UPS expands operation at Ontario Airport in California

As reported by Post & Parcel:

UPS has announced it is adding a new sorting facility and expanding its existing building at Ontario International Airport in California.

The new building will process urgent, time-definite UPS Next Day Air packages and will feature automated sorting capabilities.

The expanded ground sorting facility will be retrofitted with automated sorting systems and have twice the package processing capacity.

In a statement issued yesterday (22 March), George Willis, president of UPS’s West Region, commented: “These investments in UPS’s air and ground network illustrate UPS’s commitment to customers in the Inland Empire and abroad, and are part of an ongoing, network-wide investment the company continues to make in hub expansion and automation.

“We are expanding UPS’s integrated network to meet the needs of customers as they grow their businesses in the U.S. and around the world.”

When complete, the existing UPS ground sorting facility will have double the throughput.

The building’s footprint will increase approximately 15% to nearly 900,000 square feet.

The facility will sort packages originating from and destined for areas in and around the “Inland Empire” (a term used to describe the region in southern California which encompasses the cities of western Riverside County and southwestern San Bernardino County).

UPS flies 38 daily flights to and from Ontario International Airport.

The expansion was “driven by recent growth in e-commerce and traditional retail businesses”.

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