UPS gearing up for record peak volumes

As reported by Post & Parcel:

UPS has reported that it is gearing up for a record volume in holiday season parcels, as it is anticipating an increase of more than 14% on the peak delivery period last year.

There are two additional delivery days in 2016 and UPS expects to surpass 700m packages delivered globally in 25 days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

Based on current information, the company anticipates a record 13 of the 21 delivery days before Christmas to exceed 30m packages daily. UPS delivers around 18m packages daily during typical non-peak shipping periods.

UPS added that, throughout 2016, it has been preparing for its busiest shipping season with the opening of 15 new or expanded hub facilities across the US. The company also is installing mobile delivery villages and adding thousands of delivery car positions to support its expanded ground delivery fleet during the period. As previously reported, UPS is employing more than 95,000 temporary seasonal workers this year.

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