From live sharks to million dollar documents, each year, courier services ship packages by the billions transporting just about anything to anywhere on the planet. Everyday, they work round the clock to get it all there by land, sea or air, intact exactly when you need it. And for over 100 years, one courier has taken worldwide shipping to high tech heights, UPS, the largest package delivery company on earth.
UPS process nearly four billion packages a year from nearly 1800 operating facilities around the globe. It takes a massive railroad, a squadron of 270 jetliners and 95,000 vehicles. All told, UPS has the muscle to ship to more than 200 countries and territories across the globe. But when it comes to the ultimate shipping factory, no UPS facility can top their titanic hub in Louisville, Kentucky.
Welcome to UPS Worldport. Four million square feet, 19,000 conveyor belts stretching over 100 miles, packages moving more than 15 feet per second, 9,000 employees and fueling it all is an information superhighway. Worldport processes over 50 million database transactions every single hour. Worldport is the center of UPS’ hub, bringing everything together from outside branches for processing under one roof.