UPS – United Parcel Service

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UPS – United Parcel Service
United Parcel Service (UPS) is an American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company.

Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a multi-billion-dollar corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today, UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. We have become the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day, we manage the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Along with the central package delivery operation, the UPS brand name (in a fashion similar to that of competitor FedEx) is used to denote many of its divisions and subsidiaries, including its cargo airline (UPS Airlines), freight-based trucking operation (UPS Freight, formerly Overnite Transportation), and retail-based packing and shipping centers (The UPS Store). The global logistics company is headquartered in the U.S. city of Sandy Springs, Georgia, which is a part of the Greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

UPS is known for its trademark brown delivery trucks and uniforms, hence the company nickname “Brown“. UPS also operates its own airline and air cargo delivery service (IATA: 5X, ICAO: UPS, Call sign: UPS) based in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

UPS Facts – Package Operations

2016 revenue: $51 billion
2016 global delivery volume: 4.9 billion packages and documents
Daily global delivery volume: 19.1 million packages and documents
Daily U.S. air volume: 2.7 million packages and documents
Daily international volume: 2.8 million packages and documents
Service area: More than 220 countries and territories; Every address in North America and Europe
Customers: 1.6 million pick-up, 8.7 million delivery
Online tracking: 101.5 million tracking requests per business day
Retail Access: The UPS Store, 4,945; UPS Customer Centers, 1,052; Authorized outlets, 9,070 UPS Drop Boxes, 38,200; UPS Access Point locations, more than 26,000
Operating facilities: More than 1,800
Delivery fleet: 108,210 package cars, vans, tractors, motorcycles, including more than 8,100 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles
UPS jet aircraft: 237
Short-termed leased or Chartered aircraft: 420
Daily flight segments: Domestic – 1,077; International – 1,090
Airports served: Domestic – 374; International – 313
Air Hubs:

  • United States: Louisville, Ky. (main Global Air Hub) Philadelphia, Pa.;  Dallas, Texas; Ontario, Calif.;  Rockford, Ill.; Columbia, S.C.
  • Europe: Cologne/Bonn, Germany
  • Asia / Pacific: Shanghai; Shenzhen; Hong Kong
  • Latin America and Caribbean: Miami, Fla.
  • Canada: Hamilton, Ontario

Major competitors in the United States include United States Postal Service (USPS) and FedEx, along with regional carriers such as OnTrac, Eastern Connection, and LSO (formerly Lonestar Overnight). In addition to these domestic carriers, UPS competes with a variety of international operators, including Canada Post (and its subsidiary Purolator), TransForce, Deutsche Post (and its subsidiary DHL), Royal Mail, Japan Post, India Post and many other regional carriers, national postal services and air cargo handlers (see Package delivery and Mail pages).

Founded in Seattle, Wash., USA – August 28, 1907
Headquarters Atlanta, Ga., USA
Chief Executive Officer David Abney
2016 revenue $61 billion
Employees More than 434,000 globally (350,000 in U.S.)

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