UPS: in facts and figures

By Sean Galea-Pace
Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at the logistics giants, UPS, and examines its key facts and figures. Originally founded in 1907 as a messenge...

Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at the logistics giants, UPS, and examines its key facts and figures.

Originally founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the US, UPS has transformed into a multi-billion dollar organisation connecting commerce worldwide. From small beginnings, UPS has become the biggest package delivery firm in the world and now manages a range of goods, funds and information in over 200 countries and territories.

Here are some important facts about the logistics powerhouse.

 

Founded: August 28, 1907

Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.

Website:  www.ups.com

Chief Executive Officer: David Abney

2018 revenue: $72bn

Employees: 481,000 worldwide (399,000 in U.S.)

2018 global delivery volume: 5.2bn packages and documents

Daily global delivery volume: 20.7mn packages and documents

Daily US air volume: 3mn packages and documents

Daily international volume: 3.2mn packages and documents

Service area: Over 220 countries and territories.

Customers: 1.5mn pick-up, 9.1mn delivery

Online tracking: 180mn tracking requests every day

Retail access: The UPS Store, over 5,100; UPS Customer Centers, approximately 1,000; Authorized outlets, 8,200 UPS Drop Boxes, approximately 38,000; UPS Access Point locations, more than 28,000 

Operating facilities: Over 1,800 

Delivery Fleet: Approximately 123,000 package cars, vans, tractors, motorcycles, including more than 10,000 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles

UPS jet aircraft: 248 

Short-termed leased or Chartered aircraft: 316

Daily flight segments: Domestic – 1,138; International – 1,182

Airports served: Domestic – 400; International – 415

SEE ALSO:

Air hubs

  • United States: Louisville, Ky. (main Global Air Hub) Philadelphia, Pa.; Dallas, Texas;  Ontario, Calif.; Rockford, Ill.

  • Europe: Cologne/Bonn, Germany

  • Asia / Pacific: Shanghai; Shenzhen; Hong Kong SAR, China 

  • Latin America and Caribbean: Miami, Fla.

  • Canada: Hamilton, Ontario

 

UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Key services: Logistics and distribution; transportation and freight (air, sea, ground, rail); freight forwarding to over 200 countries and territories; international trade management, and customs brokerage.

Specialty services: Service parts logistics; technical repair and configuration; supply chain design and planning, returns management, transportation management.

Facilities: More than 500 facilities in more than 125 countries; 35 M sq. ft.

 

UPS Freight

Key services: Leading provider of less-than-truckload and truckload services coast-to-coast

Delivery fleet: Over 5,900 vehicles and more than 22,000 trailers

Facilities: 200 service centers

 

Freight Brokerage Services: Coyote Logistics provides truckload, intermodal, and less-than-truckload brokerage and transportation management services using a network of more than 50,000 carriers across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Canada.

 

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