UPS doubles capacity with expanded East Midlands Airport hub

By Damian Brett

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UPS has opened its expanded air hub at East Midlands Airport (EMA) in the UK, doubling its capacity at the airport.

The expanded hub measures 36,000 sq m and can process 22,500 packages per hour, which is twice the capacity of the previous facility.

The facility also features automated scanning and sortation systems and the project came at a cost of £138m.

“Our investment at East Midlands Airport shows our confidence that UK businesses of all sizes are poised to make the most of export opportunities now and in the future,” said Jim O’Gara, president, UPS UK Ireland & Nordics.

“Our message to companies large and small in the region is that the world is at their fingertips, and we’re here to make doing business internationally as easy as doing business at home.’’

The airport is home to UPS’s largest UK air gateway and its second largest air operation in Europe after its Europe Hub in Cologne, Germany.

UPS operates six daily freighter flights from the airport utilising B767 capacity.

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