Laredo, TX, March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS today announced the opening of a new package sorting anddelivery facility in Laredo, Texas, doubling the capacity of itsprevious building. The new facility will also use advancedtechnology to increase processing proficiency. UPS customers inSouth Texas shipping to Mexico can benefit from the new technologyby experiencing a one-day improvement in time-in-transit. The new facility is strategically located to improve shipping toMexico, an extremely important market for UPS and its customers. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, trade betweenthe United States and Mexico has increased 113 percent over thepast 10 years, with more than $1.35 billion in cross-bordercommerce taking place every day. The Laredo facility will allow UPScustomers who ship from South Texas to maximize the potential ofcross-border commerce by allowing their packages to move morequickly through the UPS system, thus arriving in Mexico sooner. The Laredo facility further enhances UPS's industry-leadingportfolio of services and solutions that provide reliable and fastaccess to Mexico for international suppliers. With solutions likethe expanded UPS Preferred™ Less-Than-Container Load (LCL) freightservice, UPS CrossBorder Connect ™, and UPS Standard™,the logistics company offers innovative visibility technologies,supply chain and brokerage expertise that help customers remaincompetitive and meet their business objectives. The 33,000 square-foot-facility can accommodate up to 66delivery trucks/trailers. Other enhancements include technologyupgrades to improve sorting accuracy and decrease the effort neededto sort packages. These upgrades will result in an improved workingenvironment and simultaneously reduce fuel consumption, milesdriven and carbon emissions versus the previous Laredobuilding. UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering abroad range of solutions including the transportation of packagesand freight; the facilitation of international trade, and thedeployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage theworld of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be foundon the Web at UPS.comand its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPSnews direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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