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An Inside Look at UPS’ Louisville Hub

Behind-the-scenes at one of the world's largest air cargo facilities.

Aircraft at UPS’ Worldport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Nestled in Louisville, Ky. lies UPS Worldport, the global air hub for UPS Airlines. This massive facility, clocking in at 5.2 million square feet, is a central sorting location for millions of packages each day.

Worldport serves as a testament to modern logistics. With a network of conveyor belts stretching 155 miles and a team of over 7,000 employees, the hub sorts roughly 400,000 packages every hour. Advanced technology like barcode scanners ensures each package finds its way to the right destination quickly and efficiently.

Worldport is a key player in UPS’ global network, connecting over 200 countries and territories. The air hub sees roughly 400 UPS flights per day.

AirlineGeeks received a behind-the-scenes look at the facility earlier this year.

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  • Ryan Ewing

    Ryan founded AirlineGeeks.com back in February 2013 and has amassed considerable experience in the aviation sector. His work has been featured in several publications and news outlets, including CNN, WJLA, CNET, and Business Insider. During his time in the industry, he's worked in roles pertaining to airport/airline operations while holding a B.S. in Air Transportation Management from Arizona State University along with an MBA. Ryan has experience in several facets of the industry from behind the yoke of a Cessna 172 to interviewing airline industry executives. Ryan works for AirlineGeeks' owner FLYING Media, spearheading coverage in the commercial aviation space.

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