United Parcel Service handles a lot of freight at its large Louisville air hub & more is on the way

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    United Parcel Service handles a lot of freight at its large Louisville air hub — and more cargo is on the horizon - Progressive Railroading

    When customers seek to tap UPS Supply Chain Solutions' services and UPS' network relationships to gain sustainability benefits or generate an economic return, they many times also desire transportation reliability that's comparable with their current mode of choice, says Buenker. There are many "win-win-win solutions" for UPS, its customers and carriers that lead to lower costs, improved service and better-utilization results, he says.

    "While many of our customers engage in their own transportation solutions directly with carriers, the benefit of any expansion in a market that is part of our hub network creates logistics clusters that draw those efficiencies for many transportation modes," says Buenker.

    And rail is often a mode in play due to its efficiencies — benefits that could send more UPS-generated freight in rail's direction if the shipper's reliability needs are met.