The boom of fast courier delivery and next day delivery services is in demand now more than ever. For major carriers such as UPS, FedEx, DHL
and TNT, parcel hubs are critical to the operation of their businesses. The hubs are the heart of the operation, this is where the majority
of sorting and forwarding of mail to destinations takes place. We take a look at what happens in distribution hubs and how they work.
Most ground and international parcel hubs send and receive millions of packages every day. For instance, the UPS hub in Tamworth, Staffordshire is the largest UPS ground hub outside of the US. The facility which opened in 2007, handles both domestic and international packages, making sure every parcel or shipment gets measures, weighed and direct to the correct destination.
Parcel hubs are huge buildings, with most are the size of dozens of football pitches. Read More…