UPS in $200m expansion at Cologne

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UPS has set out plans to expand its operations at Cologne/Bonn airport in Germany increasing the hub’s sorting capacity from 110,000 to 190,000 packages per hour.

IN addition, the $200 million expansion plan will enable UPS to handle lager freight shipments through an extension to the existing building. 

The expansion project, due to be completed by the end of 2013. UPS is the largest employer at Cologne/Bonn Airport, with almost 2,300 employees. The expansion is expected to create up to 200 new jobs at the hub by the end of 2013, a figure that will rise further as new capacity is use.

UPS originally chose Cologne/Bonn as the location for its European air hub on account of its location at the heart of Europe’s most productive economic region. The airport also offers UPS the possibility to fly at night until at least 2030.

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