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UPS unveils new facility at Milan Bergamo Airport


US shipping giant, UPS, has opened a new logistics complex at Milan Bergamo Airport.

The new 5,000sqm facility, which is part of an ongoing infrastructure upgrade at the Italian airport, is equipped with advanced sorting technology allowing UPS to process up to 3,800 packages per hour, twice as many as the previous amenities allowed.

“The strategic choice made by UPS at Milan Bergamo Airport is particularly significant as it supports the process of infrastructural development and growth undertaken by SACBO,” said Giovanni Sanga, president of airport operator, SACBO.

“UPS’ investment and commitment to our airport demonstrates its belief in the indispensability of the logistics function to support the local economy.”

Exclusively powered by renewable energy, particular attention has been paid to the sustainability of the new premises.

Achieving a Class A1 Energy Performance Certificate after an almost zero-energy build, SACBO notes that the warehouses and offices have been designed with optimum soundproofing and thermal insulations to guarantee high energy performance while removing the use of non-renewable sources.

As the company’s key Italian gateway, UPS operates three daily flights (Monday to Friday) to Milan Bergamo from its European hub in Cologne and/or onwards to further UPS stations, utilising the carrier’s widebody B767s. Enabling efficient handling of air cargo, the new facility offers further growth in Italy’s imports and exports market.

“Our commitment to Milan Bergamo Airport represents more than an investment in UPS and our capabilities, it is an investment in our customers and their potential for progression and success,” said UPS Italia CEO, Britta Weber.

“This new facility will play a fundamental role in the growth of imports and exports of the company. The Lombardy Region and all of Italy will be bringing the best of ‘Made in Italy’ to the world for years to come.”

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