Three hundred and ninety four parcels delivered every second across the world. That’s United Parcel Services – UPS – expected schedule on its busiest day of the year.
Last year the delivery giant was left red faced as millions of parcels didn’t arrive in time for Christmas. In a bid to avoid such a costly debacle again the company has spent around 500 million dollars preparing for this years holiday rush.
They’ve introduced a new automated sorting system. It will rapidly identify post codes which re-route packages on the event of bad weather. It also lets workers process as many as 15 percent more packages per day.