Distribution Facility Upgrades Include an LNG Fueling Station
UPS is talking up a major expansion of its package distribution facility adjacent to Tennessee’s Memphis International Airport, noting that the site has recently seen installation of a liquefied natural gas fueling station as well.
“As a part of UPS’s ‘rolling laboratory’ approach to alternative fuel technologies,” states a release, “59 new LNG tractor trailers have been placed in Memphis and join other new LNG big rigs fueling at new stations built in Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss.”
UPS said at the start of the year plans to have deployed between 900 and 1,000 liquefied natural gas-fueled tractors at more than a dozen locations by August (F&F, January 27).
GP Strategies for 13 UPS Locations
GP Strategies is handling LNG fueling installations at 13 UPS locations, including Memphis (F&F, October 14), notes VP Kevin Markey.
UPS says that the Memphis expansion will add approximately 140,000 square feet of building space, bringing the total to more than 430,000 square feet at an estimated cost of $70 million.
The facility will improve processing rates through increased capacity and expanded use of UPS’s next generation sorting technology when completed in early 2016.
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Source: UPS with Fleets & Fuels follow-up