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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Thanks to online shopping, more packages are being moved through Louisville's UPS Worldport hub than ever before.
The new Amazon Fulfillment center in Jeffersonville, Indiana is also adding to this year's package volume. The week before Christmas is considered peak week for UPS.
It's estimated more than 3 million packages will be sorted and shipped through Worldport every day this week. That's triple the number of packages than on a typical day.
To prepare for the peak season UPS hired more than a thousand seasonal workers. Worldport employees operate on 2 shifts, an overnight and day shift.
An additional 30 charter planes are added to the UPS fleet. 2,337 cargo flights are taking off daily, almost 500 more than on a typical day.
At Worldport packages are only touched twice by human hands. A high tech scanning system ensures that packages get where they need to go on miles of conveyor belts. The typical package is processed through the giant Worldport hub in just 13 minutes.
UPS drivers will deliver 28 million packages Thursday, Dec. 20th, also known as, peak delivery day.
That's equates to 300 packages being delivered every second.
Procrastinators can still ship packages as late at Friday using UPS air services. For shipping information, click here.