Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc is opening three new warehouse and distribution centres in China to dispense a range of goods including textiles and apparel for both export and import.

The new facilities will be located in Shanghai, Suzhou and Futian, China, and located adjacent to manufacturing centres.

UPS, which now has more than 40 logistics centres in China operated by its UPS Supply Chain Solutions unit, says it plans to open another 20 facilities in other Chinese cities over the next two years.

In November UPS added new flights to China, tripling its service from six flights a week to 18.