FedEx Express opened its new gateway facility at Copenhagen Airport. The new facility is expected to serve as a gateway for inbound and outbound shipments for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. It marks the ninth new FedEx Express facility in the Nordic region in the last five years.
The new 8,000 sq m facility is expected to be able to sort 3,300 packages per hour, process 18 weekly FedEx Express flights, 170 truck movements per week and a fleet of up to 36 pick-up and delivery vehicles. Approximately 120 FedEx Express team members will work at the site. The facility is located in the airport´s cargo area near the Oresund Bridge to Sweden.
David Canavan, senior vice president, Operations, FedEx Express Europe, said, “The gateway’s location at Copenhagen Airport is ideal, because of its strong freight transport infrastructure and proximity to Sweden,” adding “The facility is a key part of our growth strategy in Europe, where we have expanded with more than 100 new stations since 2011.”
According to the announcement, the Nordics region of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden has experienced steady economic growth in recent times, an upward trend which has been reflected in FedEx Express shipping data. According to the company, shipments between June 2014 and May 2015 from these markets to the rest of Europe increased by more than 24% compared to the previous 12 months with North America also growing with the overall number of FedEx Express shipments from the Nordic region to North America increasing by about 22% between June 2014 and May 2015, compared to the same period the previous year.
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