FedEx Express has opened its new International Express and Cargo Hub located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
According to FedEx, the new facility provides greater connectivity and convenience to the FedEx global network and overseas markets for customers in eastern China, particularly those shipping to the US and Europe. The 134,000-square-metre hub is also equipped with a dedicated customer care centre and cold chain facilities with temperature-controlled storage ranging from -22 to +25°C.
“The Asia-Pacific region remains the growth driver of the world,” said David L. Cunningham, Jr., president and CEO of FedEx Express. “This new hub adds yet another major facility to our already comprehensive regional and global network, giving our Asia-Pacific customers reliable access to international markets.”
The facility has a fully automated sorting system which can process up to 36,000 packages and documents per hour, and utilizes information technology to send real-time information to customers’ mobile devices so they can arrange pick-ups accordingly and reduce costs. It also offers dedicated areas for China Customs and China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine, simplifying operations and improving the customs clearance process.
“The FedEx Shanghai hub marks another milestone that helps support the economic growth of east China,” said Karen M. Reddington, president of Asia Pacific at FedEx Express. “By continuously enhancing our services and facilities, we can provide our customers an edge in the fast-moving and ever-changing business environment.”
FedEx currently operates 66 flights in and out of the hub every week.