FedEx Express to open new Nordics gateway at Copenhagen Airport
With the Nordics region – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden – experiencing steady economic growth in recent times, FedEx Express’ decision to invest in a new state-of-the-art facility at Copenhagen Airport is part of its growth strategy to further improve connectivity between Europe and the rest of the world.
The building will serve as a gateway for inbound and outbound shipments for Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. In addition, ramp, freight and sort operations will be combined in a single location, allowing the efficient and smooth processing of shipments, supported by a state-of-the-art automated sort system.
“We are investing in this facility to give our customers even better connectivity from the Nordics to Europe and the rest of the world. Copenhagen is an ideal choice because of its strong freight transport infrastructure and the central location of its airport,” said Helena Jansson, vice president, Finance, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent, FedEx Express.
“In the last three years, we have expanded our presence across Europe opening more than 100 new stations–of which eight are in the Nordics. Our new Copenhagen gateway is a key part of our growth strategy and, like elsewhere in Europe where we’ve invested, customers in this region will benefit from earlier deliveries and later pick-up times.”
Located in the airport´s cargo area near the Øresund Strait and scheduled for completion towards the end of 2015, the 8,000 square metre hub will facilitate the streamlined processing of all incoming packages.
When operational, the new gateway will sort 11,500 packages a day, process 18 weekly FedEx Express flights, 170 truck movements per week and utilise a fleet of up to 36 pick-up and delivery vehicles. Approximately 120 FedEx Express team members will be based at the site.
Posted on: October 7th 2014