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FedEx opens cargo hub at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

LBR Staff Writer Published 09 January 2018

FedEx Express (FedEx) has opened an international express and cargo center in Shanghai, expanding its operational strength for customers in Asia Pacific.

The FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub is situated at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

It offers better connectivity and convenience to the FedEx global network and overseas markets for customers in eastern China, especially those shipping to the US and Europe.

The 134,000m² facility applies cutting-edge technologies and innovation to improve operational efficiency.

FedEx Express president and CEO David Cunningham said “The Asia Pacific region remains the growth driver of the world.

“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.”

FedEx presently has 66 flights per week coming in and out of the hub. A fully automated sorting system at the hub can help in processing about 36,000 packages and documents per hour.

The facility uses information technology to send real-time information, including flight and shipment status to customers’ mobile devices, helping them in arranging pick-ups accordingly and lower logistics costs. 

The hub features areas for China Customs and China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) as well as a cold chain center, which which will support the healthcare industry. 

Equipped with temperature-controlled storage ranging from -22°C to 25°C, the center offers a range of high-standard cold chain logistics solutions dedicated for several healthcare products like medicines, semi-finished medicines and pharmaceuticals.

FedEx Express Asia Pacific president Karen Reddington said: “The FedEx Shanghai Hub marks another milestone that helps support the economic growth of east China.

“By continuously enhancing our services and facilities, we can provide our customers an edge in the fast moving and ever-changing business environment.”

Image: FedEx opens new cargo hub at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Photo: Courtesy of FedEx.