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FedEx Express opens new logistics facility at Milan-Malpensa airport

LBR Staff Writer Published 13 February 2017

FedEx Express has opened its new international gateway to Southern Europe at Milan-Malpensa Airport.

The new facility will meet the growing demand from Italian and European businesses and consumers.

Advanced technology features have been added to the 35,000ft² express logistics facility to expand package sorting capacity by about 25%.

These features enable FedEx to better meet volume growth, as well as provide effective services for the customers.

Since 1986, FedEx Express has been providing services in Italy, while Malpensa turned as the primary FedEx gateway in 1992.

Located in Lombardy, Malpensa is a place where more than 60% of all Italian export products are manufactured within a 250km radius of the region.

FedEx, which opened 24 stations across the country since 2011, operates a direct cargo flight from Italy to the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis of Tennessee.

FedEx Express president and CEO David Cunningham said: “With 95% of the world’s consumers living outside US borders, FedEx has prioritized its expansion in areas that drive profitable growth and in turn, break down barriers and enable our customers to reach new markets,”

“Connecting people and possibilities translates into business prosperity, jobs, and a more efficient pipeline for goods, resulting in economic growth.”

FedEx Express Europe president David Binks said: “Expanding our operations in Malpensa is a key part of our network growth strategy, creating more capacity and enabling more business connections in Europe and around the world.”

With the support of global air and ground network, FedEx Express provides delivery services in around 220 countries and territories.

Image: FedEx Airbus A300F4-605R N654FE. Photo: courtesy of Kohei Kanno.