FedEx Express officially opened its new gateway facility at Copenhagen Airport (IATA: CPH) on January 28. The new building will serve 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.
FedEx says the new 86,111sq ft (8,000m²) facility can sort 3,300 packages per hour, process 18 FedEx Express flights and 170 truck movements per week and handles 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, commented: “The Nordic gateway will bring our Nordic customers even closer to the rest of the world. By combining courier, customs clearance, sortation and aircraft operations in a single location, we will further enhance operations in the Nordics. I am delighted that we are fully operational just over a year after we announced this investment.
“The gateway’s location at Copenhagen Airport is ideal, because of its strong freight transport infrastructure and proximity to Sweden,” Mr Canavan added. “The facility is a key part of our growth strategy in Europe, where we have expanded with more than 100 new stations since 2011.”