FedEx extends operational strength in Asia Pacific
FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub is officially open and is the largest of its kind at Shanghai Pudong International Airport
January 15, 2018
By PLA Editor
FedEx Express announced the official opening of its new FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The 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 Shanghai Hub is the largest of its kind at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The new facility applies cutting-edge technologies and innovation to enhance operational efficiency. The 134,000 square-meter facility is equipped with a dedicated Customer Care Center as well as cold chain facilities.
FedEx currently has 66 weekly flights in and out of the Hub. With a fully automated sorting system, the new facility can process up to 36,000 packages and documents per hour. The facility utilizes information technology to send real-time information, including flight and shipment status to customers’ mobile devices so they can arrange pick-ups accordingly and reduce logistics cost. With dedicated areas for China Customs and China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ), the Hub simplifies operations and improves the Customs clearance process.
FedEx continues to increase its operational strength to meet the specific needs of its customers from various industries. For example, the new Hub features a Cold Chain Center which will support the healthcare industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in the Asia Pacific region. Equipped with temperature-controlled storage ranging from -22°C to 25°C, the Center offers a full suite of high-standard cold chain logistics solutions tailored to different healthcare products such as medicines, semi-finished medicines and pharmaceuticals.
The FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub reinforces the city’s position as one of the world’s leading international shipping centers, which has ranked among the top three in the world for ten consecutive years with a cargo and mail throughput of 3.8356 million tons in 2017.