- 10 February 2017
- Transport / Logistics Services
FedEx Express new Southern European international gateway at Milan-Malpensa Airport is now fully operational according to the company. It has advanced technology to improve efficiency to meet future volume growth.
the 35,000 square metre gateway has advanced technology designed to boost package sorting capacity by 25%. FedEx say that this will enable it to better meet volume growth. The international delivery company has opened 24 new offices in Italy since 2011 and has also introduced a direct cargo flight from Italy to the FedEx World Hub in Memphis, TN, USA.
FedEx Express president and chief executive officer (CEO), David Cunningham said: “With 95 per cent of the world’s consumers living outside U.S. borders, FedEx has prioritised its expansion in areas that drive profitable growth and in turn, break down barriers and enable our customers to reach new markets.”
FedEx Express Europe and CEO of TNT, David Binks says the number of people in Italy making online purchases has doubled over the last five years and 2016 is expected to be 17 per cent above 2015.
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. This new Southern Europe gateway represents the next step in building Europe’s premier logistics network.”
The site has been FedEx’s Italian gateway since 1992. Located in Lombardy, more than 60% of Italian export products are made within 250km of Malpensa, and generate almost 50% of Italy’s GDP.
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