FedEx establishes South China Operations Centre

South China Operations Centre FedEx

FedEx Express says it has announced that it will expand and upgrade the FedEx Guangzhou Gateway by establishing a new FedEx South China Operations Centre at its Asia Pacific Hub.

It notes its new South China Operations Centre will cover an area of more than 41,000 sqm and will be operational by 2027.

The facility will connect outbound shipments from customers in southern China with FedEx international network through the Asia Pacific Hub, including Australia. It will also receive and process inbound shipments arriving at the hub for delivery to local customers.

“We continue to expand our network and service offerings to cater to the growing needs of our customers in the AMEA region and enhance their connections to global markets,” Kawal Preet, President of the Asia Pacific, Middle and Africa at FedEx Express, says.

“China is integral to our regional and global network,” he adds.

The centre will include offices, state-of-the-art sorting systems, operations areas, and a warehouse.

It will be able to sort up to 25,000 packages and documents per hour – three times the sorting efficiency of the current facility.

FedEx will also integrate frontier technology and sustainability into the facility’s design to provide an eco-friendly working environment.

FedEx says its Asia Pacific Hub at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, one of the main FedEx gateways in China, connects Australian and Chinese customers with 11 flights per week currently operating from Sydney to Guangzhou.

Currently, the FedEx Asia Pacific Hub operates more than 210 flights per week, while the FedEx Guangzhou Gateway handles approximately 40 per cent of the hub’s import and export cargo volume.

“Our investment in the South China Operations Centre will support our long-term growth in a region with high economic potential,” Kawal says.

“Guangzhou sits within the Greater Bay Area of the Pearl River Delta which includes Shenzhen and Hong Kong,” he adds. “It is a region that is taking proactive steps to integrate against a blueprint that will further strengthen its position as a global economic powerhouse.”

Last year, FedEx says it introduced six new intercontinental flights originating from Asia Pacific (APAC), contributing additional capacity of almost 2700 tons in and out of APAC to the US and Europe.

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