FedEx Express opens new ground operations centre in Barcelona

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FedEx Express has opened a new ground operations centre in Barcelona in the one of the city’s main industrial areas – Zona Franca.

The facility will process both domestic and international shipments, serving as a gateway between the Barcelona region and Europe.

FedEx Express says it is creating Europe’s leading logistics network through strategic investments, and Spain plays a key role in this expansion process.

Following FedEx’s acquisition of TNT last year, FedEx Express is adding a significant European ground network to its air network already operating in Europe and worldwide, providing more opportunities for customers to reach even more destinations, faster.

The new facility is situated next to international transportation infrastructure, has a gross floor area of 16,905 square metres.

It is equipped with leading-edge technology, including integrated weight and volume capture systems that provide 360-degree images of all sides of the package, thus increasing traceability.

In addition, a state-of-the-art cross-belt sorting system enables processing of up to 10,000 packages per hour.  This makes the new Barcelona centre FedEx Express’ most advanced facility in Spain.

“We are very proud to open a new facility in Barcelona, which allows us to improve service to both FedEx Express and TNT customers in the region and abroad,” says FedExe Express Spain and Portual vice president of ground operations, Paloma Romero-Salazar.