Work has started on FedEx Express’ new Copenhagen Airport facility
A ground breaking ceremony has taken place, signalling the official start of construction. The new facility will serve as a gateway for inbound and outbound shipments for Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.
Ramp, freight and sort facilities will also be combined in a single location. At more than 8,000 square metres, the facility will sort 11,500 packages a day, process 18 weekly FedEx Express flights, and account for 170 truck movements a week. It will have a fleet of up to 36 pick-up and delivery vehicles. Some 120 FedEx Express team members will be based at the site. The building will be located in the airport´s cargo area near the Øresund Strait. It is scheduled for completion towards the end of 2015.
Operations will be organised to allow shipments to Denmark and Sweden-based customers to be both delivered and picked up earlier.
“We are investing in this facility to give our customers even better connectivity from the Nordics to Europe and the rest of the world. Copenhagen is an ideal choice because of its strong freight transport infrastructure and the central location of its airport,” says FedEx Express’ Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent finance vice president, Helena Jansson.
“In the last three years, we have expanded our presence across Europe, opening more than 100 new stations – of which eight are in the Nordics. Our new Copenhagen gateway is a key part of our growth strategy and, like elsewhere in Europe where we’ve invested, customers in this region will benefit from earlier deliveries and later pick-up times,” she adds.
Copenhagen airport’s chief executive officer, Thomas Woldbye, welcomes FedEx’s investment, which he says is, “a new positive chapter in our cooperation with FedEx Express. It also reinforces our position as a vital Northern European centre for air cargo, reflected in the growth of our cargo activities, which have increased by about 16 per cent over the past three years, even in a highly competitive market.”