FedEx Opens its New Copenhagen Facility

FedEx Express continues with its expansion plans for northern Europe and recently opened their new Copenhagen facility, which is their ninth in Scandinavia.

FedEx vehicles in front of the integrator’s new Copenhagen facility  -  company courtesy
FedEx vehicles in front of the integrator’s new Copenhagen facility - company courtesy

FedEx has given their latest Scandinavian building the name “Nordic Gateway.”
It is a 8,000 sq metre complex situated at Copenhagen Airport and is geared to sorting 3,300 packages per hour and can handle the almost 180 weekly FedEx truck movements and the present eighteen express flights which are performed by FedEx at CPH.
Both import and export shipments can be handled for shipments to and from the Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Swedish markets.

This is a further expansion move in Scandinavia for FedEx Express.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the new facility took place back in October 2014 and was completed at the end of last year.
The company has now moved offices and almost 200 staff over to the new building and has started up operations there.

CPH is seen as “ideal choice”
FedEx has moved ahead quickly in Scandinavia during the past few years.
The CPH handling operation is now the ninth in the region.
The other eight buildings have all been erected since 2011.
The CPH building is ideally placed next to the airport’s apron area allowing fast and smooth transition of cargo to and from the FedEx’s nightly express flights.
Operations are optimized with the installation of a state-of-the-art automated sorting system.
FedEx believes that Copenhagen is an ideal choice for their latest set-up in Scandinavia due to the fact that it has a strong freight transport infrastructure and the central location of the airport.

Long-term engagement
FedEx Express has been striving to have a more dominant position in the European market and during the past years has invested in opening over 100 new stations, almost ten percent of which are now located in the so called Nordic region.
The Memphis-based airline and logistics company sees their Nordic investment as being a sign of their long-term development in the area.
Economic growth there is steady and GDP growth for 2015 was set at around 2 percent with the same forecasted for this year.

John Mc Donagh 

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