New FedEx Asia-Pacific Hub Achieves Key Milestones
HONG KONG, November 18, 2008 – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced today an updated schedule of operations for its new Asia-Pacific Hub at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, in southern China.
Now in the testing phase, the new Asia-Pacific Hub is expected to be fully operational the first half of 2009. The revised operations date provides FedEx with the necessary time to fully test all systems and processes, as well as work closely with the
Over the past several months, significant progress has been made in key areas, including construction, IT, employee training, and the installation of the hub’s unique package and sorting system, comprised of 16 high-speed sorting lines, seven round-out conveyer belts, as well as a total of 90 primary and secondary document sorting splits. This advanced system will enable FedEx to sort up to 24,000 packages an hour at the start of operations.
The new hub features its own ramp control tower – a first for an international air express cargo company facility in
“Since we announced plans for a new FedEx Asia-Pacific Hub in
All phases of operations testing have begun, including aircraft and flight operations, sort systems, and the