FedEx Express expands in Germany

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FedEx Express has expanded its Stuttgart Air Gateway air cargo facility and commissioned a new sorter at the site.

The new setup improves handling speed and capacity, helping to meet export and import demand from customers in the region.

In addition to more than tripling sorting capacity, the facility offers an almost fivefold increase in capacity for X-raying airfreight shipments, said FedEx.

The warehouse, which has been expanded from 800 sq m to 3,000 sq m, also enables better handling of freight and dangerous goods.

Stuttgart Air Gateway is currently connected to FedEx’s main European hub, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, with four outbound and four inbound flights a week.

This route is flown with a B737 freighter. An ATR 72 turboprop will be used on another route between Stuttgart and Liège. 

“The expansion is further evidence of our growth strategy in Europe. We have invested to offer our customers in the region even more service and opportunities. FedEx Express is a strong partner and supports large, medium-sized and smaller companies to grow their business,” said Stefan Dries, FedEx Express vice president ground operations Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Matthias Barbian, FedEx Express managing director ramp & gateways operations, added: “The Air Gateway Stuttgart offers our team members and service providers a modern working environment.

“The location is in an economically strong region and connects the companies based here to international markets worldwide via the FedEx Express air network.”

The expansion of the air gateway is the second major investment by FedEx Express in the Stuttgart region within a year.

In early summer 2022, the company opened a new facility in Nufringen. This location offers improved express services through later pick-up times and significantly expanded capacities.

The Stuttgart Air Gateway, which has been in operation since September 2012, is one of seven FedEx air cargo locations in Germany. FedEx’s largest air cargo location in Germany is the Air Hub in Cologne.

FedEx Express revenue suffered last year due to lower global volumes.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]