FedEx expands Shenzhen airport facility

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FedEx Express has upgraded its Shenzhen Baoan International Airport gateway facility in Shenzhen, China by renovating and expanding the import warehouse to improve import operations and provide customs clearance efficiency for customers in the Southern China region.

The import warehouse at the Shenzhen facility is now equipped with an advanced intelligent management system e-warehouse and an additional sort belt.

Plus, the gateway has expanded its footprint by 48% to over 4,500 sq m, doubling the sorting capacity of packages and documents, while increasing freight handling capacity by 50%, said FedEx.

“As a city that has pioneered cutting-edge economic and social innovations in China, Shenzhen has always been important to our development strategy,” said Robert Chu, vice president, operations, FedEx China.

“The expanded gateway will further optimize our customs clearance process in Shenzhen and southern China. As it creates a smarter supply chain for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other regions, it will provide customers with an efficient and smooth customs clearance experience, enhancing their competitiveness in the international market.”

The Shenzhen facility is one of four major FedEx international gateways in China. It is is primarily responsible for handling import and export packages for multiple cities in south China and some areas in southwestern China. 

This year marks the 40th anniversary of FedEx operations in China. From the first international express company to operate cargo flights at Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, FedEx now operates 10 international flights in Shenzhen per week, connecting Asian and American markets.

Last July, FedEx upgraded its export service for high-value shipments in south China, “reducing the transit time of Category D shipments from south China to the Americas through the Shenzhen Gateway by at least one day for regional customers”, said the company.

FedEx said it will continue to improve its facilities in Shenzhen, explore and invest in new technologies to improve operational efficiency, and further reduce customs clearance times.

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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]