FedEx expands Barcelona hub

FedEx Express has opened a new ground operations centre in Barcelona’s Zona Franca.
FedEx says Spain is a key part in its development of a European leading logistics network. Following its acquisition of TNT last year, FedEx Express is adding a European ground network to its existing air operations.
It will process domestic and international shipments and act as a gateway between the Barcelona region and the rest of Europe.
The new facility, FedEx’s most advanced in Spain, includes 14,505 sq m of warehouse space and 2,400 sq m of offices and offers integrated weight and volume capture systems that provide 360-degree images of all sides of the package to improve traceability while the cross-belt sorting system enables processing of up to 10,000 packages per hour.
The cross-dock warehouse has 93 docks for trucks and 120 for vans, spread out along six extended docks throughout the main warehouse, one of the facility’s main logistics innovations.
About 280 team members will be employed at the new centre.  The facility provides three clearly distinct spaces for parking light vehicles, tractor vehicles and trailers, to improve traffic flow and oncrease safety.
FedEx Express Spain and Portugal’s vice president ground operations, Paloma Romero-Salazar, said: “We are very proud to open a new facility in Barcelona, which allows us to improve service to both FedEx Express and TNT customers in the region and abroad.”

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