FedEx adds new sorting tech at Stansted

By Damian Brett

Source: FedEx Express

FedEx Express Europe has implemented new package sorting technology at its Stansted Airport facility in the UK to help meet rising demand. 

FedEx said the new automated scanning and sorting technology “speeds up the flow of exports through the site’s operations”.

Around 80% of shipments bound for international markets are being scanned and approved by the new sorting machines.

The upgrade is part of an ongoing redevelopment of the facility and follows a previous expansion of the building in December 2020.

Work is also underway on a new FedEx import sort system expected to be completed in 2023, with the total value of the work estimated at $25m.

Alun Cornish, managing director, ramp and gateways operations for Northern Europe at FedEx, said: “With this investment we’re demonstrating our long-term commitment to the region, for the upcoming peak season and beyond.”

Stansted is the UK’s third-largest cargo airport and handles over 258,000 tonnes of cargo annually.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]