FedEx expands at US airport
15 / 12 / 2021
FedEx Express' air cargo hub at Miami International Airport. Photo: FedEx
FedEx Express recently completed a major expansion of its air cargo hub located at Miami International Airport.
The US$72.2m expansion will increase capacity and capabilities at the company’s Americas gateway, which connects the US and Canada to Latin America and the Caribbean.
The expansion adds more than 138,000 sq ft to the main sort facility, bringing it to a total of more than 282,000 sq ft. The enhancements include a new customs clearance area and a new 70,000-sq ft cold chain facility, the largest in the FedEx global network.
The expansion of the customs clearance area will help accelerate international operations as it will shorten the times throughout the entire customs clearance process.
The cold chain facility is comprised of multiple rooms ranging from -13 degrees Fahrenheit to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. The facility will accommodate growing demand for transportation of perishables such as flowers and food, as well as pharmaceuticals and therapeutics.
“FedEx Express is proud to be one of the largest air cargo carriers operating out of Miami International Airport, and this expansion underscores our commitment to serving South Florida, Latin America and the broader world,” said Richard W. Smith, regional president of the Americas and executive vice president of global support at FedEx Express. “The expansion of our Miami hub better positions us to meet growing customer demand and efficiently move increased e-commerce volume through our vast network.”
Juan Cento, regional president, FedEx Express Latin America and the Caribbean, added: “Miami has always been critical to our operations, serving as our largest gateway connecting markets across North and South America. The added cold chain capacities will enable us to expand verticals in the Latin American region that require refrigeration, and the new customs clearance space will help expedite trade in and out of the busy air cargo port.”
FedEx Corp. subsidiary FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, delivering to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed up delivery of time-sensitive shipments.