FedEx accelerates European hub projects

FEDEX Express has announced two major European hub projects to meet the growing demands of European business – a major expansion to its European hub in Roissy Charles de Gaulle, Paris, and a state-of-the-art environmentally friendly facility in Cologne.

The expansion at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle by September 2009 and the building of a major new facility at Cologne by spring 2010, will dramatically increase capacity at the two hubs – ensuring that FedEx Express can continue to provide a seamless service for customers who wish to access European and global markets while minimising impact on the environment.

The European Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, said that in 2007 the European zone recorded its fastest economic growth rate since 2000, and that Europe was sharing in the benefits of the trend towards greater globalisation.

“These major developments of hubs at the very heart of our European operations, demonstrate our commitment to playing a central role in the future growth of the continent as a whole,” said Robert Elliott, president, Europe, Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Africa, FedEx Express. “At both Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Cologne, we believe we have found innovative and practical solutions to our need to expand our operations that are good for business and the environment.”

The relocation of FedEx Express main hub for Central and Eastern Europe from Frankfurt to Cologne will allow FedEx Express to create a state-of-the-art facility with the very latest environmental design to meet the rapidly growing demand for express services in Germany and Eastern Europe.

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