FedEx launches new European road hub
FedEx Express has opened its international road hub in Duiven.
The new hub will increase handling capacity, and ‘improve the working environment’ for employees.
The Duiven hub is one of the largest and most technologically advanced of the company’s international hub network according to FedEx. It is centrally positioned within the ‘Blue Banana’, a large corridor of urbanisation and economic prosperity stretching from Northwest England to Northern Italy, and has connectivity to every other FedEx road hub in Europe.
The new 258,333ft² features a new sorter which can process up to 200,000 parcels per day. With an increase in overall capacity of more than three times compared to the previous road hub, it also features more dock doors and improved yard operations, including new gates for quicker entry and a 20% increase in the trailer parking area. Additionally, the hub and outside areas have been designed to enhance safety with a full split between employee and operational movement as well as separate parcel and freight processing, increasing efficiency and reducing forklift movement.
Martin Gussinklo, Senior Vice President Europe Road Network for FedEx Express said: “The European Road Network is the core of our European business, offering a cost-effective and reliable service by road, and Duiven is at the heart of this proposition.
“We’re particularly excited that we can reopen our enhanced facility to customers in the 50th anniversary year of the FedEx company, making this a celebration of our proud heritage and the exciting future ahead.”