FedEx Express opens new ground operations centre in Barcelona

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Strategically placed in the city’s Zona Franca, the new facility will serve as a gateway between the region and Europe, using cutting-edge technology to process both domestic and international cargo.

FedEx Express is establishing a leading European logistics network through strategic investments, and Spain plays a key role in this expansion process.

The new ground operations centre is located in the industrial area of Zona Franca, one of Spain’s largest and most dynamic industrial areas. The new facility, which is situated next to international transportation infrastructure, has a footprint of 16,905 square metres, comprising 14,505 square metres of warehouse space and 2,400 square metres of offices. The cross-dock warehouse also has 93 docks for trucks and 120 for vans, spread out along six extended docks throughout the main warehouse.

The technology inside the facility includes integrated weight and volume capture systems that provide 360-degree images of all sides of the package and a state-of-the-art cross-belt sorting system enables, capable of processing up to 10,000 packages per hour. This makes the new Barcelona centre FedEx Express’ most advanced facility in Spain.

“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,” said Paloma Romero-Salazar, VP Ground Operations, FedEx Express Spain and Portugal.

The new centre will employ some 280 personnel.

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