FedEx ExPress expands its air cargo hub at Miami airport
FEDEX Express recently completed a major expansion of its air cargo hub located at Miami International Airport.
The US$72.2 million expansion will increase capacity and capabilities at the company’s Americas gateway, which connects the US and Canada to Latin America and the Caribbean, reports London’s Air Cargo News.
The expansion adds more than 138,000 square feet to the main sorting facility, bringing it to a total of more than 282,000 square feet. The enhancements include a new customs clearance area and a new 70,000-square foot 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.
“This expansion underscores our commitment to serving South Florida, Latin America and the broader world,” said FedEx Express vice president Richard Smith.
“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,” Mr Smith said.