FedEx has just announced a €200 million capital investment in its European hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport.
This exciting new development in the largest FedEx hub outside the USA forms a key part of our network expansion strategy, creating more capacity and enabling more business connections throughout Europe and to the global market place beyond.
Taken in conjunction with our hub in Cologne, the TNT facility in Liege, plus existing and planned FedEx and TNT ground depots and stations in cities throughout France, it all adds up to one over-riding, integrated business aim: we’re here to help you move goods faster and more reliably across borders, decrease costs, improve your supply chain, and take advantage of new opportunities for growth and profitability in France, Europe and the rest of the world. Construction will commence in the summer of 2017, and once completed in 2019 it will be one of the world’s most advanced express logistics operational centres.
Key features of the significantly enhanced hub will be state-of-the-art technology which will boost package sorting capacity by more than 40%, plus an automated sorting system for large, over-sized packages. The latter - designed to meet a continuing growth in both general international trade and in e-commerce business in particular - will also be an important worldwide first for FedEx.
In line with our continuing commitment to sustainability we are also taking care to ensure that the new facility will fully meet both BREEAM (the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) and HQE (Haute Qualité Environnementale) certification standards. The hub will therefore be constructed making maximum use of non-polluting materials, LED lighting and many other environmentally friendly techniques and devices.