FedEx Express opens Gdańsk facility as part of multi-million dollar investment program
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FedEx Express has announced the opening of a new ground operations facility in Gdańsk, Poland. The new facility is part of a multi-million dollar investment program in Central and Eastern Europe that also includes new facilities in the capitals of Latvia and the Czech Republic, as well as Cluj and Sibiu in Romania.
In a statement, FedEx Express said the strategic location of the Gdańsk facility enables businesses in the region to easily connect with and expand into domestic markets in Poland, as well as international markets across Europe and around the world.
According to FedEx Express, the Gdańsk facility employs 60 people, covers an area of over 9,000 m2 and consists of both offices and a warehouse equipped with high-end warehousing solutions dedicated to courier operations: a sorting system capable of handling up to 4,500 packages per hour, parking stations for 159 courier vans loading docks and 10 gates for linehaul trucks.
One side of the warehouse has been designed to handle standard shipments, while the other handles larger freight shipments.
Commenting on the announcement, Mariusz Mik, Vice President of Ground Operations Eastern Europe for FedEx Express, said:
“Our investment in Gdańsk is a perfect example of how we are responding to the needs of our customers and the opportunities for growth in Eastern Europe. Not only we are opening a modern facility, but we are also adding a new flight point at the Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, linking the region to the largest air cargo network in the world that FedEx offers. Vice President Ground Operations Eastern Europe, FedEx Express. He added, “Our aim is to be the right partner for local enterprises on their path to growth.”