FedEx Express has begun operations at its Asia Pacific hub at the Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China.
The hub represents a £101 million ($150 million) capital investment and it is now the company’s largest site outside the United States.
It is located in the heart of Guangzhou’s Pearl River Delta, which is a major international centre of production and trade in the region.
The facility features its own ramp control tower, a first for an international air express cargo company facility in China. It is also equipped with a dedicated customs clearance facility and advanced package and sorting systems capable of processing up to 24,000 packages an hour at the start of operations.
There will be 136 flights going in and out of the hub each week, providing access to more than 220 countries and territories served by FedEx.
L. Ducker, president, international of FedEx Express, said: “As part of the FedEx international growth strategy, we are continuously enhancing our operations in markets that are critical to powering the global supply chain. Through our new state-of-the-art hub, we are well-positioned to better serve customers around the world doing business in China and the broader Asia Pacific markets, strengthening global commerce.”