FedEx tops-out Copenhagen gateway

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FedEx has completed the external structure of its 8,000 sq m gateway facility at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark.

The gateway is due to open at the end of 2015, following the installation and testing of an automated sort system, representing an investment of approximately €4 million.

The facility will process 11,500 packages a day when open and will incorporate areas for dangerous goods and cold storage. The sort belt measures 360m in total, including a state-of-the-art cross belt loop sorter. This loop sorter will use a combination of brushless motors which power the belts and electricity-generating wheels which help capture the energy. These two elements also reduce friction and heat, and mean that up to 90 per cent of the kinetic energy is stored and turned back into electricity.

“Now we start the fine-tuning process,” said Trevor Hoyle, vice president, operations, Northern Europe, FedEx Express. “Over the next few months we will be putting the sort technology through its paces to ensure flawless execution and delivery of outstanding service to every customer’s shipment.”

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