FedEx Express has announced that its new international gateway to Southern Europe at Milan-Malpensa airport is now fully operational.
The 35,000-square-metre express logistics facility features advanced technology that will boost package sorting capacity by 25 percent. This improves efficiency and enables FedEx to better meet volume growth and continue to provide excellent service to its customers.
“Expanding our operations in Malpensa is a key part of our network growth strategy, creating more capacity and enabling more business connections in Europe and around the world,” said David Binks, president, FedEx Express Europe and CEO of TNT. “This new Southern Europe gateway represents the next step in building Europe’s premier logistics network.”
“In Italy alone, the number of people making online purchases has doubled over the last five years and purchases for 2016 are forecast to increase by 17% compared to 2015”, Binks said.
Now more than ever, Italian companies are showing a strong propensity for global growth, which has led to increased demand for air transport to international markets. Over the last 12 months, the number of shipments sent via FedEx from Italy to the rest of the world has grown by double digits.
FedEx Express began operations in Italy since 1986. Malpensa became the primary FedEx gateway in 1992. Located in Lombardy, one of Italy’s most economically vibrant regions, more than 60% of all Italian export products are manufactured within a 250 km radius of Malpensa, an area home to 40% of all Italian businesses, which generate almost half of Italy’s GDP.