The world’s largest express transportation company, FedEx Express will set up its new regional hub in Dubai as it seeks to expand its footprint in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Africa (MEISA) region.
The FedEx Corp subsidiary has signed an agreement with Dubai South, a master development that is home to Al Maktoum International Airport, to build its new hub in the Logistics District.
Located in proximity to Dubai World Central Airport (DWC), the new FedEx Express regional hub at Dubai South will combine state-of-the-art technologies to support the company’s local and global networks and increase operational efficiencies to meet growing trade demands within the MEISA region.
The agreement was inked by Mr. Khalifa Alzaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South and Mr. Jack Muhs, Regional President of FedEx Express MEISA region.
According to International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Middle East experienced a 15.4 percent rise in international cargo volumes in August 2021 as compared to August 2019.
“With increasing trade needs within the region and globally, the ideal location of the hub and our advanced technology solutions will allow us to grow and strengthen our presence in the MEISA region and beyond. Dubai continues to be the heart of our regional operations. The new cutting-edge hub at Dubai South is in line with our commitment to build a network for what’s next and stay one step ahead of our customers’ requirements.”
The new hub will be developed with sustainable operations and energy use in mind and will enhance the overall customer experience with an automated and advanced sorting system, hi-speed security screening equipment, cold-chain services, and capabilities to manage dangerous goods.
Mr. Alzaffin said, “We are delighted to be helping FedEx expand its regional operations with our optimal operational solutions, bespoke services and state-of-the-art infrastructure. The mega logistic player’s presence will further consolidate our global position as the preferred choice for industry players seeking to operate in an integrated, economic environment, where they would connect with international markets through a multi-modal platform.”
The new FedEx Express regional hub at DWC will offer the opportunity for future flight growth through Dubai, allowing FedEx to expand its commercial footprint to provide businesses and customers faster access to more countries around the world.