FedEx launches S$97m hub in Singapore

By Freddie Pierce
Cargo giant FedEx has opened a new S$97 million transportation hub today, consolidating its air, ground and customs clearance operations under one roof...

Cargo giant FedEx has opened a new S$97 million transportation hub today, consolidating its air, ground and customs clearance operations under one roof.

Located within the Air Cargo Express Hub at Singapore’s Changi Airport, FedEx shipments are now able to be transported, cleared and sent from aircraft to vehicle in one single location.

Spanning over more than 282,000 square feet, the new hub consolidates what was previously three Singapore facilities put together.

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In addition to serving the Singapore market, the new hub also acts as a FedEx’s South Pacific Regional facility, acting as a trans-shipment point for Asia Pacific shipments in and out of Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

Replacing one facility previously located in Bukit Panjang and two in Changi, the new centre has decreased internal cargo handling time from two hours to ten minutes, and fully automates package handling, which has reduced manpower by 25 percent.

Karen Reddington, regional vice president for South Pacific at FedEx Express, said: "We have invested in this facility because it allows us to be more effective in our delivering services to our customer. It allows us to be more efficient; it takes time off the packing in the facility, and puts time where we want to, which is with the couriers on the road."

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