FedEx introduces new sorting technology to speed up flow at London Stansted

FedEx Express Europe has officially unveiled new package sorting technology at its London Stansted Airport facility.

The new automated scanning and sorting technology speeds up the flow of exports through the site’s operations, according to the FedEx subsidiary. This results in approximately 80 per cent of shipments bound for international markets being scanned and approved by machines.

The upgrade is part of an ongoing redevelopment of the facility and follows a previous expansion of the building in December 2020. Work is also underway on a new FedEx import sort system expected to be completed in 2023. The total investment by FedEx into Stansted for these ongoing projects is estimated at US$25 million.

“The Stansted Airport facility plays a key role in the economic development of London and the Southeast, connecting our customers and helping them grow their businesses within the UK and around the world,” said FedEx’s managing director, ramp and gateways operations for Northern Europe Alun Cornish. “With this investment we’re demonstrating our long-term commitment to the region, for the upcoming peak season and beyond.”

The FedEx Express gateway facility at Stansted Airport is dedicated to processing international import and export shipments. Located 68 kilometres away from London, Stansted is the UK’s third largest cargo airport and currently handles over 258,000 tonnes of cargo annually.

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