FedEx Express has recently launched a new FedEx Adelaide South Australian gateway facility to meet expected demand in airfreight over the next 25 years.
The facility, situated adjacent to the Adelaide Airport, has been established to meet the soaring air freight demand in South Australia and forms part of the planned freight and logistics hub for Adelaide Airport East Precinct, FedEx says.
Boasting enhanced sorting and storage capabilities, the state-of-the-art facility spans 64,000 m2.
In addition to increased sorting capabilities, FedEx says the new facility enables a remarkable 300% increase in package sorting volume.
The demand for air freight in Adelaide is projected to more than double over the next 20 years, with an anticipated increase from 58,500 tonnes annually to 146,000 tonnes by 2039.
Peter Langley, Vice President of FedEx Express Australasia, expressed his pride in launching the new facility during the company’s 50th anniversary year. He stated, “This gateway is now the largest single express freight sorting facility in South Australia and the first to respond to major freight upgrades at the Adelaide Airport. The enhanced capabilities of the new facility will benefit local businesses looking to tap into the international marketplace and support the growing demand for e-commerce in the South Australia region.”
In line with the company’s commitment to achieving carbon-neutral global operations by 2040, the new Adelaide gateway includes environmentally friendly features 100% LED lighting, resulting in over 50% energy savings compared to traditional lighting systems. Additionally, rainwater is collected and reused on-site, contributing to water conservation efforts.