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FedEx invests $350 million in new state-of-the-art regional air and ground hub at DWC

Elevating the UAE’s position in global logistics: New FedEx center highlights innovation and efficiency.

Fedex express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, is expanding its presence in the Middle East with its new state-of-the-art Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (MEISA) hub at Airport Dubai World Central (DWC) in South Dubai. The facility was officially inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Groupalong with Raj Subramaniam, President and CEO of FedEx Corporation, Richard W. Smith, President and CEO of FedEx Express, Airline and International, and Kami Viswanathan, President of FedEx Express MEISA.

The launch of the center marks a long-term investment of more than $350 million (approximately AED 1.3 billion) in the UAE economy through infrastructure and technological advancements at the facility. This investment reaffirms the company’s commitment to the economic growth of the UAE, in line with the ‘National Agenda for the Development of Non-Oil Exports’which aims to increase the nation’s foreign trade.

In your comments, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoumsaying:

“The opening of the FedEx MEISA center in Dubai South is a strategic milestone for Dubai’s aviation and logistics sectors, as it consolidates the emirate’s strong infrastructure, strategic location and ongoing efforts to improve global connectivity. As we continue to strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading business hub, this new facility underlines our commitment to supporting the growth of trade and commerce, perfectly aligning with our vision of economic diversification and innovation-driven development.”

“The establishment of our new center in the United Arab Emirates is a strategic move that significantly increases our presence and capabilities in the MEISA region. This investment is not just about expanding our network; “It is about improving the region’s connectivity and playing a key role in facilitating trade around the world.”

saying Richard W. Smith, president and CEO of FedEx Express, airline and international.

“Given the UAE’s current status among the top five countries in global re-export operations, our regional center not only aims to serve the MEISA region, which represents approximately 45% of the world’s population, but is also a crucial part of our global strategy. air network that connects 220 countries and territories.”

“At Dubai South, our mandate is to support the government’s economic diversification efforts through the different services and solutions we provide to local and international businesses, complemented by our state-of-the-art infrastructure. We are delighted to welcome the new FedEx facility, which will serve as a regional hub that will contribute to the growth of the emirate’s major sectors, aviation and logistics, while catalysing its role in the broader development of an economy. focused on innovation and technology.”

saying HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, CEO of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South.

“The new FedEx center marks a fundamental step in our growth strategy to build a more flexible, efficient and intelligent network, to provide exceptional services that fit the needs of our customers. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, our center at DWC in South Dubai exemplifies our commitment to transforming our operations through automation and building a smarter, more sustainable logistics network.”

saying Kami Viswanathan, President of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.

The 57,000 square meter facility incorporates advanced technologies including automated sortation systems that improve the efficiency, accuracy and speed of package processing and distribution from the facility. The center also has two automated high-speed X-ray machines equipped with artificial intelligence, to efficiently scan goods and improve security. Additionally, a 170 m2 cold storage area serves a wide range of temperature-sensitive shipments.

The new Fedex The center is also a testament to the company’s commitment to sustainability and our goal of achieving carbon-neutral operations by 2040. The facility complies with Dubai Municipality Green Standards, which features a solar energy project and a building management system that helps ensure efficient energy use. Besides, Fedex is leveraging the electric ground service fleet along with electric charging stations for pickup, delivery and employee vehicles.

Located at DWC, in the heart of Dubai South, the center forms an integral component of the region’s aviation and logistics ecosystem. This strategic location is further enhanced by a comprehensive multimodal transportation network, seamlessly connecting air, land and sea.

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