FedEx doubles import capacity at Stansted Airport

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FedEx Express Europe has installed a new import sorting system at London Stansted Airport, doubling the number of shipments that can be processed per hour.

The new parcel sorting system, which is part of $25 million of upgrades at Stansted, can sort 6,000 packages per hour and is equipped with technology that captures data points via barcode scanning, providing the FedEx operations team and customers with instant updates.

The system has the flexibility to connect to a range of different outfeeds meaning parcels can be loaded into different vehicles for onward connections.

It includes technology that enables FedEx to intercept and redirect shipments subject to post-Brexit customs regulations to a separate area.

Alun Cornish, Managing Director, Ramp and Gateways Operations for Northern Europe at FedEx, says, “The new import system is the next step in the modernisation of our Stansted operation. With the increased demand for imports from UK SMEs, this technology will help us maintain our exceptional customer service by getting goods to our customers as quickly as possible.”