FedEx Express will double its footprint at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport with the opening of the new FedEx South China Operations Centre.

The 41,000m2 operations centre, double the size of the current Guangzhou Gateway and due to be operational in 2027, will connect outbound shipments from customers in southern China with FedEx’s international network through the Asia Pacific Hub.

It will also receive and process inbound shipments for delivery to local customers.

The centre will include offices, sorting systems, operations areas and a warehouse, and will be able to sort up to 25,000 packages and documents per hour, three times the sorting efficiency of the current facility.

Kawal Preet, President of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions at FedEx Express, says, “China is integral to our regional and global network. Our investment in the South China Operations Centre will support our long-term growth in a region with high economic potential. Guangzhou sits within the Greater Bay Area of the Pearl River Delta which includes Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It is a region that is taking proactive steps to integrate against a blueprint that will further strengthen its position as a global economic powerhouse.”

FedEx Express' Guangzhou hub handles more than 210 flights a week, connecting to its North American network via Anchorage and Memphis, and to Europe via Paris Charles de Gaulle and Cologne.