FedEx Express has agreed to build its new regional hub for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa (MEISA) region in the Dubai South Logistics District.
The new hub will be located adjacent to Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) and integrate state-of-the-art technology, increasing operational efficiencies and serving growing trade demands within the MEISA region.
At a signing ceremony held at ‘Hypermotion Dubai’ at the World Expo’s Dubai Exhibition Center, HE Khalifa Alzaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, and Jack Muhs, regional president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa, signed the agreement to build the FedEx hub.
“We are delighted to be helping FedEx expand its regional operations with our optimal operational solutions, bespoke services and state-of-the art infrastructure. The mega logistic player’s presence will further consolidate our global position as the preferred choice for industry players seeking to operate in an integrated, economic environment, where they would connect with international markets through a multi-modal platform.”HE Khalifa Alzaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South
Middle East Key Market and Hub for FedEx Express
The Middle East is becoming an increasingly important logistics hub for global trade with the Dubai South Logistics District driving the growth of logistics and supply chain solutions linking the region to the rest of the world.
Data from the International Air Transport Association shows the area experienced a 15.4% growth in international cargo volume in August 2021, compared to August 2019.
The new FedEx Express regional hub at DWC will enable the company to expand its air cargo operations at Dubai, allowing it to provide businesses and customers faster access to more countries around the world.
“With increasing trade needs within the region and globally, the ideal location of the hub and our advanced technology solutions will allow us to grow and strengthen our presence in the MEISA region and beyond. Dubai continues to be the heart of our regional operations. The hub will be developed with sustainable operations and energy use in mind and will enhance the overall customer experience with an automated and advanced sorting system, hi-speed security screening equipment, cold-chain services, and capabilities to manage dangerous goods.”Jack Muhs, regional president of FedEx Express MEISA
This is the second major service expansion in two weeks by FedEx Express in the Middle East. Last month, the company announced it would transition its operations in Jordan to a direct-serve presence to support the country’s growing logistics demands.
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