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FedEx's (FDX) Express Unit Expands Cargo Hub at Miami Airport

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FedEx Corporation’s FDX subsidiary, FedEx Express, recently completed a major expansion at Miami, FL, worth $72.2 million to cater to strong customer demand and increased e-commerce volumes. The company’s shipping volumes through Miami increased by 30.9% between the 2019-2020 period.

The expansion of FedEx Express’ air cargo hub at Miami International Airport increases capacity and capabilities at its Americas gateway. The project adds more than 138,000 square feet to the company’s main sort facility, bringing the total to more than 282,000 square feet. The enhancements include a new customs clearance area and a 70,000-square-foot cold chain facility — the largest in FDX’s global network. The newly expanded cargo hub is expected to create hundreds of jobs for Miami residents.

The expansion of the customs clearance area will facilitate FedEx’s international operations by reducing the time taken for the customs clearance process. The cold chain facility consists of multiple rooms with temperatures ranging from -13 degrees Fahrenheit to 77 degrees Fahrenheit to cater to the transportation of perishable items such as flowers and food and pharmaceuticals and therapeutics.

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FedEx Express’ regional president of the Americas and executive vice president of global support, Richard W. Smith, said, "FedEx Express is proud to be one of the largest air cargo carriers operating out of Miami International Airport, and this expansion underscores our commitment to serving South Florida, Latin America and the broader world."

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