FedEx Freight Canada, a subsidiary of FedEx, has held an opening ceremony for its new service center for the Vancouver, British Columbia, area.
Representing a mult-million dollar investment, the facility, located in Surrey, British Columbia, will connect Western Canada’s less-than-truckload industry and customers through north-south, east-west and global shipping lanes. It handles FedEx Freight shipments coast-to-coast through Canada, intra-British Columbia and Alberta, as well as connecting international markets via road delivery and ocean networks, such as the Port of Vancouver.
The center, situated on 16.42 acres, became operation in January 2013 and has a capacity of 77 cargo doors.
Meanwhile, FedEx Express, another subsidiary of FedEx, has opened distribution centers in Greifenberg, Germany; Kalsdorf bei Graz, Austria; and Sankt Florian, Austria, expanding its presence in the Bavaria state of Germany and Austria.
These stations are in addition to existing ones in Bavaria, including Garching-Hochbrück, Hohenbrunn-Riemerling, Kempten and Wüzburg. Within the last 18 months, FedEx has more than doubled the number of its stations in Germany to almost 50.
“We want to support companies of all sizes in Bavaria and Austria in their efforts to take advantage of growth opportunities in global markets – whether elsewhere in Europe, North and South America or Asia,” said Carl Graham, managing director of operations at FedEx Express Central and Eastern Europe, in a written statement.