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Friday, January 12, 2018
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FedEx Celebrates Grand Opening of Shanghai Air Cargo Hub

Ghafari team members at the grand opening of the FedEx Express International Priority Gateway in Shanghai
Ghafari team members at the grand opening of the FedEx Express International Priority Gateway in Shanghai

Ghafari team members were excited to take part in celebrating the grand opening of the new FedEx Express International Priority Gateway at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. With the demand for their shipping services both to and from China on the rise, FedEx decided to construct the air cargo hub to strengthen their local infrastructure to handle increased volumes. The completed hub more than triples their capacity in Shanghai – the new facility can process up to 36,000 documents and parcels per hour.

“The Asia Pacific region remains the growth driver of the world,” David L. Cunningham Jr., president and CEO of FedEx Express, said. “This new hub adds another major facility to our regional and global network, giving our Asia Pacific customers reliable access to international markets.”

Ghafari provided master planning, programming, facility planning, and conceptual / schematic design services for the 80,000 SM complex, which includes an entry building, sort facility, generator / switchgear, GSE facility, heavy weight canopy, and two security guardhouses. 

Learn more about our work on this landmark project here.