FedEx Express announces opening of new ramp at Luis Munoz Marin Airport
Feb 7, 2019: On February 6, 2019, FedEx Express announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art San Juan Airport ramp operation located at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
The Memphis-based company informs that this new 70,000-square-foot facility integrates delivery, pick-up and air operations under one roof. Sorting capacity is up to 2,400 packages per hour, and 14 truck-loading docks enable rapid movement of freight across the different modes of transportation.
'Since we started our operations in Puerto Rico nearly 40 years ago, this market has been instrumental in our growth and success in the region,' said Basil Khalil, vice president of Operations of Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Central America, FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Division.
The new ramp replaces the former FedEx facility and allows for better aircraft positioning to facilitate on-time departures and same-business-day services, including those available to St. Thomas and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands.
The complex, built to suit FedEx specifications, will be equipped with refrigerated and temperature-controlled capabilities to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, main sectors in the economy of Puerto Rico.
Following Hurricane Maria in 2017, FedEx sent more than 100 relief flights to Puerto Rico, delivering more than 12.8 million pounds of medicines, hygiene kits, water and other supplies.