FedEx Express expands air cargo capacity at Miami International airport

The $72.2 million expansion adds more than 138,000 square feet to the main sort facility, bringing it to a total of more than 2,82,000 square feet.

FedEx Express expands air cargo capacity at Miami International airport
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FedEx Express recently completed a major expansion of its air cargo hub located at Miami International Airport. The expansion will increase capacity and capabilities at the company’s Americas gateway, which connects the U.S. and Canada to Latin America and the Caribbean.

The $72.2 million expansion adds more than 138,000 square feet to the main sort facility, bringing it to a total of more than 2,82,000 square feet.

The enhancements include a new customs clearance area and a new 70,000-square-foot cold chain facility, the largest in the FedEx global network. The expansion will create hundreds of new jobs at the hub during the holiday season.

“This expansion underscores our commitment to serving South Florida, Latin America and the broader world. The expansion of our Miami hub better positions us to meet growing customer demand and efficiently move increased e-commerce volume through our vast network,” said Richard W. Smith, Regional President of The Americas and Executive Vice President of Global Support, FedEx Express.

The expansion of the customs clearance area will help accelerate international operations as it will shorten the times throughout the entire customs clearance process. The cold chain facility is comprised of multiple rooms ranging from -13 degrees Fahrenheit to 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

“Miami has always been critical to our operations, serving as our largest gateway connecting markets across North and South America. The added cold chain capacities will enable us to expand verticals in the Latin American region that require refrigeration, and the new customs clearance space will help expedite trade in and out of the busy air cargo port,” said Juan Cento, Regional President, FedEx Express Latin America and the Caribbean.

“FedEx Express’ expansion at MIA continues to grow Miami-Dade’s capacity for international trade and e-commerce, especially before the busy holiday season, further positioning our County as a leader for cargo in the nation and the hemisphere. In addition to increasing MIA’s shipping and cargo capacity, FedEx Express’ larger hub is creating hundreds of jobs for Miami-Dade residents and growth opportunities for local businesses,” said Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor, Miami-Dade County.

“Congratulations to our partners at FedEx Express on the completion of their new Miami hub. As one of the busiest cargo carriers at MIA, their growth is a major reason why we are having by far our best year ever in total cargo volume,” said Ralph Cutié, Miami International Airport Director and CEO.

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