FedEx in MOU with NSW for Aerotropolis hub


Significant step taken towards realising Western Sydney airport logistics facility

FedEx in MOU with NSW for Aerotropolis hub
Peter Langley

 

FedEx Express has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NSW government to collaborate on the design and development of a new freight and logistics hub at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

The freight and logistics hub is to be built on the doorstep of the new Western Sydney International Airport.

"In today’s business environment, having a competitive edge is critical to success and, with our FedEx and TNT services, we are offering customers the ability to optimise their cross-border supply chains at high speeds and without compromise on reliability," FedEx Express Australasia vice president Peter Langley says.  

"FedEx Express is pleased to be able to work with the NSW government to build a leading freight and logistics hub in Western Sydney.

"With the presence of this facility, we are creating more possibilities for local businesses to reach potential new markets across the world."

The announcement comes 16 months after DB Schenker signed a similar MoU. 


Read about how DB Schenker signed up for the Aerotropolis, here


The facility is to feature automated technologies and include digital capabilities that are having a big impact in the way goods are moving around the world.

"This MoU will support increased trade and export of local products through the Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird Walton) Airport," NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian says.

"The 24/7 freight and logistics hub will be a cutting-edge facility that allows fresh produce to be transported from local paddocks to international plates in under 36 hours, and open up a global market for farmers and local businesses in Western Sydney."

"FedEx Express has agreed to play a key role in the development of a freight and logistics hub in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

"We will leverage their expertise to transform the way goods are brought from Western Sydney to the world."

Airfreight has been nominated long term as a significant function of the new airport.

"The latest MoU helps ensure Western Sydney has a competitive advantage when it comes to freight and logistics," state jobs and Western Sydney minister Stuart Ayres says.

"With the latest technology, this is an opportunity to position Western Sydney to capitalise on that advantage for our businesses."

"We have now signed MoUs with companies across aerospace, defence, manufacturing, agribusiness, education and logistics and are on track to create 200,000 jobs in the Western Parkland City."

ATN has sought details from Ayres’ office on how the two MoUs relate.

 

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