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FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art ramp operation located at Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif.
The opening comes before what’s expected to be a record-setting holiday shipping season and is part of the company’s plan to increase operational efficiencies and to meet growing customer demands.
“The opening of our new FedEx Express Ontario ramp positions our operations and services to efficiently handle the growing e-commerce volume coming out of Southern California and strengthens our competitive position in the market,” said Richard W. Smith, regional president of The Americas and EVP of global support, FedEx Express. “FedEx launched operations at Ontario International Airport 33 years ago, and we’re proud to have reached this new milestone as we continue to transform our network for what’s next.”
The 59.5-acre site includes a 251,000-square-foot, two-story facility with an automated sort of up to 12,000 packages per hour, including more than 2,700 non-conveyable shipments. The facility will staff 490 team members and includes nine wide-body aircraft gates, 14 feeder aircraft gates and 18 truck docks.