Air, Business, Feature, Logistics

Fedex opens up Ulster to the world

[ November 9, 2011   //   ]

FedEx Express has opened a new 20,000sq ft facility at Kilroot Business Park in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. The express carrier is also investing in a domestic ground delivery service within Ulster and a FedEx global service based on a daily flight from Belfast International, about 20 miles away. This will feed into the company’s international hubs and accelerate delivery times to many parts of the globe, notably North America and Asia. A next-business-day service will operate to and from Europe and the US East Coast, with a two-business-day service to Asia and the rest of the US. (Exact services may vary depending on place of collection and delivery).

The new centre was officially opened on 8 November by Northern Ireland Assembly Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Arlene Foster, who said: “The availability of logistics companies such as FedEx is important for businesses seeking to win and having to service sales outside Northern Ireland. The presence of an internationally renowned company such as FedEx will add to our inward investment proposition and increase Northern Ireland’s attractiveness to potential investors.”

President, FedEx Express Europe, Gerald Leary, added that delivery times to the US West Coast or to Asia, could be cut by a full business day.