The machines take over at FedEx Stansted


FedEx Express Europe has unveiled new package sorting technology at its London Stansted Airport facility.  Automated scanning and sorting speeds up the flow of exports with some 80% of shipments bound for international markets being scanned and approved by machines.

The upgrade is part of an ongoing redevelopment of the facility and follows a previous expansion of the building in December 2020. Work is also underway on a new FedEx import sort system expected to be completed in 2023 as part of a $25m total investment.

Located just 40 miles from London, Stansted is the UK’s third largest cargo airport and currently handles over 258,000 tonnes of cargo annually. It is currently the only London airport with the capacity and infrastructure to support increased demand for cargo aviation over the next 10-15 years.