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FedEx Freight opens up new Alberta, Canada-based service center

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
April 20, 2012

FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx, said this week it has officially opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art Alberta, Canada service center.

The new multi-million dollar facility is located on Wrangler Crescent SE in Rocky View County and handles shipments throughout Western Canada and pick-up and delivery of FedEx Freight shipments in local communities, according to company officials. The Alberta service center has a 60-door capacity and is located on an 18.6 acre parcel.

“This new service center has allowed FedEx Freight to make our reliable transit standards more accessible for local customers, while offering all FedEx Freight customers total solutions for their domestic and international shipping needs,” a FedEx Freight spokesperson told LM.

FedEx Freight previously served this market through a smaller facility, the spokesperson said.

While the spokesperson would not put a number on how many customers FedEx Freight would serve out of this new facility, she explained that FedEx Freight selected this site to reinforce both its north/south and our east/west shipping lanes.

This new service center is also expected to produce multiple competitive advantages for FedEx Freight, including some of the fastest transit times between Alberta and Texas, providing fast, efficient connectivity between these two vital oil-producing regions and the ability to segment time-sensitive shipments from inventory replenishments for both occasional shippers or large shippers managing global supply chains.

“Our new service center is an important milestone for FedEx Freight and for Alberta,” said Grant Crawford, vice president of International, FedEx Freight, in a statement.  “This is a strategic location within our vast network of [centers] across the country.  This new center offers all FedEx Freight customers greater access for all their domestic and international shipping needs.  We expect to continue to grow in this market.”

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Jeff Berman
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Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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