FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp has confirmed the opening of its new facility in south eastern Victoria to support growing express freight demand in the region. The new purpose-built facility spans over 4,987 square metres, is equipped with an advanced automated sortation system that can sort up to 1,400 packages per hour.

The facility, located at Morwell, will support businesses in the Gippsland region to access domestic and international markets. Regional Victoria accounts for 21% of small businesses in Victoria and Gippsland is one of the areas that has seen an increase in small businesses in the past year, making the facility a crucial touch point for connecting intrastate, across the country and across borders.

The new facility is strategically located near the highway, providing accessibility for express pick-up and delivery services to homes and businesses in Traralgon, Leongatha, Sale, Morwell, Moe, Maffra, Yarram, Warragul and Drouin regions. It also serves as a domestic and international collection point.

FedEx Express Australasia vice president, Peter Langley said, “FedEx has been continuously strengthening its operational capabilities and innovating its products and services to help local businesses navigate the complex supply chain landscape in Australia. With our wide and deep domestic network within Australia, we support business owners to access their local, regional, and national consumers.

“By leveraging new facilities such as our new Morwell station and expanding regional capacity, we enable Australian businesses to move freight in a faster and more efficient manner to people and businesses across the country – no matter where they are located.”

In support of the FedEx goal to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040 globally, the new facility is equipped with multi-faceted sustainable building features to reduce impact on the environment, including LED lighting, as well as collecting and reusing rainwater on site.