N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6596 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4219 times:
Anyone from the ORD area knows that FX has its air terminal on the south side of the airport. However, the sorting facility is several miles away in Hillside (though it's mostly a straight shot down Mannheim Road.)
Anyone know why FX has their facility divided like this? It seems contrary to their M.O., since they need an extra shipping step as a result.
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Tedex From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3919 times:
Probably less expensive land off the airport. Also, I don't know the details of the FedEx Ground network but I did track a recent FedEx "express" shipment that didn't travel via air but did go through a suburban FedEx facility. I guess it makes sense for sorting to be done off the airport if there are facilities to do it and it ends of being more cost effective.
Memphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3824 times:
FedEx Express and FedEx Ground are TWO totally different operating companies, and for the most part, if not always; Express boxes go on Express vehicles and Ground boxes on Ground vehicles. My understanding . . . much of an inbound FX aircraft's freight has indeed been sorted down to the respective stations, where once at the station, they sort it down to the individual courier trucks/vans.