MIA FedEx Cargo Distribution Center Expansion
The FedEx Express Miami International Airport Facility was designed to support the integration of a new 67,000-square-foot temperature controlled facility which forms an integral part of the FedEx global cold chain network. All aspect were considered in the design to support the integrity of temperature-sensitive flowers, healthcare and perishable shipments.
The project involved an on airport International Cargo/Parcel building expansion, primarily consisting of 142,000-square-feet of warehouse space with a 27,000-square-feet of new and expanded office areas. The new offices will accommodate the expanded FedEx MIAR operations and regional management, as well as the new Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operational/inspection offices. FedEx customers will now enjoy enhanced options when shipping critical and sensitive products between Central/South America, the Caribbean and the U.S. plus other parts of the world.
The facility will ultimately have temperature-controlled areas for -25°C to -10°C (frozen), 2°C to 8°C (cold) and 15°C to 25°C (controlled-room temperature) products; Separate areas for healthcare shipments and other temperature-sensitive perishables (e.g. specialty foods, flowers and seafood); Cross dock station with direct trailer access to cold (2°C to 8°C) environment; and cold lock dual door design for precise temperature control. The MIA FedEx Distribution center construction requires special attention to schedule and quality to protect the stored product.
Throughout construction, the existing distribution facility building, aircraft apron and GSE yard remains operational. The project includes a significant amount of sitework involved, totaling 17 acres of site development of the existing 30 acre leased site. This included 220 new spots for the employee parking lot expansion, new permanent perimeter fencing, underground utilities, stormwater management and landscaping.
- New 67,000-square-foot temperature controlled facility
- 142,000-square-feet of warehouse space
- 27,000-square-feet of new and expanded office areas
- 220 new parking spaces for employees