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Aviation Updates Philippines – World-leading logistics company FedEx Express unveiled a 30 million USD investment for a gateway facility in Clark International Airport. The company unveiled its investment last October 6, 2020, which marks its 36th year of operation in the Philippines.
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The new 17,000 square meter facility gateway located in Clark will start commercial operations in April 2021. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that will increase sorting capabilities to 9,000 documents and parcels per hour. The facility will also have dedicated areas to process large, heavyweight freight. 

According to FedEx Express Philippines Managing Director John Peterson, ”Moving our Philippines gateway to Clark will enhance our ability to serve customers across the Philippines, given the expansion of Clark International Airport and a 24/7 Customs clearance operation. Customers in Northern Luzon and Cebu will enjoy an extended cut-off time while deliveries in Northern Luzon will be earlier by two hours on average. FedEx will maintain a facility in Manila to continue serving all customer needs.”

The investment is expected to have positive impact on our country and Clark as shipping demand continues to rise.

Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said: “FedEx made the right choice, for the location of this new smart and green metropolis is strategic and booming with potential. The expansion of the company’s operations here in the north will definitely complement the transport infrastructure projects we are building to provide enhanced mobility and connectivity across the country.” 

Aaron Aquino, Clark International Airport Corporation President, said: “We’re delighted with FedEx’s investment here at the vibrant Clark civil aviation complex and CIAC is equally committed to sustaining a mutually beneficial partnership toward job creation and continued economic growth in the greater Clark area.”

FedEx operated its first Asian hub in Subic, Zambales, in 1995. After 14 years, they left the Philippines to establish a super-hub at Guangzhou, China.

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