FedEx Signs Agreement to Expand Philippine Gateway in Clark

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Federal Express Corporation, one of the worlds largest express transportation companies, has signed an agreement with Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (LIPAD), operator and manager of Clark International Airport, to expand and upgrade the companys gateway in Clark, Pampanga. The new facility is set to offer enhanced capabilities that will benefit local businesses looking to amplify their presence in international markets and support the growing demand for e-commerce, freight, and cold-chain shipments across the Asia Pacific region.

To demonstrate their support for the expansion, Joshua Bingcang, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Arrey Perez, President, Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), and Noelle Meneses, Vice President for Business Development and Business Enhancement, Clark Development Corporation (CDC) attended the signing ceremony at the FedEx Gateway.

Upon completion, the new FedEx facility will be more than double the size of its current facility. The gateway will further boost support for both importers and exporters including small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) and heavy-weight freight shippers with greater and more reliable access to and from international markets.

This strategic expansion aligns with the vision of BCDA, CDC, and LIPAD to transform Clark International Airport (CRK) into a premier global civil aviation logistics hub for international cargo. The planned establishment of additional facilities, such as aprons and taxiways will facilitate FedEx operations, enabling better handling of cargo and fostering growth in the logistics sector. These developments are expected to bring economic benefits to the northern Luzon region, providing job opportunities for the local community and serving as an economic stimulus in the region.

We are pleased to sign this agreement that symbolizes our intent to kick-start the expansion of our gateway at Clark, said Maribeth Espinosa, managing director of FedEx Philippines. Since our establishment in 1984 in the Philippines, we remain committed to continuously enhancing our network and service offerings to support the growing needs of our customers and strengthen their connection to overseas markets. This expansion is a testament to our strong commitment in facilitating cross-border trade and optimizing the countrys supply chain capabilities.

We proudly celebrate this collaboration with FedEx Philippines for their Clark Gateway expansion within the LIPAD project land, said Noel Manankil, President and CEO of Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp. or LIPAD. This landmark agreement embodies our unwavering commitment to fostering sustainable development and economic vitality in the region, ensuring a brighter future for us, and for the whole community.

In October 2021,FedEx first unveiled its gateway in Clarkto boost support for local businesses and e-commerce growth. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the 17,000-square-meter facility has the capability to sort up to 9,000 parcels per hour and enables FedEx to provide customers with reliable service more efficiently. The facilitys dedicated freight-handling area spans 630 square meters.

As FedEx celebrates its 40th anniversary in the Philippines, the company continues to offer products and services that provide convenience for customers. In October 2023, FedEx launched a new flight service between Vietnam and the Philippines with improved transit time, supporting the growth in trade volumes between both markets. The continuous introduction of enhanced and differentiated portfolio of solutions from FedEx will enable Philippine businesses to capture more import and export opportunities.

Learn more about how FedEx is serving Philippine businesseshere.

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