FedEx to build new hub at Kansai
FedEx Express, an operating company of FedEx Corp, announced its decision to establish a new FedEx North Pacific (NPAC) Regional Hub at Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka, Japan.
June 10, 2012
FedEx Express, an operating company of FedEx Corp, announced its decision to establish a new FedEx North Pacific (NPAC) Regional Hub at Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka, Japan. The NPAC regional hub will serve as a consolidation point for shipments from northern Asia to the US. The 24-hour NPAC regional hub also will continue to operate as an international gateway for our customers in western Japan The agreement with Kansai International Airport for the new 25,000 squaremeter squaremeter facility includes customs clearance operations, ramp operations, sort and transhipment operations. It is expected the facility will be in operation in spring, 2014. The role of the FedEx Asia Pacific Hub in Guangzhou, China remains unchanged, FedEx said. “Asia is said to be the powerhouse of the world economy, and its trade volume is expected to reach US$14 trillion by 2015,” said David L. Cunningham, Jr., president, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express. “With the establishment of the FedEx NPAC Regional Hub, we will be able to provide a superior level of service to our customers within and outside of the APAC region. I believe the new facility will play a major role in contributing to Asia’s growing economy.”