FedEx opens hub at Kansai Intl

Hub to offer expanded shipping capability between Asia and the US.


FedEx Express (FedEx) has commenced operations at its new North Pacific (NPAC) Regional Hub, located at Kansai International Airport on April 1, 2014. 
While the NPAC 
regional hub will serve as a consolidation point for shipments from northern Asia to the United States, it will continue to operate as an international gateway for their customers in western Japan.

“We find that the location of KIX is convenient for both the major Asian markets and cities in the United States, and it has also had outstanding 24-hour operations since its opening in 1994. We are looking forward to working together with KIAC as their partner. said Masamichi Ujiie, regional vice president, North Pacific, FedEx Express.

The new facility reportedly has the capacity to sort up to 9,000 packages per hour. It covers 39,500 sqm and incorporates connected offices and cargo sheds, an in-house customs unit, ramp operation, and cargo sorting and transshipment capability. For healthcare, the facility is equipped with freezers and refrigerators, enabling handling of cargo at a large range of different temperatures. It serves as a consolidation and transshipment point for shipments between Asia and the United States.

The facility is also fixed with solar panels on the roof to utilise “clean” energy as part of the company’s continued sustainability drive.