FedEx opens Kansai North Pacific Hub
FedEx Express (FedEx) has commenced operations at its new, 24-hour North Pacific Regional Hub, located at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan from 1 April.
May 1, 2014
FedEx Express (FedEx) has commenced operations at its new, 24-hour North Pacific Regional Hub, located at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan from 1 April. The new facility has the capacity to sort up to 9,000 packages per hour and serves as a consolidation and transhipment point for shipments between Asia and the US, giving customers greater access to and from markets in Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe, FedEx said. On top of the current direct flights to the US, a new route to Indianapolis in the US state of Indiana has been added. For service to Europe, there are regular flights to Paris, France via Narita.
The Asia Pacific region plays an important role in US trade, with Japan, China and South Korea being three of the top ten trading partners and accounting for more than one-fifth of US total trade in 20131. “Our North Pacific Regional Hub not only provides us with greater operational flexibility, but also allows us to offer our customers in Japan and the Asia Pacific access to regional and global trade opportunities through our strong operational network,” said David L. Cunningham, president, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express.
Covering 39,500 sqm, the North Pacific Regional Hub incorporates connected offices and cargo sheds, an in-house customs unit, ramp operation, and cargo sorting and transhipment capability. The facility is also equipped with freezers and refrigerators, enabling handling of cargo at a large range of different temperatures.