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Global express delivery firm FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., plans to expand its office at Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka, Japan, into its North Pacific (NPAC) regional hub by 2014.

The NPAC regional hub will serve as a consolidation point for shipments from northern Asia to the United States while continuing to operate as an international gateway for 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,” said Masamichi Ujiie, regional vice president, North Pacific, FedEx Express.

Once operational in the spring of 2014, the new 25,000-square-meter facility will allow FedEx Express greater operational flexibility to meet its customers’ needs, the U.S.-based company said in a press statement. The expanded facility will have a 24-hour operation and provide customs clearance, ramp, sorting, and transshipment services.

“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 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.”

The role of the FedEx Asia Pacific Hub in Guangzhou, China, remains unchanged, the company said.

 

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