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From left to right: Clark International Airport Corp. president and CEO Aaron N. Aquino; Transport secretary Arthur Tugade; FedEx Express sales senior manager Garrick Thompson; Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) president Vivencio Dizon; BCDA vice president Jake Bingcang; and FedEx Express operations senior manager Ranny Chua | Photo from FedEx Express

Logistics operator FedEx Express Philippines has unveiled its new Philippine gateway facility worth US$30 million in Clark, Pampanga, and announced its scheduled opening in April 2021.

The unveiling marks the express transportation company’s 36th year of operations in the Philippines. The facility is part of FedEx’s series of strategic investments in the Philippines and across Asia-Pacific aimed at enhancing service coverage and customer experience.

The 17,000-square-meter facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that will increase sorting capabilities to 9,000 documents and parcels per hour. The facility will also have dedicated areas for processing large heavyweight freight. Once operational, this investment will bring the total number of its staff in Clark to more than 800.

“Moving our Philippines gateway to Clark will enhance our ability to serve customers across the Philippines, given the expansion of Clark International Airport and a 24/7 Customs clearance operation,” FedEx Express Philippines managing director John Peterson said in a statement.

“Customers in Northern Luzon and Cebu will enjoy an extended cut-off time while deliveries in Northern Luzon will be earlier by two hours on average. FedEx will maintain a facility in Manila to continue serving all customer needs,” Peterson added.

In 2017, FedEx invested in two Philippine facilities with a combined worth of $2.15 million. One is the Philippine IT Center in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, which is the third regional software development center for Asia Pacific (APAC) solutions enhancement in the region.

The other is the APAC Trade Facilitation Center in Clark, which performs clearance preparation work such as data management, profile matching, and other administrative tasks to support APAC markets, including Japan and Singapore.

FedEx in November 2019 announced it would expand its operations in Clark after the company left its Asian hub in Subic, Zambales in 2009 to transfer to China.

READ: FedEx to expand Clark operations but keep Aspac hub in China

And in 2018, FedEx refurbished its Philippines headquarters in Makati and equipped it with the latest technologies to enhance collaboration, promote learning, offer flexible working environments, and improve employee mobility.

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