UPS to construct new hub in Clark

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From left: Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD) chairperson Josephine Gotianun-Yap, LIPAD president and CEO Noel Manankil, UPS Philippines managing director Russel Reed, and UPS finance supervisor Rowena Hernando during the agreement signing on March 21. Photo from LIPAD.
  • United Parcel Service is expanding its operations at Clark International Airport with the construction of a new hub set to be operational in 2026
  • The new facility is part of UPS’ investment commitments of over $250 million in the Asia Pacific since 2023
  • Construction is set to begin in February 2025 and will be operational in late 2026

United Parcel Service (UPS) is expanding its operations at the Clark International Airport (CRK) with the construction of a new hub set to be operational in late 2026.

Construction will begin in February 2025.

The move is part of the company’s investment commitments of over $250 million in the Asia Pacific since the start of 2023.

UPS and CRK operator Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corp. (LIPAD) recently signed an agreement for the construction of the facility that will enable UPS to further strengthen its portfolio of integrated express, supply chain and healthcare logistics services. The hub will also further improve speed time in transit for imports, exports and trans-shipments.

“Asia Pacific continues to be one of UPS’s fastest growing regions. UPS has continued to invest in our network to maximize speed and flexibility, build solutions addressing the shift of global trade lanes, and offer resilience for our customers,” UPS Asia Pacific president Wilfredo Ramos said in a statement.

The agreement is the latest in a series of recent network and facility enhancements the company has made across Asia Pacific, including in Singapore, Japan, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, and most recently Hong Kong, where UPS announced it will open a new state-of-the-art facility by 2028.

“We have been doing business in our Philippines hub for more than 25 years, helping to connect businesses to markets in Asia Pacific and beyond. The investments UPS continues to make through this expansion will enhance time in transit across Asia Pacific and continue to deliver service reliability for our customers and position UPS for long-term growth,” Ramos added.

“The collaboration between UPS and LIPAD marks a major achievement in positioning Clark as a premier logistics hub for international brands seeking to launch or grow their global presence,” LIPAD president and chief executive officer Noel Manankil said in a separate statement.

For her part, LIPAD chairperson Josephine Gotianun Yap said “UPS’s expansion in Clark will bring positive changes to Pampanga, providing job opportunities for the local community and serving as an economic stimulus in the region.”

Since 2022, UPS has also invested intensively in its healthcare business introducing UPS Premier – which provides priority handling for time- and temperature-sensitive, patient-critical products – in nine markets across the Asia Pacific region.