FedEx to expand gateway facility at Clark International Airport

FedEx expands Gateway Facility at Clark International Airport

FedEx has announced plans to expand its gateway facility at Clark International Airport (CRK) in the Philippines, following an agreement with Luzon International Premiere Airport Development (LIPAD), the airport’s operator and manager.

The 17,000 sq m gateway, initially opened in October 2021, supports local businesses and e-commerce growth, with the capacity to sort up to 9,000 parcels per hour.

The current facility includes a dedicated freight-handling area spanning 630 sq m.

Upon completion, the new FedEx facility will more than double in size, featuring new aprons and taxiways.

This expansion aims to provide greater and more reliable access to international markets for import and export shippers, further supporting the growing demand for e-commerce, freight, and cold-chain shipments across the Asia Pacific region.

The signing ceremony at the FedEx Gateway was attended by Joshua Bingcang, president and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA); Arrey Perez, president of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC); and Noelle Meneses, vice president for business development and business enhancement at Clark Development Corporation (CDC).

The expansion aligns with the vision of BCDA, CDC, and LIPAD to transform CRK into a global civil aviation logistics hub for international cargo.

Maribeth Espinosa, managing director of FedEx Philippines said: “We are pleased to sign this agreement that symbolizes our intent to kick-start the expansion of our gateway at Clark.

“Since our establishment in 1984 in the Philippines, we remain committed to continuously enhancing our network and service offerings to support the growing needs of our customers and strengthen their connection to overseas markets.

“This expansion is a testament to our strong commitment in facilitating cross-border trade and optimizing the country’s supply chain capabilities.”

Noel Manankil, president and CEO of LIPAD, added, “This landmark agreement embodies our unwavering commitment to fostering sustainable development and economic vitality in the region, ensuring a brighter future for us and for the whole community.”