FedEx Express has opened a new S$97m ($78.9m USD) hub facility in Singapore to service the Asia Pacific region.
The company said today the South Pacific Regional Hub, located at Singapore Changi Airport, is the first and only express transportation facility in Singapore to house air, ground and clearance operations under one roof.
FedEx said it is also the only hub in Singapore to house an on-site cargo shipment clearance capability with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and Singapore Customs.
The new hub offers 282,700 square feet of space to manage shipments in and out of Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asian countries including Laos and Cambodia.
The facility can accommodate more than 280 delivery vehicles, and boasts a fully-automated 12-output sorting system that FedEx said can sort up to 12,000 packages each hour.
The FedEx South Pacific Regional Hub has an airside infrastructure that includes two new aircraft parking bays currently servicing FedEx 34 fights in and out of Singapore weekly. The close proximity of the FedEx aircraft to FedEx operations means that it can take less than four minutes for the FedEx container to be delivered to the sort belt in the gateway from the moment it is unloaded off the aircraft, the company said.
As a result, this provides FedEx with enhanced end-to-end custodial control from aircraft arrival to the delivery of the packages to our customers.
David L Cunningham, the Asia Pacific president for FedEx, said the new facility would consolidate the integrator’s operational strength in the region and provide customers with better access to regional and global trade.
“With the new facility, we aim to provide greater connectivity to the important trading lanes of the US and the EU for our customers,” he said.
FedEx already has hubs in Guangzhou, China, and in Osaka, Japan.
The Memphis-based integrator said it was investing in a region accounting for 9% of the world’s population, with 600m people living in Southeast Asia, with a combined GDP of $1.8 trillion USD.
Source: Post&Parcel/FedEx Express