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FedEx opens largest Asia-Pac centre in China
Story 10 - Logistics

US-BASED logistics conglomerate Federal Express (FedEx) Corporation last month opened its Asia-Pacific air-transshipment hub in Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport in south China.

The opening of the facility, the group’s largest hub outside the US, comes after FedEx announced that it would be closing its current operations in Subic Bay, northern Philippines, which would reportedly result in 500 job losses.

Michael Ducker, president, International FedEx Express, maintained that the launch of the new hub is a “significant milestone for FedEx”, reinforcing the group’s “long-term commitment to this region”.

“As part of the FedEx international growth strategy, we are continuously enhancing our operations in markets that are critical to powering the global supply chain. Through our new state-of-the-art hub, we are well positioned to better serve customers around the world doing business in China and the broader Asia-Pacific markets, strengthening global commerce.”

The US$150-million hub is slated to oversee the group’s regional operations over the next 30 years, opening up the region to more than 220 countries and territories that FedEx now serves. In addition, the facility has its own ramp control tower, a first in China for an aircargo provider, giving FedEx better control over its aircraft movement, on top of a Customs clearance facility, package and sorting systems that can process up to 24,000 packages hourly.

“The FedEx role as a global logistics facilitator is to connect the world.The new hub will enhance our competitive edge in managing the volume of trade that will be routed to and within this region over the next few decades,” David Cunningham Jr, president, Asia- Pacific, FedEx Express, commented.


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2009 March Stories:

Slashing prices to stave off sales slump - Part 2: What else is there for Asian retailers to do?

Store brands gaining consumer favour in tough economic timesh

Milan food show:Market innovation,evolution, trends

Thai retailers know the value of displays

Key spend some retailers cannot do without

More than just pretty

Silent but effective sellers, communicators

CK Tang records marked fall in operational losses

Asia’s largest beachfront mall opens in Pattaya

FedEx opens largest route under new management

Woolworths takes e-shopping route under new management

Johnny Rockets enters Philippine market

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