CLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) head Vince Dizon has welcomed the expansion of FedEx in Clark saying it will spur economic development in Central and Northern Luzon.
FedEx, one of the world's largest logistics providers, has opened its $30-million cargo terminal facility here.
"This expansion by FedEx to Clark gives Northern and Central Luzon a much-needed boost in terms of jobs creation, movement of goods and economic activity amid the Covid-19 pandemic," Dizon said.
The 17,000-square-meter facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, enabling faster processing with the capability to sort 9,000 parcels per hour.
This supports the growing e-commerce demand for bulk shipments and large items, especially for the upcoming peak season shipping volumes.
The new Clark gateway of FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., also features a cold storage facility for varying temperature-sensitive shipments.
One unit has storage temperature capabilities ranging from -20°C to 5°C or -4°F to 41°F, appropriate for storing vaccines, fresh produce, and raw products.
Dizon said the new FedEx facility comes at an opportune time when the new Clark International Airport passenger terminal is set to start full operations, while infrastructure projects are in full swing to make access to and from Clark and New Clark City faster and more convenient than ever.
"We look forward to a long, solid strategic alliance with FedEx in the years to come," said Dizon, who is also the Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects.