FedEx Express recently launched a 17,000sqm gateway facility in Clark, Pampanga to boost support for businesses and e-commerce growth in the Philippines.
The facility enables faster processing with the capability to sort 9,000 parcels per hour. Its expansive dedicated freight-handling area spans 630sqm. The facility supports the growing e-commerce demand of bulk shipments and large items especially for the upcoming peak season shipping volumes.
The new Clark gateway also features a state-of-the-art cold storage facility for varying temperature-sensitive shipments. One unit has storage temperature capabilities ranging from -20°C to 5°C, appropriate for storing vaccines, fresh produce, and raw products. Two other units have storage temperature of 5°C to 20°C, appropriate for keeping vegetables and dry foods such as canned goods. These units help retain the freshness of products and maximize their shelf life.
The facility also provides convenience to customers with the launch of Dangerous Goods One-Stop Shop. This solution offers customers an end-to-end shipping experience for dangerous goods (ex. aerosol sprays, airbags, car batteries, cologne, dry ice, lighters, lithium batteries, nail polish, paint, perfume, etc.) that is fully compliant with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines.
This new gateway also allows businesses to access FedEx’s extensive network and expand their market reach with 36 flights coming in and out weekly, connecting them to over 220 countries and territories.
In line with the company’s sustainability goals, the Clark gateway exclusively uses electric ground service equipment, replacing traditional units that run on fuel.