FedEx Express will set up a new regional hub for the North Pacific in Japan in 2014.
The center will be located at a new 82,000-square-foot facility at Osaka’s Kansai International Airport and will include customs clearance, ramp, sort and transshipment operations and will be used to consolidate shipments from northern Asia to the U.S.
The role of its Asia-Pacific hub in Guangzhou, China, will not be affected, FedEx said.
David L. Cunningham Jr., president of FedEx Express’s Asia-Pacific operations, said the new facility would enable the company to meet growing demand, with Asian trade volume set to reach $14 trillion by 2015.
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