BUSINESS

Incheon Int‘l Airport to open FedEx cargo terminal

By Won Ho-jung
  • Published : Mar 30, 2016 - 14:44
  • Updated : Mar 30, 2016 - 14:44
Incheon International Airport and FedEx Corp.’s affiliate Federal Express signed an agreement to open and operate an exclusive FedEx cargo terminal, the airport and the Transport Ministry said Wednesday.

According to the airport, the 23,425-square-meter exclusive courier terminal will be built north of the airport and will be completed in 2019 with operations beginning in the second half of that year, the airport said. The terminal will be twice the size of cargo terminals currently being operated at Incheon Airport.

Incheon International Airport CEO Chung Il-young (left) and Federal Express Korea CEO Chae Eun-mi pose at the signing ceremony after signing an agreement to build the FedEx cargo terminal at the airport on Wednesday. (Incheon International Airport)

“Incheon International Airport will continue to expand infrastructure to accommodate an increasing demand in courier cargo, and provide extensive support for logistics companies seeking stable operations,” said Incheon International Airport CEO Chung Il-young in a statement.

FedEx will outfit the terminal with state-of-the art sorting equipment capable of processing 9,000 packages per hour, raising the work efficiency by 1.6 times.

It will be the first terminal designed to fit FedEx’s needs, rather than just renting the terminal.

Other terminals have been built by the operating companies themselves, with the airport just providing the sites.

FedEx has been operating at Incheon Airport since 2001, carrying freight in and out of Korea as well as transshipment cargo between Asia and the Americas.

By Won Ho-jung (hjwon@heraldcorp.com)


LEADERS CLUB