Clark to become SEA’s logistics hub

The 2,367-hectare civil aviation complex inside the Clark Freeport Zone is viable to become a globally competitive logistics center in Southeast Asia, Clark International Airport Corporation Officer-in-Charge Darwin Cunanan announced Friday, September 30.

For this reason, the aviation complex, which is home to the new Clark International Airport, must be primed to be a cargo, service, and logistics hub for multinational companies to complement the use of the airport.

“The Clark aviation complex is distinctly viable for its privately-run world-class international airport, a sprawling and uncongested complex with aviation-related industries, a business-friendly and disaster-resilient environment,” Cunanan reiterated.

Now, the CIAC has refocused its marketing efforts to lure top investors in the logistics and service industries and further develop the prime government-owned land surrounding the airport as service centers for airlines, logistics and warehouses, and transport hubs.

Already, three of the world’s largest aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service providers—Singapore Airlines Engineering (SIA Engineering) Philippines, Lufthansa Technik Phils., and Hong Kong’s Metrojet Engineering are based in Clark.

Express freight giant FedEx is also one of CIAC’s major locators at the aviation complex.

CIAC also hosts the mixed-use commercial hub Clark Global City and other locators engaged in manufacturing, information and technology, renewable energy, and other non-aviation-related industries.

The new international airport “is another building block to what we hope to become: a logistics center of Asia” President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. stated during the September 28 grand opening of the New Terminal Building of the Clark International Airport.

Envisioned as Asia’s next premier gateway, the 110,000 square meter terminal is a four-storey building designed to accommodate at least 8 million passengers annually with modern, state-of-the-art facility.

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