Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Cargo and logistics high up KLIA Aeropolis development

Cargo and logistics high up KLIA Aeropolis development

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad is growing air cargo and logistic facilities at Kuala International Airport where all four of the major integrators and 20 of the world’s top 25 freight forwarders are active.

The future vision is to develop KLIA Aeropolis – including growing infrastructure for cargo and logistics.

KLIA Aeropolis is an airport city development of over 9,000 acres, extending its commercial reach and economic impact well beyond the airport’s boundaries.

The gateway is well positioned as a gateway to both Malaysia and South East Asia, through its connectivity of over 1,250 weekly flights within South East Asia.

There is excellent rail and highway connectivity linking the entire Peninsular Malaysia as well as Singapore in the south and Thailand in the north, and links to the sea port located 45 minutes away.

There are plans and capacity to add a fourth runway and 300 acres of planned Free Commercial Zone (FCZ) from the existing 100 acres; and dedicated 1,000 acres for expansion to support the air cargo and logistics ecosystem.

The Air Cargo & Logistics Hub being is one of the core development clusters within KLIA Aeropolis and positioned to capitalise on the SEA eCommerce market which is expected to reach $88 billion by 2025.

Malaysia Airports aims to develop an integrated air cargo network via a mix of air, sea and land. KLIA is positioned as the main distribution gateway within the ASEAN region.

The Air Cargo & Logistics cluster vision is to leverage the strategic location of KL International Airport.

The Alibaba group is establishing KLIA Aeropolis as its South East Asia’s eCommerce hub with large scale, built to suit distribution centres serving eCommerce B2C and B2B transactions for South East Asia and beyond.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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