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2014 Media Kit

FedEx expands freight forwarding presence globally

By: | at 08:00 PM | Transport Intermediaries  

FedEx Trade Networks opens seven locations in Asia and Latin America

FedEx Trade Networks, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., announced its expanded global presence with new freight forwarding offices in Asia and Latin America.

In Asia, the facilities are located in Singapore, Taiwan, and in Qingdao, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, China. These new offices support the company’s international airfreight forwarding operations and provide comprehensive coverage in key Asia-Pacific trade lanes. In Latin America, the company opened an air and ocean forwarding office in So Paulo, Brazil.

These openings support the company’s continuing global freight forwarding expansion plans, which include opening additional facilities and establishing alliances throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

“Global trade trends continue to point toward a demand for both air and ocean freight forwarding services,” said G. Edmond Clark, president and CEO, FedEx Trade Networks. “Expanding the footprint of FedEx Trade Networks in critical growth markets will enable us to deliver a full-service transportation solution and better serve the global supply chain needs of our customers.”

The expansion will result in numerous benefits for customers, including:

  • Enhanced global freight forwarding services and end-to-end multimodal solutions;
  • Direct access to local personnel with industry experience and local expertise to meet customer needs;
  • Expanded regional access to services, including international direct distribution, and supply chain visibility, online FedEx trade tools such as WorldTariff, and trade and customs advisory services; and
  • Increased access to the FedEx global network and seamless support across other FedEx operating companies in markets.

“By enhancing our global forwarding capabilities and increasing our local market presence, we are providing an integrated and comprehensive solution for all our customers seeking to expand their business globally,” said Fred Schardt, executive vice president and COO, FedEx Trade Networks. “Whether customers choose FedEx Trade Networks services as a complete package, or take advantage of individual services, we can deliver.”

In 2008, FedEx Trade Networks opened flagship Asia airfreight forwarding operations in Hong Kong and Shanghai.