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August 7, 2014

August 7th, 1989: “T-Day” – Flying Tigers Makes FedEx an International Force

A quarter-century ago today, Flying Tigers joined forces with Federal Express to become the world’s largest full-service, all cargo airline.

May 21, 2014

New Markets, New Customers

At FedEx we see the results of choke points in global trade every day – when protectionist policies create bottlenecks of red tape that end up strangling cross- border trade. Whether you order a product as a consumer or run a business, the experience of trading internationally runs headlong into cumbersome and outdated rules and regulations.  It’s a complex problem with a specific set of solutions.   

April 9, 2014

Why Indy Means Business

Note: this post first appeared in the Indianapolis Star.

April 2, 2014

Safe Kids Vietnam: Helping Students Walk Safely To School

This is the fourth in a series of 10 guest blog posts from the leaders of Safe Kids Worldwide affiliates that FedEx works with around the world in support of child pedestrian road safety initiatives. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways, FedEx is actively engaged in promoting road safety. This month we will hear from Mirjam Sidik, Chief Executive Officer, AIP Foundation/ Safe Kids Vietnam.

February 20, 2014

Turning a spotlight on healthcare

On a clear Pacific evening a few years ago, a fully laden FedEx plane winged its way from the US to Taiwan overnight. Inside one of the many shipments on board was a precious item – a pacemaker destined for a major hospital in Taipei.

December 12, 2013

Get ready for the (next) Asian trade revolution

When I moved to Asia in 1994, the most common shipment was electronics.Think big and expensive. The first, mass-produced PCs were spreading like wildfire, and innovations like the “personal communicator” – dubbed “bricks” due to their size and weight – were starting to take off.

December 5, 2013

Relief for Typhoon Haiyan victims – a personal perspective

(Note – FedEx team member Vernice Hunt is onsite in Cebu City in the Philippines to chronicle the FedEx delivery of emergency medical supplies for Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International.)

November 22, 2013

Is e-commerce good for all small businesses?

There’s a saying in business that goes something like: “Not all business is good business.”And the same is true for e-commerce.  While e-commerce is now the largest driving force in the global economy, it comes with warning signs.Asia might have the most e-commerce “ready” markets in the world – China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore all rank in the top 10 biggest market opportunities– but scratch the surface and securing a foothold in these markets is not easy.