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January 7, 2016
Keeping a fleet of vehicles clean is a necessary, but important task for businesses whose calling card is their livery and the condition of which reflects directly on the brand – good or bad. But when your fleet includes aircraft, the task takes on a whole new level of complexity. After all, it’s hardly possible
May 19, 2014
David Binks, President, FedEx Express Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA), reflects on the first one hundred days in his new position and offers insights into the state of play for European businesses and the logistics community.
March 6, 2014
What do haute couture clothes have in common with medical equipment and aircraft technology? Any guesses?On the face of it very little. However, at a closer look you’ll see that all of the above objects are critical.By critical shipments I mean high value, extremely time or temperature sensitive, or even irreplaceable objects – making it imperative that their location and temperature is known at all times.
January 15, 2014
Deutsch / German TranslationI have been with FedEx now for 29 years. One of the bonuses of my job is that I meet new and interesting people all the time.I spend a lot of time on the road and at events. But it is not every day or every week that get asked to hold speech in such a stunning and remarkable location as the rooftop café of the German parliament in Berlin. On this occasion, I was asked to hold a speech at a FedEx sponsored breakfast event aimed at people who want to set up their own small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).
November 25, 2013
You might remember the 2012 blog post about how FedEx supported a maternity ward at a hospital in Tanzania. I am the coordinator of this project on behalf of the German medical charity action medeor, one of Europe’s largest such organizations.This summer I had the opportunity to visit the ward and see for myself with my own eyes the great progress that has been made so far. I am now delighted to report back to you.
November 21, 2013
As a member of the FedEx communications team, I can tell you that I have heard A LOT at work about the idea and the importance of Access over the last couple of years. Access to global markets empowers small and medium companies in particular to grow their businesses. Access connects people and possibilities around the world. Access helps to create jobs.
May 3, 2013
It was a hot summer’s day in August 2011 when an unusual email popped up in my inbox. “We are a group of film students from Hamburg, Germany and we would like to ask for your support in making a truly global movie,” a young man by the name of Adrian wrote. “Interesting,” I thought, “what exactly does he have in mind when he says a truly global movie?” A few emails and several phone calls later, I had all the information I needed.
April 20, 2011
For one reason or another, the gut just seems to know much more than the brain does. Take last week for instance: just as I had begun to tackle the heap of work on my desk and sort my flooding inbox of emails, the phone rang. It was my friend. Knowing the complications of her personal circumstances, I knew it wouldn’t be a quick, light-hearted call. And yet, I instinctively knew I couldn’t consider any other option but to pick up the phone.She talked. I listened. We explored ways to move forward.