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August 12, 2014

Mode Shift in Freight Transportation

Have you ever heard of “mode shift” in the shipping context? It refers to the change in the type of transportation used to move your shipments around. Mode shift is a trend that is often on the agenda at transportation conferences as many shippers choose ocean freight forwarding rather than air cargo freight for intercontinental

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August 8, 2014

FedEx Trade Networks is a bundle of value for customers

Jack Muhs, the new president and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks, has been on the job since February 2014. A veteran of FedEx Express operations for 27 years, Muhs brings a wealth of international experience to an operating company on the fast track. We caught up with him in his Memphis office to get his thoughts on his new responsibilities.

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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.

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October 18, 2013

FedEx Trade Networks Named Global Freight Forwarder of the Year at 2013 Payload Asia Awards Ceremony

During my travels to Singapore this week, I had the honor of accepting the 2013 Payload Asia Award naming FedEx Trade Networks Global Freight Forwarder of the Year. This award is judged on a company's growth and development strategies, operational performance and customer service and product innovation. I could not be prouder of the more than 4,600 team members of FedEx Trade Networks whose dedication to providing best-in-class customer service is the foundation to our success. It is this commitment that has made us a premier global freight forwarder.

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August 29, 2012

Superior Networks Deliver Game-Changing Solutions

Our customers’ expectations and needs evolve constantly, and so must we. The Roman statesman Marcus Aurelius summed it up best: “Nothing happens without change.” That’s why our operating companies relentlessly adjust their networks to meet traffic flows and levels. Each network is discrete so it can optimize its business without compromise. Hence our competitive advantage of speed and flexibility: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight are superior networks with industry-leading service levels. Superior networks translate into superior solutions for customers. That’s real value.

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June 29, 2012

Bringing FedEx Trade Networks to the Surface

You may have noticed the name FedEx Trade Networks in the news lately – whether you're reading about the historical Amelia Earhart Project, the growth of ocean transport volumes or comments made on the recent FedEx Earnings Call.

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June 7, 2012

Our New Tool Makes It Easy to Determine Your LTL Freight Class

Shipping is just one part of running your small business, so you need to keep it simple. Yet necessary tasks like determining your less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipment’s classification number can be difficult and time-consuming. But not anymore, thanks to the new LTL freight classification tool from FedEx Freight.Why it’s important

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April 3, 2012

Your Small-Business Site for LTL Shipping Success: Freight Central

We put small-business shippers front and center with Freight Central: a new website focused on helping you understand LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipping.

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