FedEx Enables Faster Access to the Hong Kong Marketplace
BEIJING, June 9, 2011—FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, enhanced its FedEx International Priority® Freight service, enabling shipments to be delivered to their destinations in Hong Kong before 12:00 noon.
The 12:00 noon delivery commitment is the earliest in the market and offers customers faster access to the Hong Kong and Greater China marketplaces. This service is applicable to shipments 68kg or above.
“FedEx is focused on offering best-in-class service that enables customers to capture business opportunities faster,” said Anthony Leung, managing director, FedEx Hong Kong and Macau. “The improved delivery time of the FedEx International Priority Freight service gives customers a competitive advantage in accessing the market, and more time for them to organize and redistribute their goods.”
FedEx continuously enhances its service offering to meet customer needs. Earlier this month, FedEx introduced FedEx International First®, a premium service that delivers extra urgent shipments by 10 a.m. to Eastern and Southern China, and Singapore. The service also applies to outbound shipments from Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan to the U.S. (delivery by 8 a.m.) and eastern and southern China (delivery by 10a.m.).
In January this year, FedEx introduced a new direct connection between India and its Asia Pacific hub in Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou, southern China, which provides customers greater access to two of the most rapidly developing markets in the world.
In 2010, FedEx introduced direct flights from Hong Kong to the FedEx Super Hub in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., and from Hong Kong to its European hub in Paris, France. Using Boeing 777 Freighters, the direct flights improved call-in cut-off time to 18:18 and offer greater payload capacity for customers shipping from Hong Kong to the U.S. and Europe.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $38 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, providing fast and reliable delivery to every U.S. address and to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee .
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