FedEx Express enhances delivery capabilities between Asia Pacific and Europe

By Rachelle Harry

FexEx Express has expanded the coverage of its international priority direct distribution (IPDD) and its international economy direct distribution (IEDD) services.

In addition to its existing routes from Asia Pacific to Europe, FedEx now has 12 additional lanes for IPDD and 47 additional lanes for IEDD, extending both services from 13 major Asia-Pacific markets to all 28 EU countries.

This means that cross-border deliveries between the regions are simplified and thereby sped up, enabling small- and medium-sized business to ship to their customers more quickly.

The enhanced connectivity provided by the IPPD and IEDD services also enables customers in the Asia Pacific to send multiple packages from a single location in an origin country to multiple recipients in an European country. For example, a customer can use IPDD or IEDD to ship 20 packages at once as a consolidated shipment from Hong Kong to different recipients in Germany.

Karen Reddington, president of Asia Pacific at FedEx Express, explained: “Trade between the Asia and Europe accounts for 55% of world merchandise trade. As trade relations between Europe and Asia strengthens, this is an excellent opportunity for greater bilateral trade.

“As customer requirements for cross-border access increase, the expanded coverage of IPDD and IEDD services will enable our Asia Pacific customers to capture global opportunities and tap new possibilities.”

To help Asia Pacific businesses further connect to Europe opportunities, FedEx Express has expanded the destinations for its FedEx International Economy and International Economy Freight services. In addition to its existing routes, FedEx opened 148 lanes for International Economy and 56 lanes for International Economy Freight from Asia Pacific to Europe.

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