FedEx Express launches new intercontinental route
FedEx Express has announced a new Boeing 777F flight that will cut transit time for shipments among the United States, Middle East, India and Europe. In addition to better service, the flight will also offer customers greater capacity and improved customs clearance operations.
FedEx Express said this new route will cut travel time by one business day, making it the fastest shipper between the U.S., Canada and certain Latin American nations to Afghanistan, Lebanon, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
The new Boeing 777F flight will also increase capacity of shipments from India and those between the Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA) region, which will open up new markets for customers worldwide.
Gerald P. Leary, president, EMEA, believes this new route will be a tremendous boon to customers. “As the global economy becomes even more complex and intertwined, the markets of the Middle East region are some of the fastest growing, coming out of the recession stronger than anticipated,” he said in a statement.
“This transit time enhancement will open up exciting growth opportunities for our customers and all businesses in the region wanting to sell and source their products in the U.S. and in other markets around the globe,” Leary continued.
In 2010, trade between the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa region exceeded $127 billion. Forecasters project 3.6 percent growth in this region in 2011.