Wednesday, July 20, 2011

FedEx Expands Sea Freight Options

Express Carriers Increase Service Portfolio
Shipping News Feature

USA – Though more famous for their express services FedEx has recently expanded on their sea freight shipping services. FedEx Trade Networks, the ocean and air freight forwarding arm of the corporation, is now offering three ocean freight shipping services for its customers which run between the USA and locations around the world.

“We understand that our customers have different shipping needs, depending on the product they’re shipping,” said Fred Schardt, president and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks.

“Through our new ocean choices portfolio, customers now have the ability to match their demands with our ocean service levels, helping them to take greater control of their supply chains and operate more efficiently.”

FedEx customers will now be able to utilise:

The Direct Priority OceanSM service is designed to provide ocean transportation for both less-than-container-load (LCL) and full-container-load (FCL) cargo. This new option, which services the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports from origins in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Hong Kong, offers delivery for LCL shipments via FedEx Freight and delivery for FCL shipments via the FedEx Trade Networks preferred carrier portfolio.

DirectDistribution Ocean which FedEx claims will offer the ultimate in speed-to-market ocean shipping by bypassing distribution hubs and offering direct delivery to destinations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico from origins in Asia, Latin America, Middle East, India and Europe.

Direct Economy OceanSM, which offers traditional freight forwarding services to and from major worldwide locations for products that have a flexible delivery schedule.

Mr Schardt added that:

“We are proud to offer our new FedEx International Direct Priority Ocean service in conjunction with FedEx Freight.

“With the flexibility and strength of the FedEx Trade Networks freight forwarding operation and the reliability of the FedEx Freight delivery network, customers will benefit from a premier ocean LCL solution backed by the FedEx brand.”

Over the last three years FedEx Trade Networks rapidly expanded its operations in freight forwarding and now boosts thirty-eight offices around the globe. With the development of these new services it looks like the company is set on continued expansion that will no doubt begin to challenge the established operators in the sector.