FedEx Express extends international economy services in Asia

FedEx Express has extended its International Economy and International Economy Freight services to more locations in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The company said today that International Economy, the time-definite delivery service for less urgent shipments, will extend to Macau, while new lanes will be a added between Australia and New Zealand.

FedEx Express is also extending the service between Asia and major African markets including South Africa, Nigeria, Morrocco, Ghana, Tunisia and Mauritius.

The International Economy service is also being extended between Asia and Jordan and the Ukraine.

On the freight side, International Economy Freight has been given new lanes connecting Australa and New Zealand, as well as between China and Costa Rica.

Although company executives noted recently that the economy in Asia has slowed since the summer, David L Cunningham Jr, president of FedEx Express Asia Pacific, said today that the region remained a key driver of the global economy.

“The region’s export growth rate is expected to be 7.6% in 2011 and 8.5% in 2012,” he said. “Since the launch of IE and IEF services in Asia, we’ve been providing flexible shipping alternatives to our customers allowing them to connect to the world more efficiently and cost-effectively.”

The FedEx Express International Economy and International Economy Freight services are now offered in 14 key markets in Asia, including Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, The Philippines, and Vietnam.

The services typically provide delivery in two to five business days, with customs clearance and 24-hour shipment tracking included.

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