New Offices Strengthen Company’s Infrastructure to Provide Freight Forwarding Solutions for Growing Customer Base
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 27, 2012—FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding arm of global shipping giant FedEx Corp.(NYSE: FDX), today announced the opening of three new U.S. offices as part of its ongoing expansion initiative. The new freight forwarding and customs brokerage operations are located in Phoenix, Ariz.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Milwaukee, Wis.
“Launching operations in these new markets strengthens our infrastructure and provides us with enhanced coverage to meet our customers’ evolving needs. By increasing our U.S. office network, we can continue to offer customers a wider variety of solutions and routing options to fit their international freight forwarding and customs brokerage supply chains,” said Andy Henry, vice president of U.S. Operations for FedEx Express Networks. “Opening additional U.S. offices is also a key component of our ongoing global expansion. Over the last few years, we have established operations in some of the world’s most significant freight forwarding markets to support our growing customer base.”
Networks continues its aggressive global expansion with the launch of the new Phoenix, St. Louis and Milwaukee operations. Since 2008, the company has opened a total of 50 new offices throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Indian-subcontinent, Africa and Latin America, in addition to its more than 70 existing locations in the U.S. and Canada. FedEx Trade Networks is also upgrading and expanding existing facilities to handle increasing customer volumes.
The new U.S. offices offer a full suite of FedEx Trade Networks air and ocean freight forwarding and customs brokerage solutions. Customers will benefit from the company’s ability to build innovative, end-to-end solutions with its wide range of freight forwarding options, including value-added services such as online shipment visibility with My Global Trade Data, purchase order management via Global Order Logistics, surface transportation, warehousing, distribution and a variety of multimodal services. Each office is also staffed with logistics professionals who are experienced in the industry and knowledgeable about the local market to provide exceptional service to the company’s customers.
About FedEx Trade Networks
FedEx Trade Networks, and its predecessor companies, have more than 100 years of experience in international trade. The company’s advanced technology and network of worldwide locations and alliances enables it to provide comprehensive ocean and air international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, Global Order Logistics, distribution and surface transportation, trade advisory services, and advanced e-commerce and trade facilitation solutions. FedEx Trade Networks has the resources and support to help customers of all sizes navigate the intricacies of shipping goods globally.