FedEx Express (Memphis, Tenn.), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. announced new service expansions in India that will connect more of India to more of the world by providing customers with enhanced transit and cut-off times, increased cargo capacity and faster and more flexible access to the global marketplace.
FedEx is increasing flight frequencies in and out of India and improving connectivity between key export centers and regional hubs, resulting in improved service, especially for customers in Delhi and north India. The company also added capacity to move shipments of greater weight and size to key global markets within 24 to 48 hours. In addition, exporters will now be able to clear customs earlier allowing more time for production--a key benefit to manufacturing customers.
"India's GDP is growing at a rate of seven percent a year, making it one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. This growth represents huge potential for our customers in terms of market expansion and global trade," said Robert W. Elliott, president, FedEx Express Europe Middle East and Africa. "Enhanced transit times, additional capacity and the ability to clear customs on location will facilitate faster and easier trade with powerful trading blocs like Europe, and help Indian businesses take advantage of the new trade opportunities in Eastern Europe."
FedEx will also be expanding service availability of FedEx International Priority Freight, FedEx International Express Freight and FedEx International Priority options for Valuables and Dangerous Goods to more markets through its new trucking network. This new network will allow later pickup times from all key markets providing additional manufacturing or production time for our customers.
As a result of this expansion, FedEx in India has almost 3,500 people working for FedEx Express and its contractors, 250 FedEx branded retail outlets, and a transportation system connecting 4,348 cities and towns across India. Expanded operations and services will be effective Nov. 1.
Source: FedEx Express