FedEx Launches International DirectDistribution

Feb. 1, 2010
New service from FedEx optimizes supply chain efficiencies by consolidating multiple packages or freight into one shipment

FedEx Corp. has launched a new service, FedEx International DirectDistribution, which is designed to consolidate multiple packages or freight into one shipment, with the goal of helping shippers reduce costs, bypass distribution centers and streamline clearance through customs before distributing individual shipments directly to their final destination.

“Our customers are always seeking ways to improve their speed to market and extract costs from their supply chain, “ says Rajesh Subramanian, FedEx senior vice president of international marketing. This new solution, he claims, will enable customers to move their goods across oceans and borders from the point of manufacture directly to their customers and retail stores.

This portfolio of solutions combines the forwarding and customs compliance expertise of FedEx Trade Networks and the capabilities of the FedEx global network to the multimodal distribution market. Additionally, FedEx International DirectDistribution allows shippers to choose modes of transportation—air, surface or ocean—to meet their transit time needs.