FedEx offers three new ocean freight options

By Freddie Pierce
The international freight forwarding arena just got a little more crowded. FedEx Trade Networks announced that it is offering three new shipping option...

The international freight forwarding arena just got a little more crowded.

FedEx Trade Networks announced that it is offering three new shipping options for ocean freight services.

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

“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."

The first service, FedEx International Direct Economy Ocean is a traditional freight forwarding service that links many major locations and has a flexible delivery schedule.

The second service, FedEx International Direct Distribution Ocean, works in much of the same way but offers speed-to-market ocean shipping options and bypasses distribution centers.

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The final new service is called FedEx International Direct Priority Ocean, which offers ocean delivery solutions for less-than-container-load (LCL) and full-container-load (FCL) cargo and will link ports in Los Angeles from origin in Shanghai and Hong Kong via FedEx Freight.

"We are proud to offer our new FedEx International Direct Priority Ocean service in conjunction with FedEx Freight," Schardt said. "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 solutions backed by the FedEx brand."

As part of the expansion plan, FedEx Trade Networks has opened 38 new offices around the globe in places like the U.S., Europe, India, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

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