FedEx responds to increasing demand in Thailand
International freight forwarder FedEx Trade Network (FTN) opened their first office in Thailand this week, allowing businesses across the country access to freight forwarding solutions across Asia Pacific.
The new facility in Bangkok is FTN’s 17th location in Asia Pacific, adding to existing offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, as well as Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen and Zhengzhou in mainland China, along with a representative office in Vietnam.
The new office has been constructed in response to a growing freight forwarding market in Thailand, which holds an anticipated value of US$3,297M by 2015, according to independent analysts Transport Intelligence.
FedEx plans to expand a range of services to Thailand in line with increasing customer demand in the region, beginning with the FedEx International Direct Priority Ocean services to include Thailand, which allows goods to be delivered to a choice of U.S. destination ports, including a range of extra services such as U.S. customers brokerage, final delivery and online visibility for less that container load and full container load cargo. The addition of the new Thailand origin extends the reach of the service and offers businesses in Thailand additional ocean freight forwarding choices when exporting to the U.S.
“Launching operations in Bangkok is vital to our growth as a global service provider. Our customers are increasing their business in Thailand and need flexible, efficient freight forwarding to support their imports and exports,” said Joseph Frank, vice president, FedEx Trade Networks Asia.
“With our strong combination of technology, services and reliability, FedEx Trade Networks provides customers in Thailand with in-market expertise and customized solutions for their diverse transportation and distribution needs. Whether customers want to increase their speed-to-market or improve inventory control and costs, FedEx Trade Networks can help businesses of all sizes achieve their supply chain goals,” he continued.