FedEx is expanding solutions for global customers who need their critical deliveries to arrive as early as the start of the next business day. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and the world’s largest express transportation company, is broadening the FedEx International First® early delivery service to an additional 31 countries, increasing the number of origin markets to include the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain. The service will also be offered in specified countries across Asia, Europe and South America.
This expansion brings the total number of origin markets to 97, and means that customers can now use FedEx International First to ship packages from the above countries to any of the existing International First destination markets. The full list of origin and destination markets can be found at: https://smallbusiness.fedex.com/international/international-first.
Depending on origin and destination, FedEx International First shipments arrive within one to three business days, at the start of the business day. The service is used for business documents, electronic and high tech equipment, medical devices, clinical trials and gear for the entertainment industry—shipments that require delivery on a tight deadline.
“The expansion of the FedEx International First service from FedEx into the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain reflects the rapid growth of businesses in the region,” said David Ross, senior vice-president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa operations. “FedEx always strives to stay ahead of customer demand by developing innovative and viable solutions to facilitate the delivery of critical and time-sensitive shipments.”
About FedEx International First
FedEx International First is a time-definite, customs cleared, door-to-door express service with a pre-defined delivery commitment for shipments up to 150 lbs. per package. Customers receive International First deliveries as early as 8 a.m. in the United States, 9 a.m. in Europe, and 10 a.m. in Asia, Canada and Latin America. While the range of shipments is broad, it’s often the delivery service of choice for customers shipping time-sensitive materials.
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air and ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
About FedEx Corp
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $46 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.