Connecting Europe to cities on the East Coast of the United States with overnight shipping, FedEx Express
Committed to its guiding belief that a connected world is a better world, FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), is the world’s largest express transportation company and a global leader in connecting people with goods, services and ideas. Active in Europe since 1984, FedEx Express offers customers the benefits of access to the world’s largest air express network and an unparalleled European road network. And since 2022, the company’s diverse portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business solutions has included an upgraded shipping service that offers customers the option of overnight shipping to the United States.
“We’re proud to offer more local businesses the fastest way to more of the US”
— Eser Sezek, VP Ground Operations South East Europe, Israel and Turkey, FedEx Express Europe
The new service is particularly appealing to business customers, as businesses across Europe can now reach their US customers in East Coast1 cities in just one day—a delivery window that allows them to compete directly with domestic companies in the United States and expand further through their global e-commerce journey. FedEx Express now connects 90% of Europe’s GDP next-day to the United States.
The new next-day service is made possible thanks to a flight connecting Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France, the largest FedEx air hub in Europe, to the FedEx Express Indianapolis Hub at Indianapolis International Airport in Indiana. Available for light and small packages up to 68 kg, the market-leading service allows customers to choose from a range of pick-up options and reach key East Coast business centers by 16:30 the next day2 or locations across most of the United States in two days by 10:30.
Commenting on the new service, Eser Sezek, Vice President of Ground Operations for South East Europe, Israel and Turkey at FedEx Express Europe, said: “Europe and the United States share one of the closest trading relationships in the world, with the US being one of the largest destinations for EU exports of goods. In Greece specifically, approximately 2 billion exports in value are delivered to the United States every year.3 We’re proud to offer more local businesses the fastest way to more of the US with our powerful global network and extensive range of services.”
The availability of the service from Greece is part of a series of product and portfolio enhancements, including the expansion in Greece of FedEx’s e-commerce product FedEx International Connect Plus (FICP) in spring 2022, which offers an international day-definite delivery service balancing speed and pricing.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $93 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively and innovating digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its 530,000 employees to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. FedEx is committed to connecting people and possibilities around the world responsibly and resourcefully, with a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. To learn more, please visit about.fedex.com.
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- Based on analysis carried out by FedEx in May 2022 of UPS NA1 and Express parcel services and DHL Express parcel services as quoted online and compared with FedEx International Priority® and FedEx International Priority® Express services available between approximately 140,000 postcode origin-destination pairs, from 17 European countries and taking into account GDP weighting, to key business districts in the U.S. Further information is available upon request. 17 European countries include: AT, BE, CZ, DK, FI, FR, DE, HU, IT, LU, NL, NO, PL, SP, SE, CH, UK. U.S. key business centers: per County Business Patterns (CBP) provided by U.S. Census Bureau. Transit times may vary depending on origin and destination location.
- For express parcel shipments weighing less than 68kg per item. Service availability may vary depending on origin, destination and shipment type.
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