Global transportation company FedEx Express has launched a new dedicated flight four times a week between Sydney, Australia and Singapore.
The new service will not only strengthen FedEx’s operational network, but also will help businesses in Australia expand internationally.
The new flight is designed to meet customer demand for increased capacity, particularly for heavyweight shipments.
Customers in Australia will now have additional opportunities to transport retail freight, healthcare products (cold-chain), perishables, and lithium ion battery shipments between both markets.
Also, Sydney customers will now enjoy a 3-hour cut-off time improvement for outbound shipments to Singapore and Malaysia from Tuesday to Friday.
With cut-off timings now closer to close-of-business (COB) hours, customers can easily respond to a last-minute request more readily than before.
The new flight provides additional offerings of FedEx International Priority Freight and International Economy Freight services for import shipments into Australia originating from Singapore, Southern China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
It will also allow customers to leverage the FedEx International Priority Direct Distribution service for import shipments into Australia originating from Vietnam and Indonesia.
Connecting Australian businesses to international networks
“Between FedEx and TNT, we have been serving Australia for over 100 years,” said Peter Langley, vice president, FedEx Express Australasia.
“This new flight shows our continued commitment to help connect Australian businesses, large and small, to new possibilities through the strengths and reach of our combined domestic and international networks.
“Australian products have garnered a strong reputation internationally and we are seeing growing demands for a range of Australian goods, including perishable and healthcare products. This flight is going to benefit Australian businesses in accessing markets both within and outside Asia Pacific.”
Australia’s export values in 2016-17 reached a total of A$373.2 billion according to Austrade, demonstrating the potential of the nation’s export market.
Exports drove this performance, totalling up to A$291.6 billion in the same financial year.
Brand Australia highly regarded internationally
In a research on small and medium-size businesses conducted by FedEx earlier this year it also revealed that the reputation of Australian-made products was a key reason for success when it came to overseas demand.
Brand Australia is highly regarded among SMEs, which is important for the continued economic success of the country.
To meet customer needs, FedEx regularly adjusts its network and routings in Asia Pacific.
In July, the company announced a new route connecting Hanoi, Vietnam and the FedEx APAC Hub in Guangzhou, China.
In January, FedEx officially opened its Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub, the second international hub in China.
FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, servicing more than 220 countries and territories.