FedEx Trade networks opens up a new office in Dublin, Ireland
June 27, 2013
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, announced this week it has set up shop in Dublin, Ireland, which the company said is part of its ongoing global expansion initiative and is its first office in Ireland and its 24th in Europe.
A FedEx spokesman told LM that Dublin has been a part of the ongoing expansion plan the company began executing upon back in 2008, adding that FedEx Trade Networks currently covers 95 percent of the world’s GDP, with more than 140 offices in 27 countries.
“With this office opening…the company aims to offer our customers amplified access to major global markets and the entire portfolio of FedEx Trade Networks freight forwarding options,” the spokesman said. “The addition of Dublin to the existing freight forwarding offices in Europe strengthens the company’s global
capabilities with increased coverage across the region.”
The services FedEx Trade Networks will provide shippers out of Ireland include: air and ocean freight forwarding solutions, multi-modal and value-added services to create end-to-end solutions for customers that can include air and ocean transport, customs brokerage, purchase order management with Global Order Logistics, surface transportation, compliance & documentation and warehousing & distribution. The company said that flexible freight forwarding options enable customers to manage their supply chains efficiently, while controlling their goods from origin to destination.
What’s more, FedEx cited Ireland’s strong export output over the last two years, explaining that Ireland’s access to trade is a major aspect in the country’s economic growth, coupled with the fact that the office is in close proximity to Dublin Airport, Dublin Port and various key motorways. This new office currently has four employees.
The company spokesman said that prior to the establishment of this office in Ireland, FedEx Trade Networks relied on its network of alliance providers to serve its customers’ shipping needs.
“With the new operation in Dublin, we can provide global shippers and businesses in the region with the local support they need,” said Christian Blain, vice president EMEA Operations, FedEx Trade Networks, in a statement. “Dublin is an important transport hub for the medical device, pharmaceutical, technology, aerospace and industrial sectors and offers multiple import and export options. This new office will provide customers enhanced access to the whole of Europe and increase connectivity worldwide.”
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