FedEx Trade Networks, an international ocean and air freight forwarder, has opened five new offices in its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. This most recent step in the company’s ongoing global expansion includes new freight forwarding operations in Le Havre, France; Barcelona, Spain; Bratislava, Slovakia; Istanbul, Turkey; and Delhi, India.
“We strive to provide our customers with the most comprehensive supply chain solutions in the industry,” says Christian Blain, newly appointed vice president of EMEA Operations. “Giving our customers access to regional support in their local language, both globally and across EMEA, is yet another example of how we continue to do just that.”
The new operations in Europe and the Indian Subcontinent will offer FedEx Trade Networks customers increased access to major global markets, both inbound and outbound. The company says customers also will benefit from flexible freight forwarding solutions that employ a variety of value-added services, including the ability to track and analyze their complete supply chain and managed control of their goods in transit from point of origin to final-mile delivery.
As part of an aggressive global expansion plan, the Memphis-based company has opened a total of 38 new offices across the globe since 2008, in addition to its more than 70 locations in the United States and Canada. The offices in Barcelona and Le Havre are the second FedEx Trade Networks offices to open in Spain and France, and the office in Delhi is the third to open in India. The company also has offices in Madrid, Paris, Mumbai and Chennai.
The newest operations in Le Havre, Barcelona, Bratislava, Istanbul and Delhi join a growing global network of company-owned offices for FedEx Trade Networks. Other locations include Hungary, the Czech Republic, Spain (Madrid), Italy, Germany (Frankfurt and Hamburg), the United Arab Emirates, Poland (Gdynia and Warsaw), Belgium (Brussels and Antwerp), United Kingdom (Manchester and London), France (Paris), The Netherlands (Amsterdam and Rotterdam), India (Mumbai and Chennai), Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Xiamen, Dalian and Ningbo. The company also has a representative office in Vietnam.