FedEx Trade Networks, an international ocean and air freight forwarder, announced that it now is offering three international ocean freight forwarding solutions via its new ocean choices portfolio. By offering three solutions, FedEx Trade Networks says it has enabled customers to choose and implement the ocean service that best fits their supply chain needs, whether the product demands flexibility or speed-to-market distribution services.
“We understand that our customers have different shipping needs, depending on the product they’re shipping,” says Fred Schardt, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Trade Networks. “Through our new ocean choices portfolio, customers now have the ability to match their demands with our ocean service levels, helping them to take greater control of their supply chains and operate more efficiently.”
The ocean choices portfolio provides customers with three specific solutions to meet varying demands. The FedEx International Direct Economy Ocean option offers traditional freight forwarding services to and from major worldwide locations for products that have a flexible delivery schedule. Via distribution center bypass, the FedEx International DirectDistribution Ocean option offers the ultimate in speed-to-market ocean shipping solutions to destinations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico from origins in Asia, Latin America, Middle East, India and Europe. A third new service, FedEx International Direct Priority Ocean, provides ocean delivery solutions for both less-than-container-load and full-container-load cargo. This new option, which services the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports from origins in Yantian/Shenzhen, Shanghai and Hong Kong, offers delivery for LCL shipments via FedEx Freight and delivery for FCL shipments via the FedEx Trade Networks preferred carrier portfolio.
“We are proud to offer our new FedEx International Direct Priority Ocean service in conjunction with FedEx Freight,” says Schardt. “With the flexibility and strength of the FedEx Trade Networks freight forwarding operation and the reliability of the FedEx Freight delivery network, customers will benefit from a premier ocean LCL solution backed by the FedEx brand.”
In addition to its new ocean choices portfolio, FedEx Trade Networks says its customers also benefit from flexible air freight forwarding solutions that employ a variety of value-added services, including the ability to track and trace their complete supply chain and managed control of their goods in transit from point of origin to final destination. The company also offers other multimodal solutions such as customs brokerage, purchase order management with Global Order Logistics, surface transportation, warehousing and distribution.