The company’s Express subsidiary begins operations of domestic overnight service within Mexico. FedEx Freight enhances next-business-day coverage between key Canadian gateways and regions across the US.
With the opening of its new center of operations in Mexico—the Toluca Hub Multiplex—FedEx Express Nacional has begun service that will cover all 32 Mexican states. A second center is scheduled to open early next year at San Luis Potosi.
The Toluca Hub can process 6,000 shipments per hour. Operations in the new facility are totally automated. To support the service offering, FedEx is also using its existing Mexican infrastructure at Guadalajara that can process 2,500 packages per hour and Monterrey that handles 1,100 packages and 1,450 documents per hour.
Commenting on the new service, Michael L. Ducker, president International, FedEx Express, says, “Mexico continues to be one of the fastest-growing markets in the express industry and a key part of FedEx international growth and profitability. Our established presence in Mexico throughout the past 17 years has provided Mexican businesses with unmatched access to the global economy. Now, with FedEx Express Nacional, customers also have world-class domestic express solutions to reliably ship within the country’s 32 states.”
Upgraded cross-border offerings from FedEx Freight include next-business-day service between Toronto and select markets within the area of the Great Lakes. Additionally, the carrier is introducing next-business-day less than truckload (LTL) service between Winnipeg, Manitoba and the US Upper Midwest. The FedEx subsidiary provides next-business-day service between Vancouver, British Columbia, and key markets in the Pacific Northwest. It is also available between Montreal, Quebec, and points in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.
FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL provide shippers with the services of a dedicated team that makes use of sophisticated clearance systems to electronically capture necessary international shipping data. This service distributes customs documents to assigned brokers to facilitate more efficient customs clearance and more rapid response for shippers and their end customers.
“The FedEx brand is synonymous with speed, reliability and superior customer service,” says Doug Duncan, president and CEO, FedEx Freight. “By making these improvements in the FedEx Freight network, we are delivering those same attributes to LTL customers whose shipping needs include Canada. With the combined services offered by FedEx Freight in the US, next-business-day and second-business-day regional LTL market, FedEx National LTL in the US long-haul LTL arena and FedEx Freight Canada, we offer a full range of complementary, industry-leading LTL solutions throughout North America.”