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FedEx Sets Record for the Company’s First Cross-Border Delivery from Malaysia to Singapore with an Electric Vehicle

An important step in the company’s goal to transform its entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet to all electric, zero-tailpipe emission vehicles by 2040.

FedEx Sets Record for the Company’s First Cross-Border Delivery from Malaysia to Singapore with an Electric Vehicle.JPG

Singapore, March 12, 2024 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, has set a record for successfully executing the first ever cross-border package delivery from Malaysia to Singapore with an electric vehicle (EV). The attempt was recognized by the Malaysian Book of Records for ‘First Zero Emission Cross-Border Delivery’. It also underscores the company’s goal of achieving carbon neutral operations by 2040.

On February 27, 2024, the milestone journey, which spanned a distance of 406 kilometers, commenced at a FedEx station in Shah Alam and concluded at a FedEx facility at Changi Airport in Singapore. The journey was completed with just a single charge in Johor. It also demonstrated approximately 100 kilograms reduction of tailpipe CO2 emissions when compared to diesel-powered vans.

“We are proud to be part of this milestone in advancing cross-border logistics with an electric vehicle. This achievement also reflects our drive to pioneer environmental stewardship and demonstrates our commitment to advancing sustainable logistics solutions for our customers to help achieve their sustainability goals,” said Eric Tan, managing director of FedEx Express Singapore. “The success of this trial is just the beginning. We will continue to push the boundaries and find new ways to reduce carbon emissions in the logistics sector, supporting Singapore’s vision for a greener future.”

FedEx is using the insights gained from this trial to assess operational effectiveness for future cross-border pick-up and delivery operations. This will be pivotal in shaping the future of its operations, which will not only benefit the environment, but also improve the efficiency of its fleet, while providing excellent service to its customers.

In addition to vehicle electrification, FedEx has a tailored approach to efficient and responsible resource management of both its air and ground operations. This is part of the FedEx sustainability strategy, which focuses on the three R’s: Reduce, Replace, Revolutionize. Specific efforts include fuel savings initiatives, investments in renewable energy, and implementation of sustainable packaging solutions.

The company also recently launched a cloud-based carbon emissions reporting tool, FedEx® Sustainability Insights, giving customers access to historical emissions information on their shipments within the FedEx network. FedEx customers can use the data to help make more informed decisions on their future shipping strategy to reduce their impact to the environment.

For more information on FedEx sustainability goals, please see our latest ESG Report.