Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (AMEA)

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

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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 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 Malaysia 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 kilometres, 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.

“I am extremely proud of our achievement in realizing the possibilities of cross-border delivery through a more sustainable mode of transport. This signifies a major step forward in sustainable logistics. The acknowledgment from the Malaysia Book of Records symbolizes our ambition to become a pioneer in environmental stewardship and our commitment to spearhead the development of eco-friendlier logistics solutions for our customers to help meet their sustainability goals,” said Tien Long Woon, managing director of FedEx Express Malaysia. “As we see more consumers shopping online, and with sustainability factors influencing their purchasing decisions, integrating EVs into our operations will help fulfill the ever-changing preferences of our customers. “

“We offer our congratulations to FedEx for setting a new benchmark in the logistics industry. This achievement is a testament to the company’s potential to drive industry-wide transformation, embracing more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices,” said Siti Nurhanim Mohd Noh, MBR Official of the Malaysia Book of Records.

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.