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FedEx Enhances Delivery Service on Import Shipments for Customers in Japan

Customers in Mie Prefecture can now receive their packages arriving from Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa one day faster


TOKYO, Japan, May 26, 2023 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, is enhancing its inbound shipment service to better serve customers importing to in the Mie Prefecture covering Yokkaichi City, Tsu City and Suzuka City. Importers and businesses can now receive their deliveries one day earlier for inbound shipments arriving from Europe and Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) to Japan on a weekday.

The enhanced service applies to customers who are using FedEx International Priority (IP) and FedEx International Priority Freight (IPF), which typically deliver packages between 1 and 3 business days to customers in Japan, as well as major markets and territories worldwide. The upgrade also applies to the recently announced FedEx International Economy (IE) and FedEx International Economy Freight (IEF) services, which deliver packages to customers in Japan in 2 to 5 business days.

“FedEx understands the growing demand of local import businesses and customers in the Mie Prefecture for faster and more reliable delivery of packages,” said Kei Alan Kubota, Managing Director, FedEx Express Japan. “With the surge in value of imports from Europe and Asia by 20.3% and 29.8% year-on-year respectively in 2022[1], the shorter transit time can support the recovery of Japan’s economy and benefit more customers in Japan who are able to receive their shipments much faster.”

For the past 50 years, FedEx has continued to innovate its solutions through creating networks for what’s next in the industry, and by offering convenient shipping options and tools though digital innovation. Locally, the company connects customers with global markets through a myriad of service enhancements.

In 2022, FedEx improved transit times for packages arriving in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and shaved off transit time by one day for export packages from several cities in Saitama Prefecture. In the same year, the company eliminated out-of-pick-up-area surcharges for export shipments from Japan to benefit customers in remote and less accessible locations across the country.

[1] Japan Customs, January 2023