FEDEX EXTENDS CUT-OFF TIME TO EUROPE
HONG KONG, May 30, 2005. – FedEx Express (FedEx), the world’s largest express transportation company, will be extending its call-in cut-off time in Hong Kong by more than two hours to 8:30 p.m. for shipments to Europe starting June 1, 2005. The enhanced service provides customers more time and flexibility in preparing and making pick-up arrangements for their shipments.
This cut-off time extension also applies to shipments on the next day flights to Asia and the U.S. The call-in cut-off time for same day flights to Asia and the West Coast of the U.S. would remain at 6:18 p.m.
“Companies have told us that speed to market and reduced lead times are crucial to strengthening their competitiveness in the global marketplace,” said Mr. Luiz Tung, Managing Director, FedEx Hong Kong and Macau. “With our dedicated employees and interlocking transportation and information networks, we made this service enhancement possible to benefit our customers in Hong Kong.”
Since last December, FedEx has been conducting a trial operation of the service. With high acclamation from customers, this service enhancement service is now available to all customers in Hong Kong*1.
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., connects areas that generate 90% of the world’s gross domestic product in one to three business days with door-to-door, customs-cleared service and a money-back guarantee. The company’s unmatched air route authorities and infrastructure make it the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast, reliable and time-definite transportation of more than 3.2 million packages to more than 220 countries and territories each working day. FedEx Express employs more than 138,000 employees and has over 50,000 drop-off locations, 671 aircraft and approximately 41,000 motorized vehicles in its integrated global network.
*1This service enhancement does not apply to the outlying islands and the remote areas in the New Territories. For more details, customers can all the FedEx customer service hotline at 2730-3333.