FedEx Participates in the 5th China International Import Expo
In its appearance at the CIIE, FedEx Unveils Achievements in Innovation and Sustainability, Promoting High-Quality Development of Global Trade
Shanghai, November 6, 2022 - FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, is participating in the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE), showcasing its innovation achievements and comprehensive strengths under four themes: Be Passionate, Delivering for Good, Intelligent Network and E-commerce.
This year, FedEx set up a fully open booth in the “Service Trade” section. It is styled after the company’s iconic box and includes four areas: the E-commerce Area, the Innovation Area, the Interactive Area and the Delivering for Good Area. These areas delve into the aforementioned four themes and offer visitors immersion in exceptional FedEx services through diverse engagements including motion-sensor games, videos and more.
- E-commerce Area: Through a combination of light-hearted images and interactive games, visitors will gain a more intuitive understanding of FedEx strengths and capabilities in the e-commerce sector.
- Innovation Area: A model simulating the first AI-powered intelligent sorting robot launched in China earlier this year will sort blind boxes with customized FedEx badges. The robot demonstrates FedEx commitment to exploring innovative technologies to improve the supply chain and to providing customers with high-quality transportation service experiences.
- Interactive Area: As a long-term Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) partner and global sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, FedEx will showcase its logistics services for world-class sports events. Through a display of interactive football games and the UEFA Champions League jerseys, FedEx will rally visitors around the FedEx team and its unparalleled logistics services.
- Delivering for Good Area: In an interactive installation modeled after a polar glacier and highlighting examples of the endangered animals FedEx has transported for conservation and zoological organizations, FedEx highlights its contributions to protecting endangered animals, biodiversity, and sustainable development.
“We’ve long been committed to advancing smooth trade worldwide and helping build resilient and steady global industrial chains and supply chains through our expanding global networks and innovative technology,” said Eddy Chan, vice president of FedEx Express and president of FedEx China. “Over the past four decades since we entered China, we’ve aligned with the local market, applying new technology and logistics expertise to improve transport services. By leveraging our global network, transport capacity and services, we have helped strengthen the connection between China and international markets. At CIIE, we plan to showcase to domestic and overseas purchasers our achievements and advantages in network capacity, innovative technology, e-commerce services and sustainable development.”
Over the past 35 years, FedEx has maintained sound cooperation with countless international sports events. It started a partnership with UEFA in 2015 and began official sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League in the 2021/22 season. FedEx became the first sponsor of the UEFA Foundation for Children in 2016, spreading the positive influence of football to worldwide communities.
Delivering for Good
Relying on its huge global network, passionate team members and logistics expertise, FedEx has been working to support communities and groups in need and help resolve problems of global concern. By Delivering for Good, FedEx combines its global network with transport expertise and takes effective measures to promote biodiversity, sustainability, and harmony with the natural environment.
To realize its ambitious goal of achieving carbon-neutral operations worldwide by 2040, FedEx is committing more than USD 2 billion in initial investment toward vehicle electrification, sustainable energy and carbon sequestration projects. In China, FedEx has rolled out measures including vehicle electrification, sustainable facilities, paperless parcel delivery, and energy-saving lighting devices to help cut carbon emissions generated from operating activities and support a more sustainable future.
As a firm advocate and propeller of global trade, FedEx has built a global network that is connected via 13 hubs, including those set up in Guangzhou and Shanghai, and covers more than 220 countries and territories. Currently, FedEx operates nearly 300 international flights in the Chinese mainland every week, delivering fast and reliable international and domestic express transport services to Chinese customers.
In the China market, FedEx leverages the latest technologies to offer quality customer service and drives cargo transport efficiency through digital operations and intelligent networks. In January 2022, FedEx introduced the first AI-powered intelligent sorting robot in China. Located in its South China E-Commerce Shipment Sorting Center in Guangzhou, the intelligent sorting robot handles e-commerce customers’ small import and export parcels.
At a time when global economic and trade cooperation is challenged, cross-border e-commerce is set to emerge as a strong force propelling China’s foreign trade and economic recovery. According to data from the Ministry of Commerce, China has been the world’s largest online retail market for nine years in a row. Data from the General Administration of Customs shows that China’s cross-border e-commerce imports and exports have increased almost tenfold over the past five years and totaled RMB 1.92 trillion (about USD 263 billion) last year. The development of cross-border e-commerce not only boosts domestic consumer demand, but also drives economic development by connecting China’s market with the rest of the world.
By consistently enhancing e-commerce service capabilities, expanding operating networks, advancing technological innovation and optimizing personnel and resource allocation, FedEx has worked to deliver better cross-border e-commerce service solutions. In 2022, it further enlarged the service scope of the FedEx International Connect Plus (FICP) project to meet customer expectations and demands for reliable, flexible, controllable and cost-effective logistics services. Based on the characteristics of cross-border e-commerce, the company launched FedEx Compatible and Alliances programs to support the business of small- and medium-sized corporate customers in China and facilitate the development of e-commerce throughout the world.
“Over the past decade, China has seen a historic leap forward in economic development, with increasingly bigger contributions to the global economy. CIIE not only offers an open platform for worldwide enterprises to conduct trade and cooperation, but also provides a perfect opportunity for them to demonstrate their strengths and corporate social responsibility,” said Chan. “CIIE is also a major channel for foreign merchants to enter the China market. As a participant in China’s economic development, reform and opening-up, FedEx has built on its advantages and expertise to intensify both its presence and technology innovation in China. With this foundation, we are improving cross-border e-commerce service solutions and driving sustainable development with great passion and exceptional services, building a closer connection between China and the global market, and advancing high-quality global trade.”
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date.
 National online retail sales increased by 9 times within ten years, Xinhua News Agency, May 20, 2022
 China’s cross-border e-commerce imports and exports increased by 10 times within 5 years, China News Service, May 20, 2022