FedEx Express Launches Innovative Solutions Across Canada
CONTACT: James Anderson
FedEx Express Canada
MISSISAUGA, Ontario Feb. 13, 2014 – Federal Express Canada Ltd. (FedEx Express Canada), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) the world’s largest express transportation company, has expanded its award-winning* monitoring service, SenseAware™, for Canadian domestic shipping and unveiled two new solutions for temperature sensitive shipments.
The expansion of SenseAware to Canadian domestic shippers follows the solution’s launch for international lanes in November 2012. SenseAware is a multi-sensor device that provides shippers with near real-time information including GPS location, temperature, light exposure, barometric pressure, and relative humidity.
The Canadian domestic expansion coincides with the introduction of SenseAware to 13 additional countries in Europe, allowing more customers to monitor their most critical, high-value and time-sensitive shipments.
The expansion of SenseAware for intra-Canadian shipping is complimented with the introduction of two additional specialized shipping solutions: cold-shipping packages and thermal blankets.
FedEx® cold-shipping packages are the latest in packaging technology designed to help protect the integrity of packaging temperature-sensitive shipments such as medication. Available in different sizes, the innovative package technology is designed to maintain an internal temperature of 2-8 °C for up to 48 or 96 hours (depending on external temperatures) without gel packs or dry ice. The new cold shipping packages do not require refrigeration, frozen preparation, or “pre-conditioning”.
The FedEx® Thermal Blanket Solution covers shipments during transportation to help provide a more stabilized temperature environment . Customers can ship using the FedEx Thermal Blanket Solution without having to purchase blankets or invest in expensive packaging.
“SenseAware, cold shipping packages, and the FedEx Thermal Blanket Solution are innovative solutions for Canadian business, especially those in the aerospace, life science and healthcare industries,” said Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada. “Our SenseAware expansion responds to the demand from Canadian businesses for the power to manage their domestic high-value and temperature sensitive shipments with the same control and visibility as their international shipments.”
“When combined with specialized services such as FedEx Priority AlertTM, our Canadian customers have access to enhanced tracking, visibility and monitoring of their shipments,” she said.
For a current list of approved carriers and countries, or for further information about the SenseAware service, please visit http://www.senseaware.com/
Certain terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions apply.
* In 2013 the SenseAware service won the Supply Chain Integrity Innovator of the Year category at the Cool Chain Logistics Europe Excellence Awards in Basel, Switzerland.
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $45 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
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