FedEx Express Opens New Station in Verona
MILAN, Italy, Jan. 30, 2012 –FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced the opening of a new station in Verona. The station will offer customers located in Verona and the surrounding province area access and improved connectivity to 90 percent of the world’s GDP within one to two business days through the global FedEx Express transportation network.
Verona Province is an important regional trading center in Italy, driven by a number of core industries including electrical machinery and engineering, fashion, furniture, and beverage. Home to more than 98,400 businesses, of which 67 percent are small or medium-sized enterprises, Verona is the tenth largest Italian Province in terms of export volume.
Enabling strong trade links to the rest of Europe and international destinations including the United States, China and the Russian Federation, this new station will provide customers in the region with greater access to the FedEx Express global network. The station is connected via a road network to the FedEx gateway at Malpensa Airport which in turn is connected to the European hub at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle in Paris, France, which acts as the gateway to the entire FedEx network.
“For centuries, Verona Province has been regarded as a critical juncture for all northbound transportation from Italy. Today, this is validated by the sheer diversity of the trading industries located here and which characterize the economic profile of this Province. We are delighted to be growing our presence in this area. This new facility will enable us to offer companies of all sizes a wide range of transportation services as they seek to expand their businesses in Europe and around the globe,” said Renato Carrara, managing director, Operations and General Manager, FedEx Express Italy.
Specifically, the new facility will enable later pick up times, making it easier for companies to take advantage of global markets. For example, companies based in Verona that need a package delivered to a city in the East Coast of the U.S. by 3 p.m. the next day can tender their shipment as late as 6 p.m. the day before and have it arrive in time.
The new station will offer a wide range of FedEx Express intra-European and intercontinental transportation services, including:
- FedEx Express next-business-day deliveries to and from Europe (EuroOne™)
- FedEx Express next-business-day deliveries by 3 p.m. to U.S. East Coast (FedEx International Priority®)
- FedEx Express two-business-day deliveries to and from Asia and the rest of the U.S. (FedEx International Priority)
- FedEx Economy services for less urgent shipments within two to five business days (FedEx International Economy®)
All services are available for heavy shipments over 68 kgs as well as small parcels and documents. The new facility will be located at Via Monti Berici, snc– 37057 San Giovanni Lupatoto (VR). The opening of the new facility will create 7 new jobs for the region.
For further information, please contact FedEx Customer Service 199.151.119
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