FedEx Express Launches New Miami – Bogota – Medellin – Miami Route Connecting Colombian Businesses to Possibilities Worldwide
New flight and facilities to help capture the more than six million pounds of perishables -- including flowers, coffee, fish, fruits, and vegetables-- that are exported daily from Latin America
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA, July 2, 2019 – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced today the launch of a new flight that will operate six times per week between Miami, Bogota, and Medellin. The new B767 flight will facilitate the arrival of Colombian products to the U.S. through its Gateway facility in Miami, and will open new markets for Colombian businesses. Additionally, the flight will strengthen the competitiveness of Colombian producing and exporting companies. The new service is part of the company’s continued investment in enhancing its operational network to help customers and businesses of all sizes to grow.
“FedEx has been serving Colombia for more than 25 years, with operations in the 12 main cities throughout the country. This new flight shows our continued commitment to helping connect Colombian businesses to new possibilities both at home and abroad,” said Juan N. Cento, president of FedEx Express Latin America and the Caribbean. “Adding capacity and a more direct connection to Miami will give Colombian businesses a stronger competitive advantage in reaching markets and customers worldwide. This will also help bolster the local economy in the nation’s two largest cities, which are hubs for some of the country’s most important perishable freight, including flowers,” he added.
Aiming to strengthen the perishable goods sector in the region, which is estimated at more than six million pounds per day of freight, the new flight will operate six days a week. The company’s upgraded Bogota and new Medellin facilities both offer cold-room capabilities and warehouse space for perishable freight. Customers in Colombia will benefit from later cut-off times and improved transit times on specific lanes.
FedEx Express continually adjusts its network and routes in Latin America and the Caribbean. With this new route, FedEx Express continues to demonstrate its dedication to meeting the dynamic needs of its customers by connecting Colombian businesses, most notably small and mediums enterprises (SMEs), to possibilities around the world.
About FedEx Express in Latin America and the Caribbean
FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean serves more than 50 countries and territories and employs more than 26,000 people committed to total customer satisfaction. FedEx Express LAC offers a broad portfolio of transportation and logistics solutions, acting as a pillar of growth for the region, and continues its commitment to small, medium and large exporters by offering innovative ways to access the global marketplace.
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