FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has added a unique enhancement to FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution (IPD) service that enables shippers to consolidate multiple-recipient shipments under one international air waybill, clear customs through a single gateway as one consolidated shipment, and deliver to multiple recipients in up to 12 different EU countries from the U.S. and many points in Asia.
FedEx IPD’s Single Point of Clearance simplifies the export process by requiring only one set of paperwork and allowing for customs clearance through one point of entry, the company said. It can accelerate customers' distribution to within two to four days and reduce order-to-delivery cycles by as much as four to twelve days.
"Any company that produces goods in the US or Asia and wants to reduce inventory-carrying costs and speed up their product-to-market cycle will benefit from this IPD service enhancement," said Carl Asmus, vp for global product marketing. "As new products are developed and the need for faster cycles increases, customers will look for the simplest, quickest means for making their products available.”
Asmus said the service enhancement will benefit manufacturers of semiconductors, automotive parts, consumer electronics and durable-goods manufacturers as well as producers of apparel, toys, computers and computer peripherals and pharmaceuticals.
Origin countries for IPD include: the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. Destination countries are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.