FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of the logistics giant, FedEx Corporation has established a full commercial presence in Nigeria, to meet the country’s increasing international shipping demands.
With this development, businesses and shoppers in Nigeria will have access to a wider range of FedEx Express shipping solutions such ad opening a new account, tracking shipment status, scheduling courier pickups, and managing billing.
Furthermore, FedEx will provide Sales and Customer Technology teams to interact and assist local businesses for smooth operations.
Taarek Hinedi, vice president for FedEx Middle East and Africa operations, said, “Today we are closer to our customers than ever before. This strategic step makes it easier for local businesses to ship with us as they look to tap more import and export opportunities and grow their customers around the world.”
“Nigeria is on the right path for further growth and FedEx is committed to supporting this growth and connecting Nigeria to some of the biggest trading partners located in Asia and Europe. The FedEx network is crucial to provide businesses with greater connectivity between Africa and Europe as well as within the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region,”
“As Nigeria continues with its 2021 to 2025 National Development Plan to increase the share of its exports to Africa up to 35percent from a base figure of 20percent , businesses will require a range of international services and solutions to help boost the economy.” said Hinedi.
FedEx has been facilitating trade in Nigeria since 1994, offering its international solutions through Red Star Express Plc. With this latest initiative, FedEx will continue to leverage the capabilities and infrastructure of the service provider, Red Star Express Plc, that will continue to provide pick-ups, deliveries, customs clearance services, and retail locations across the country.