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FedEx Trade Networks expands into Latin America

By control on April 12, 2013

FedEx Trade Networks, the freight-forwarding arm of FedEx, has expanded its presence in Latin America.

Over the last several months, the company has opened new offices in Brazil and Mexico. Though the company has operated in both countries since 2009, it added new locations in Rio de Janeiro, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

FedEx Trade Networks also established strategic alliances with locally-based regional service providers to enhance its coverage to 19 countries throughout Latin America.

"FedEx Trade Networks is committed to delivering reliable supply chain solutions where our customers do business," Fred Schardt, president and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks, said. "Trade volumes continue to increase in Latin America, and our expansion efforts provide customers with greater access to superior freight forwarding in these emerging markets."

FedEx Trade Networks has a new strategic alliance with Portlink Logística Multimodal, one of the largest freight forwarders in southern Brazil. This is the company's largest alliance in Latin America.

The company launched new freight forwarding options such as an air consolidation service between Mexico and Brazil. The new service combines customers’ shipments to help streamline their supply chain between the Benito Juárez International Airport and São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport.