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FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company, supports growing freight volumes across the Middle East with FedEx Regional Economy and FedEx Regional Economy Freight services. Day-deferment road services offer cost-effective solutions for less urgent shipments to companies of all sizes in key countries in the region.

According to the World Trade Organization, exports from the Middle East are expected to increase by 3.5 percent in 2024, while imports to the region are expected to increase by 1.2 percent. These figures show that local businesses need strong logistical support to manage the increasing flow of trade.

“At FedEx, we develop products and services that solve logistics challenges for our customers and are specialized to meet the unique needs of the markets in which they operate,” said Taarek Hinedi, Vice President of Operations, FedEx Express Middle East and Africa. “As trade volumes across the region grow, businesses need increasingly flexible and customized shipping solutions that match the nature of their business and products. By offering cost-effective alternative shipping options for less urgent deliveries, Regional Economic Services empowers Saudi companies with a wider portfolio of solutions to choose from — ultimately enabling a smoother and improved trade flow in the region.”

FedEx Regional Economy and FedEx Regional Economy Freight use the Middle East road network to provide seamless connectivity between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE, while ensuring the safe and secure transportation of goods using real-time tracking. service through fedex.com. With this service, shipments will have fast customs clearance with competitive transit times of three to five business days for regional economy and four to six business days for regional economy freight between key Middle East markets.

Door-to-door customs road services within the Middle East economy enable businesses to achieve significant cost savings in less time-sensitive deliveries of shipments up to 68kg using FedEx Regional Economy, as well as shipments over 68kg using FedEx Regional Economy Freight, without compromising reliability.

FedEx’s regional economy services are ideal for Saudi companies operating in a variety of industries, including automotive, electronics, oil and gas, fashion and retail, chemicals, e-commerce and healthcare. These industries have different shipping requirements, from light packages to heavy shipments. Businesses may use commercial road service to ship palletized goods or irregularly sized goods or goods that cannot fit into standard-sized air freight containers.

In Saudi Arabia, FedEx also offers a less-than-container priority shipment service to complement its collection for the regional economy. LCL Priority skillfully combines ocean and road networks to connect the Asia-Pacific region with key Middle East markets, streamlining shipping operations for businesses while offering a strategic balance between speed, affordability and efficiency.

These services are further enhanced by FedEx digital tools that offer a range of smart logistics solutions for Saudi companies. These include automated shipment creation and pickup scheduling features, digitized trade documentation platforms, and measurement and reporting solutions that contribute to better decision-making.

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