FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has enhanced its break-bulk shipment service, FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution (IPD), by shortening transit times from two to four days to one to three days for shipments from Asia Pacific (APAC) region to six destinations.

Now, customers in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan in the APAC region can enjoy the same level of transit time as they would get from FedEx core express international delivery service – FedEx International Priority (IP) without incurring additional costs when shipping to these six destinations.

The enhanced IPD solution streamlines the cross-border delivery process by allowing APAC businesses, including e-tailers, to consolidate packages within the destination country/territory into a single shipment at their manufacturing location.

Consolidated goods are then shipped internationally where they clear customs under a single invoice. FedEx then unpacks the shipment at the destination and sends the individual packages to multiple locations within the destination country/territory.

Key benefits of the upgraded IPD services include reduced risk associated with additional handling, inventory and warehouse management; faster delivery times; increased reliability as one carrier manages the whole process; and greater end-to-end visibility for customers to manage and track the shipment status.

“The ongoing global pandemic has made reliability and supply chain resilience top of mind for businesses of all sizes. To help them manage their supply chains effectively, we remain committed to bringing more effective international shipping solutions to our customers in the region,” FedEx Express senior vice president for marketing and customer experience – Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA), Salil Chari said.

“With intra-regional trade set to contribute to more than 20% of the world’s trade growth by 2030, this enhancement to International Priority DirectDistribution (IPD) gives an extra boost to our customers, helping them improve their speed to market through a leaner logistics flow, without having to invest in additional logistics infrastructure.”