FedEx Express has established a direct commercial presence in Nigeria in a bid to meet the country’s growing international shipping demands.

The company said that with a direct presence in the country, businesses and customers in Nigeria now have greater access to a wider portfolio of FedEx Express shipping solutions.

It added that its service provider in Nigeria, Red Star Express Plc, continues to provide the infrastructure for ground operations.

FedEx said customers will also have access to a range of FedEx digital tools that makes shipping easier and more efficient through

These services include opening a new account, tracking shipment status, creating shipping air waybills, scheduling courier pickups, and managing billing.

Additionally, FedEx will now have dedicated sales and customer technology teams on the ground to interact and provide enhanced logistics expertise to help local businesses grow internationally.

Nigeria is the largest and fastest growing economy in Africa, and the African Development Bank projects that the average growth rate for the country’s economy will increase by 3.2% between 2022 through to 2023.

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.”

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