FedEx Express has established a direct commercial presence in Nigeria, to meet the country’s growing demand for international shipping.
FedEx has been facilitating trade in Nigeria since 1994, offering its international solutions through Red Star Express, which will continue to provide the infrastructure for ground operations as well as pick-ups, deliveries, customs clearance services and retail locations across the country.
With a direct presence in the country, FedEx Express will be able to provide a wider portfolio of shipping solutions to businesses and private individuals in Nigeria. Customers will also have access to a range of FedEx digital tools, designed to make shipping easier and more efficient. These services include opening a new account, tracking shipment status, creating shipping air waybills, scheduling courier pickups and managing bills. FedEx will also have dedicated sales and customer technology teams on the ground to provide logistics advice to help local businesses grow internationally.
Taarek Hinedi, vice president of 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 35% from a base figure of 20%, businesses will require a range of international services and solutions to help boost the economy.”