FedEx Express has launched direct services in Egypt to meet the growing demand for international air freight services in the country.
The company’s services are provided in all provinces in Egypt and are accessible through any of the 51 parcel delivery sites across the country. FedEx Express expects its direct presence in Egypt to help local companies and customers from different sectors facilitate business operations, providing international coverage to and from approximately 220 different countries and regions.
The company’s existing subsidiary, Egypt Express, will continue to provide local infrastructure for ground delivery services, including at Egypt’s newly opened 13,000m2 cargo center within Cairo International Airport.
In 2021, Egypt’s exports rose to US$31bn while its GDP reached nearly US$406bn. The country also benefits from its strategic location in Africa and its proximity to the Middle East.
Jack Muhs, regional president at FedEx Express for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, said, “We are now closer to our customers than ever before, providing direct communication with a dedicated FedEx support team, a vast range of international services, and advanced digital solutions to meet the demands of our customers around the world. This strategic expansion in Egypt will help local companies reach more markets and a larger segment of new customers around the world, thereby supporting the sustainable development goals within the Egyptian State’s Vision 2030 to diversify the national economy.
“Thanks to positive developments in Egypt’s logistics sector, many companies have announced their intention to move or expand their production lines within Egypt, providing many business opportunities for shipping companies such as FedEx. FedEx will continue to work closely with Egypt Express, which will provide pick-up, delivery and customs clearance procedures across the republic. We are proud to see FedEx expand its presence in Egypt. This expansion is a testament to the tremendous impact that Egypt Express has had in providing FedEx’s international services in the country since 1998.”