FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced the company now provides a one-stop solution for dangerous goods shipments to further enhance the connectivity of the southern Malaysia region to the world. The first of its kind nationwide service is now available at the Senai Gateway in Johor, Southern Malaysia. This solution allows customers the convenience of end-to-end shipping experience. Shipments are packed, labelled and shipped via FedEx.
All classes of dangerous goods for this service are accepted, except those categorised under class 1 ‘explosive’ and class 7 ‘radioactive materials’. To utilise the one-stop dangerous goods service, customers must ensure that their dangerous goods are in full compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA)dangerous goods requirements prior to shipment via the International Priority (IP) and International Priority Freight (IPF).
In addition to the one-stop dangerous goods service enhancement, the Senai Gateway will provide customers with other service benefits including a one-day transit time improvement for TNT inbound Worldwide shipments to Johor and a one-day transit time improvement for TNT Economy Express shipments on the Asia Road Network (ARN) from Thailand to Johor.
The Managing Director of FedEx Express Malaysia, SC Chong, said: “As the first logistics provider in Malaysia to offer the dangerous goods one-stop solution, this serves as another way to highlight our long-term investment in the country. We are committed to meet the evolving needs of our customers by facilitating shipments of materials required to propel their businesses.”
“This facility has proven to be timely, as we are also playing our part in managing dangerous goods shipment for essential items such as hand sanitisers, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also see this enhanced service as a way to support firms of all sizes, from micro-SMEs to large enterprises, as they expand their international footprint,” Chong added.
Johor is poised to become an economic powerhouse as the state alone has attracted RM93 billion in investments in the manufacturing sector, the highest generated in the country from 2013 to 2016. The Senai Gateway is the second newest facility by FedEx in Johor, following the Johor Station in Iskandar Puteri.Chong emphasised that “At its core, FedEx continuously looks at ways to create possibilities for our customers by improving our network in Malaysia.”
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. The company uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments by a definite time and date supported by a money-back guarantee. It is a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services with annual revenues of USD 70 billion.