Rajat Khosla, Country Manager, IndiaFedEx Trade networks, observed that over the last few years, ocean freight business has been growing. As a whole, it has improved in terms of reliability and flexibility and has evolved into a more viable option for many companies. Most customers shipping via ocean still move goods via air, and each customer has varying reasons for the mode of transport they choose.
“The numbers indicate the global freight forwarding market increased 3.1 per cent in 2012, and the growth was due primarily to sea freight forwarding. As rising fuel prices continue to challenge the air freight forwarding segment, shippers are choosing to utilise ocean for international moves.
FedEx Trade networks delivers a choice of three distinct international ocean freight forwarding solutions providing coverage in major markets and trade lanes, including north America, Europe, India and Latin America The products are: FedEx International Direct Economy oceanSM, FedEx International Direct Priority and FedExSM International DirectDistribution ocean.
FedEx International Direct Priority ocean was launch recently, which offers services for cargo to ship from Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai for less-thancontainer load (LCL) and full-container load (FCL) shipments to new York/ new Jersey. From the U.S. destination port, LCL shipments will be delivered via FedEx Freight to the final destination. FCL shipments will be delivered via FedEx Trade networks preferred carrier’s trucks. Along with a single customer contact at FedEx Trade networks, FedEx International Direct Priority ocean offers a reliable transit that can be 2-7 days quicker to final destination versus International Direct Economy ocean service.