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FedEx Express Opens New Station In The Rhone-Alps Region

New FedEx station enhances France's global connectivity

Paris, France - February 2, 2004 -

- FedEx, the world's largest express transportation company, today announced the opening of a new station to enhance its services in the Rhone-Alps region in Annecy, France. The station is the first to be opened by FedEx, outside Paris, in 10 years. Customers living in the business centres of the Savoie and Haute-Savoie regions will benefit from a direct served FedEx global offering including enhanced pick-up and cut-off times.

The Annecy station is linked to the FedEx Saint-Quentin Fallavier (Isère) centre by a road shuttle, which is connected through freight links that run daily between Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport and FedEx's Roissy-Charles de Gaulle European sorting centre.

"The Annecy opening represents FedEx's commitment to be at the heart of the most dynamic centres of economic activity in France," said Jean-Marc Lacombe, Managing Direction, Operations and Customer Service for FedEx France. "FedEx is committed towards providing a top quality service for its customers."

Companies in well established industry sectors throughout the region, such as electronics, pharmaceutical and engineering, will now benefit from enhanced FedEx services including daily deliveries.

FedEx delivery trucks are equipped with the latest technology: an on-board computer enabling them to respond in real time for a specific delivery or pick up request sent by customer service; Supertracker, used to scan shipping documents and a portable printer for labels so that the parcel can be tracked during shipment.

Customers will continue to benefit from late pick-up times, up to 7 pm, depending on their location. Delivery to the United States will be next day by 10.30 am, before noon for most European cities and the following day in Asia's main economic centres.

For example, the process for a shipment leaving Annecy on Monday and arriving in Hong Kong on Wednesday includes:

  • customer pick-up, 7 pm at the latest on Monday
  • the parcel leaves Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport at 10.30 pm and arrives at Roissy CDG at midnight Monday
  • the parcel leaves on the 4 am MD-11 FedEx flight to Subic Bay in the Philippines
  • arrival at Subic Bay at midnight (local time) on Tuesday
  • the parcel leaves for Hong Kong on the MD11 FedEx flight to Hong Kong
  • the parcel clears customs
  • delivery to the recipient in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Similarly, the process for a shipment leaving Chambery on Monday and arriving in San Francisco on Tuesday includes:

  • customer pick-up, midday at the latest on Monday
  • the parcel leaves Lyon by road and arrives at Roissy CDG at 6.30 pm on Monday
  • the parcel leaves on the 20.30pm MD-11 FedEx flight to the United States
  • the parcel clears customs
  • delivery to the recipient in San Francisco by 10.30 am Tuesday.

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FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., connects areas that generate 90% of the world's gross domestic product in 24-48 hours with door-to-door, customs-cleared service and a money-back guarantee. The company's unmatched air route authorities and infrastructure make it the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast, reliable and time-definite transportation of more than 3.1 million items to 215 countries each working day. FedEx Express employs approximately 138,000 employees and has more than 50,000 drop-off locations, 643 aircraft and approximately 43,000 vehicles in its integrated global network.

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