FedEx Express launches new Liège-Memphis route

The express airfreight carrier division of FedEx Corp. will commence a new freighter service between subsidiary TNT Express? air hub in Liège, Belgium, to the FedEx World Hub in Memphis, Tenn. in early April 2017, the company said in a statement. FedEx Express will commence a new flight between subsidiary TNT Express? air hub in Liège, Belgium, to the FedEx World Hub in Memphis, Tenn., in early April 2017, the company said in a statement. The service will operate with Boeing 777 Freighters, which have 116 tons of capacity, and volumes delivered to Memphis will then be delivered across the U.S. and Canada using FedEx?s vast delivery network. From Memphis, the aircraft will continue on a round-the-world flight to Shanghai, China, via Seattle, Wash., and Anchorage, Alaska, before returning to Liège, the airfreight carrier said. The new flight will offer two-day transit times for express shipments from Europe to the U.S. and Canada, three-day transit times from key locations in the Middle-East, Africa and India, pre-noon delivery of express parcels, transit times between four and five days for deferred shipments, and increased weight limits for express and deferred shipments. Parent company FedEx Corp., which completed its 4.4 billion euro (U.S. $4.9 billion) purchase of Netherlands-based TNT Express in May 2016, earlier this week reported earnings of $562 million on revenues of $15 billion for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017, year-over-year increases of 10.8 percent and 18.1 percent, respectively. Courtesy: American Shipper

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