posts tagged with Japan

Why Indy Means Business

Plane_V8I7791TakeOffFinal.jpg.jpeg Starting this April, huge Boeing 777 cargo aircraft will begin streaming in and out of Indianapolis four nights a week coming from the new FedEx Express hub in Osaka, Japan. Locating our FedEx North Pacific Regional Hub on the western edge of Japan is partly due to a combination of geography, flight optimization, package consolidation, and something the Kansai International Airport (KIX) shares with the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) – they are open for business 24/7. So is the U.S. economy.

Global gateways, like the Indy Hub, are essential to keep today’s customers and suppliers throughout America competitive in the world economy. US exports to Asia have been steadily increasing...

Is e-commerce good for all small businesses?

FedEx Quick Form_v5_7OCT13.jpg.jpeg There’s a saying in business that goes something like: “Not all business is good business.”

And the same is true for e-commerce.

While e-commerce is now the largest driving force in the global economy, it comes with warning signs.

Asia might have the most e-commerce “ready” markets in the world – China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore all rank in the top 10 biggest market opportunities– but scratch the surface and securing a foothold in these markets is not easy.

5 Tips to Help Save Fuel and Promote Eco-Driving

EV-master_jm12337-cropped.jpg In Japan, the recent earthquake resulted in a short-term fuel shortage that hit us hard – literally fuel was not available at gas stations. Eco-Driving was an operational imperative, as it became even more important while we secured alternative sources of fuel.

Along with the other safety briefs about earthquake aftershocks, recovery efforts, and the nuclear crisis, FedEx Express added re-enforcement in our communications with couriers regarding Eco-Driving. Since they already knew the 5 tips well, they came through in a big way and were able to stretch the fuel we had.

For Japan, Eco-Driving was not just about a contribution to the environment – it was a necessity. How the couriers used the 5 tips when it counted helped us to be there for our customers who were depending on us more than ever for critical shipments.

FedEx Express Flight 80

By now you may have heard or seen reports that FedEx Express Flight 80 (MD-11) from Guangzhou to Narita was involved in a major incident upon landing. The incident occurred at about 2200Z, Sunday, March 22 (5 pm CST; just before 7 a.m. local time at Narita). Two crew members were onboard. Sadly, I have to share the terrible news that our flight crew did not survive. The loss pains all of us at FedEx. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of our crew. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.