FedEx on expansion drive
Manama, June 14, 2007
FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company, has expanded its operations in Bahrain to support its growing business across the country.
To support its growing customer base and demand for services, FedEx has extended its facility at the Bahrain International Airport (BIA), operated within the Global Logistical Services (GLS)-bonded area, said a top company official.
Five more trucking routes have been added to meet growing customer requirements across the region.
The improvements to the facility include a drop-off point for the FedEx World Service Centre, providing easier access to customers needing to quickly deposit their shipments.
More than 75 per cent of employees within the FedEx operations are Bahraini nationals and with the expansion to the facility and operations, the requirement for additional staff is also expected to grow.
'The expansion signals the importance of Bahrain as major trucking gateway for FedEx to neighbouring countries,' said FedEx Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa senior vice-president Hamdi Osman.
'The extension is a direct result of the trust customers place in us and the additional demand for the fast and reliable services we provide across Bahrain and the rest of the GCC,' Osman noted.
GLS executive director Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Khalifa pledged to continue working closely with FedEx.
'We have enjoyed a prosperous relationship with FedEx and will continue to provide services which meet their evolving needs,' he said.
'As Bahrain continues to expand, we look forward to continuing to work closely with FedEx to meet the needs of the Bahrain market,' he added. TradeArabia News Service
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