Thursday, May 16, 2013

FedEx Freight Celebrates Vancouver Service Centre Multi-Million-Dollar Facility Connects BC Business with the World

SURREY, B.C., May 16, 2013 — FedEx Freight Canada, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art Vancouver-area service centre. Representing a multi-million dollar investment in British Columbia, the new service centre will connect Western Canada’s less-than-truckload industry and customers through north-south, east-west and even global shipping lanes.

Located at 10288 Grace Road in Surrey, the new centre handles FedEx Freight shipments coast-to-coast through Canada, intra-BC and Alberta, as well as connecting international markets via road delivery and ocean networks such as the Port of Vancouver.  The facility’s opening was commemorated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, which featured key dignitaries from the Government of Canada, the City of Surrey, the Surrey Board of Trade, and FedEx Freight.

“This facility embodies what FedEx Freight Canada brings to British Columbia,” said Grant Crawford, vice president of International, FedEx Freight. “Using state-of-the-art technology and superior customer service, FedEx Freight connects BC businesses with our vast network of centres throughout Canada and North America with solutions for their domestic and international freight shipping needs.”

The new Vancouver facility represents a significant investment in the FedEx Freight infrastructure and demonstrates the company’s commitment to our Canadian and North American networks.  The facility became operational in January 2013 and has a capacity of 77 cargo doors. Currently there are more than 45 employees operating out of this facility.  It is situated on 16.42 acres.

FedEx Freight is a leading provider of LTL services, which consolidates freight shipments from multiple customers into trailer loads that are then routed through the company’s delivery network to final destinations.  This new facility joins a network of more than 360 FedEx Freight service centres across North America.

About FedEx Freight

With corporate offices in Memphis, Tenn., the FedEx Freight Segment includes FedEx Freight, a leading U.S. provider of LTL freight services; FedEx Freight Canada, an LTL operating company serving most points in Canada; and FedEx Custom Critical, North America's largest time-specific, critical shipment carrier. FedEx Freight also serves Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.  With annual revenues of $44 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit