FedEx launches Iraq service

Global carrier company FedEx Express has announced the addition of Iraq to its global network. FedEx Express claims to be the first such carrier to offer door-to-door pick up and delivery for shipments in and out of the cities of Baghdad, Basra and Mosul.

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By  Paul Barthram Published  August 17, 2003

Global carrier company FedEx Express has announced the addition of Iraq to its global network. FedEx Express claims to be the first such carrier to offer door-to-door pick up and delivery for shipments in and out of the cities of Baghdad, Basra and Mosul.

As the country gets back on its feet rebuilding its infrastructure and economy, the global carrier’s service will be essential for businesses needing use of its postal and carrier services.

"Iraq has the potential to be one of the fastest growing economies and will require integrated end-to-end transportation solutions," said Hamdi Osman, regional vice president for FedEx Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent and Africa.

"There is no question that the country faces a tough business climate, but nothing that can't be overcome by ensuring connectivity with other markets around the globe," Osman added.

FedEx Express services in and out of Iraq are set to be operated by Global Service Participant (GSP) Falcon Express (part of the Falcon Aviation Group). The company is a privately held British Virgin Islands company with a great deal of experience operating in the Middle East. For over ten years it has provided delivery services for FedEx Express in Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria and Yemen.

"The relationship we have formed with FedEx Express to operate in Iraq will ensure that customers in the region will benefit from reliable, time-definite deliveries. We are pleased to contribute towards rebuilding the country," said Mazen Mamlouk president of Falcon Express.

Access to the FedEx Express international network is also set to help facilitate the transportation of humanitarian aid into the country, including working with Water Missions International and International Aid.

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