FedEx expands cargo capacity between Australia and New Zealand

FedEx Express has announced the launch of a new trans-Tasman service directly connecting Christchurch, Auckland and Melbourne, as trade between Australia and New Zealand continues to grow rapidly.

The new service will run five times a week between Christchurch-Auckland-Melbourne, adding to the existing five flights on the Sydney-Auckland-Sydney route each week.

Key benefits from the new trans-Tasman service for Australian and New Zealand businesses include:

  • More time for Melbourne customers to prepare shipments – The cut-off time for customers in Melbourne is now 5 p.m., a two-hour improvement.
  • Improved transit times – Customers in Christchurch will now have access to next-day International Priority shipping service to Australia, while those in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane who ship to Christchurch will see a one-day improvement for International Priority Freight services.
  • Acceptance of Dangerous Goods (DG) – New DG capability in Christchurch, New Zealand

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