- 29 January 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
In response to the coronavirus outbreak in China, FedEx is giving logistics and transportation support to humanitarian relief agencies.
As a first move, FedEx Express is shipping more than 200,000 surgical masks and other personal protective equipment to its Asia Pacific Hub in Guangzhou to assist Direct Relief’s humanitarian work. The courier is working closely with China Post, that will deliver the goods to Wuhan Union Hospital.
“Direct Relief is deeply thankful to FedEx for enabling this rapid response to fulfill a very specific order that the medical staff in Wuhan’s largest hospital selected from our current stockpile, “said Thomas Tighe, Direct Relief President & CEO. “In rapidly unfolding situations such as this, it’s obviously important to move fast but with precision and proper coordination with all the relevant authorities – which FedEx’s extraordinary team has made possible.”
This collaboration is part of the FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” initiative. The company uses its expertise in shipping and logistics to connect organisations, communities and individuals with the resources they need through charitable shipping and cash donations.
“FedEx is proud to mobilise its global network to deliver aid, comfort and care to people suffering in the wake of this unprecedented health emergency,” said Raj Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer, FedEx Corporation. “We will continue to work closely with humanitarian and disaster relief organisations to provide support and deliver supplies, doing what we do best to help those who need it most.”