A new international supply chain service from FedEx Corp. called FedEx International DirectDistribution, seeks to replace multiple distribution channels with a single, fast-moving and flexible end-to-end solution to increase speed to market and reduces costs for a variety of shippers.

FedEx said the DirectDistribution process consolidates multiple packages or freight into one shipment, so shippers reduce costs, bypass distribution centers and streamline clearance through customs before distributing individual shipments directly to their final destination.

“Our customers are always seeking ways to improve their speed to market and extract costs from their supply chain,” said Rajesh Subramanian, FedEx’s senior vp-int’l marketing. “FedEx International DirectDistribution enables customers to quickly and easily move their goods across oceans and borders from the point of manufacture directly to their customers and retail stores.”

This new service combines the forwarding and customs compliance expertise of FedEx Trade Networks with FedEx’s global multimodal transportation network, Subramanian added. Additionally, FedEx International DirectDistribution offers customers greater flexibility and control by allowing them to choose modes of transportation – air, surface or ocean – to meet their transit time needs, he said.