FedEx Express is set to launch dangerous goods (DG) shipping services from an additional eight European countries to South Africa, France, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
A statement issued on behalf of the American corporation said that the extension of the service, launched in September 2019, meant that FedEx now provided an express, door-to-door, customs-cleared service from more than 60 DG-compliant countries to South Africa.
South Africa’s inclusion as a primary country for this service enables FedEx to reach 80 DG-compliant destinations from the country.
Dangerous goods are items or substances that could pose a risk to health, safety, property or the environment if not properly handled, stored or transported – and range from flammable items and perfumes to most products that contain lithium batteries. They need to be packed properly, handled carefully, and shipped by expert handlers to help ensure they arrive safely at their destination.