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Qantas Freight inks six-year domestic deal with FedEx

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FedEx Express subsidiary TNT Australia has signed a new six-year agreement with air freight carrier Qantas Freight for domestic freight services in Australia.

The agreement with the independent air freight carrier will support FedEx in maintaining critical domestic business-to-business (B2B) freight volumes across several industries including mining, construction, medical and pharmaceuticals.

The domestic freight shipments will include machinery parts for mining equipment, urgent medical supplies and materials for manufacturing.

Qantas Freight Executive Manager Catriona Larritt said the new deal comes at a time when the demand for freight services is higher than ever.

“Qantas has had a long-standing relationship with FedEx and TNT in Australia,” Larritt said.

“As FedEx and TNT come together in Australia, our extended agreement will help meet continued demand. Together, we will work to ensure we meet the needs of customers now and into the future,” she said.

FedEx Express Australasia Vice President Peter Langley said the agreement will enable FedEx and TNT to continue meeting Australia’s intensifying demand for freight, particularly while passenger aircraft belly space capacity remain constrained due to COVID-19.

“We are actively counselling and working with small, medium and large businesses in Australasia to support their growing demand – especially in the wake of accelerated e-commerce and online shopping,” Langley said.

“Our long-term domestic agreement with Qantas Freight will provide these businesses with reliable access to the best connectivity within Australia and to new international markets,” he said.

With an estimated value of $350 million, the agreement will provide FedEx access to the belly space of Qantas and Jetstar domestic services, including access to the Australian freighter network.

Source: Qantas Freight 

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