June 28, 2007 9:15 AM, EDT

FedEx Expands China Service

FedEx Express said Thursday it has made its next-business-day service available to customers throughout China.

Since the company began its next-business-day service late last month, it has expanded its coverage has from 19 to more than 30 cities, while 48-hour day-definite service is offered in more than 200 cities.

As a result of increasing customer demand, the number of cities being served continues to expand rapidly.

“Businesses in China have been waiting for FedEx to make this time-definite service available,” said David Cunningham, president of FedEx Express’ Asia Pacific division. “Since we began operations less than a month ago, thousands of domestic express packages have already passed through our hub in Hangzhou.”

FedEx Express is a unit of FedEx Corp, ranked No. 2 on the Transport Topics 100 listing of U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.