FedEx to acquire Australian logistics business

FedEx has announced that it has agreed to acquire Manton Air-Sea Pty Ltd, a provider of logistics services, including freight forwarding and customs brokerage solutions.

According to FedEx, Manton’s capabilities complement and expand its portfolio of offerings essential to the rapidly growing global commerce landscape. The acquisition is expected to close later this year and is subject to customary closing conditions.

With operations across Australia, Manton connects customers to global markets through regional gateways and relationships with multiple air carriers. With specific expertise in the healthcare and automotive markets.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Manton will operate as a subsidiary of the FedEx Trade Networks operating company.

“Adding Manton’s capabilities to FedEx Trade Networks and the broader FedEx portfolio will open up opportunities for us to continue to expand in Australia, a country with a strong GDP and a significant market in the Asia Pacific region. We look forward to potential business opportunities through the collaboration between Manton and FedEx Trade Networks with the FedEx Express and TNT presence in Asia Pacific and Australia. We are delighted to add the Manton team members to the FedEx family of companies and combine the talents of both teams to contribute to our continued success,” Richard W. Smith, president and CEO, FedEx Trade Networks said.

“We have long admired the FedEx Trade Networks team, recognizing their growth and expansion over the past several years. We look forward to joining FedEx and working together to expand in Australia and other markets,” Michael Rolls, Managing Director, Manton said.

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