FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced Tuesday an international expansion for its SenseAware service, which enables near real-time visibility into sensitive and high-value shipments.
Customers will now be able to monitor shipments throughout an additional 14 European countries and Canada, and on board flights from three additional commercial air carriers: Air France, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas Airways.
According to the company, the expansion broadens the international availability of the SenseAware service, and breaks down barriers for customers monitoring highly critical global supply chains.
SenseAware customers in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland can now monitor the location of their shipments in near real-time, and keep a watch on environmental factors with the SenseAware service.
With the expansion of the SenseAware service in Europe and Canada, customers in those countries will also have access to the FedEx ShipmentWatch service.
FedEx ShipmentWatch, a service of FedEx Custom Critical, leverages SenseAware for a range of sensitive shipments, including one-time and non-FedEx shipments.
The expansion of both the SenseAware and FedEx ShipmentWatch services offers increased visibility for a range of industries shipping high-value, sensitive packages throughout the world, including healthcare, aerospace, oil and gas, manufacturing and high-end merchandise such as fashion, art, and antiques.
Launched in the U.S. in 2009, SenseAware combines an online application with a multi-sensor device to provide customers with near real-time visibility, insight, and collaboration across their supply chains.
In addition to location monitoring, the service can also monitor temperature, light exposure, relative humidity, shock and barometric pressure.