Wednesday, 24 October 2012

FedEx prepares for early Christmas rush and 280 million shipment high

With the holiday season just around the corner, FedEx is getting for an early peak in shipping volume.

In fact, the US courier company has forecasted its busiest day to be Monday, 10th December with 19 million shipments being handled by its global network of freight, express and courier staff.

“The continued trend toward record peak volumes is a testament to the strength, speed and reliability of the FedEx Ground and FedEx SmartPost networks,” said Frederick W. Smith, founder and chairman of FedEx.

Compared to the shipping volume generated on 12th December 2012, FedEx expects 2 million more shipments to be moved through the hands of its Christmas staff this year. This would result in a year-on-year increase of 10 percent.

“FedEx team members from around the globe, 300,000 strong, are prepared to help drive commerce during the busy holiday season and beyond”, confirmed Smith.

20,000 additional staff will be hired to help with the increased shipping volume. FedEx hopes to move approximately 280 million shipments between Thanksgiving and Christmas through its network.

Source: Post&Parcel / FedEx

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