The Busiest Day in the 40 Year History of FedEx is Monday, December 2

WHAT: The Busiest Day in FedEx history is Monday, December 2. On this day FedEx will handle 22 million packages in one day – the most out of any one day in the 40 year history of the company! December 2 also kicks off the Busiest Week for FedEx, during which the company will be handling more than 85 million packages.

WHEN: Monday, December 2 – also known as Cyber Monday

FUN FACTS ABOUT THE FEDEX BUSIEST DAY:

- FedEx is shipping 11% more packages this year than last year’s Busiest Day

- Package volumes on Busiest Day have almost doubled since 2007 when we shipped 11.5MM packages on that day

- More than 125 packages per second will be handled on Busiest Day

- This is the earliest Busiest Day in the company’s history, a testament to the growing power of eCommerce in the holiday season


HOW DOES FEDEX MANAGE ALL THOSE PACKAGES IN ONE DAY?


The FedEx network is vast and well-equipped to manage the high package volumes. The network includes:

- 300,000+ team members

- 90,000+ vehicles

- 630+ aircraft

- 1,800+ FedEx Office locations

- More than 1,200 FedEx Express and 500 FedEx Ground facilities

- Many modes of transportation, including boats and gondolas, electric tricycles, all-electric delivery vans and hybrid-electric delivery vans

- The Memphis World Hub that, when working at peak capacity, sorts 500,000 packages per hour across 42 miles of conveyor belt


MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

To learn more about the FedEx Busiest Day or schedule an interview, call the FedEx Media Relations Hotline at 901-434-8100 or email mediarelations@fedex.com.


B-ROLL:

B-roll is available for download upon request. Satellite feeds are also scheduled daily. Please contact us at 901-434-8100 or mediarelations@fedex.com for details. This footage is made available free for unrestricted use. If used, please courtesy FedEx.

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