(NEW YORK) — FedEx is gearing up to move 19 million packages Monday on what it says will be its “busiest day in company history.”
The Memphis, Tenn.-based shipping company says it will have 300,000 team members and about 20,000 seasonal workers on hand to process more than 200 packages per second.
The anticipated record volume is a direct result from an increase in online shopping during the holiday season, FedEx says.
“At FedEx, we have been preparing for this busy holiday shipping season for almost a year now,” T. Michael Glenn, executive vice president of Market Development at FedEx, said in a statement last Friday. “The spirit and drive of our team members, backed by the efficiency of our networks, will help us deliver what we expect will be a record-breaking 280 million packages through our global networks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, up 13 percent from 2011.”
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