FedEx is ready for holiday traffic

Express major will handle more than 280 million packages for Christmas

13 per cent increase 280 million shipments Christmas EMEA FedEx November worldwide shipping networks

Between the last week of November and Christmas, FedEx forecasts more than 280 million shipments to move through its worldwide shipping networks. This would be a 13 per cent increase for the Christmas season over last year when 247 million shipments were processed.

In Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA), the busiest day for FedEx Express shipments going out from the region was December 18. In a release, FedEx said it would move more than 70 million shipments in the region during the December 9-15 week, a 10 per cent increase on the same time in 2011.