FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) is aiming at shipping an additional 100 million packages in the holiday season, in a move to capitalize on growing e-commerce during the pandemic. To achieve this feat, the company increased its sorting capacity by 14.4 million square feet.
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As reported by CBS News, FedEx will be relishing the holiday season as the growth of e-commerce could mean shipping 100 million packages more. The company recently forecast a year of record holiday deliveries as carriers have added capacity.
For package handler Kyles Hawkins, “This is peak season. Our shift usually lasts about six to seven hours depending on our flights. Sometimes we can get out early, but now that it’s peak we’re here long days.”
Bobby Willis, vice president of operations for the Pacific Region, said the…