Global delivery company FedEx Express is anticipating Monday December 13th to be the busiest day in its history, with 16 million packages set to be handled through its worldwide network.
During its busiest week in 2010, which will span from December 13th to 18th, FedEx predicts that it will move over 63.1 million shipments globally, which is up by 5.6 million year-on-year.
The busiest day for shipments from the EMEA region is expected on Thursday December 16th, while the peak day for shipments coming into the region will be December 20th.
Online retail’s rise to prominence in recent years will have inevitably been a factor in the increase in demand for delivery networks such as FedEx.
E-retail membership group IMRG said this week that more than half of the UK population now shop online, adding that internet shopping spend this December could surpass its previous estimation of £6.4 billion.
Commenting on next week’s expected surge in activity, President of FedEx Express in EMEA Gerald Leary said: “This will be an historic day for FedEx and we are thoroughly encouraged by the anticipated increase in holiday volume this year.
“The EMEA network is fully prepared to play its part in supporting the seamless flow of goods across the world.
“Our employees are committed to ensuring our customers experience the same, exceptional service for their holiday shipping as they do any other day throughout the year.”