FedEx expects record shipments

E-commerce will drive record holiday shipments this year for FedEx Corp, the world’s second-biggest package delivery company said yesterday. FedEx expects to deliver more than 260m packages globally between Thanksgiving on 24 November and Christmas, up 12 per cent from a year earlier. FedEx said it will add about 20,000 seasonal workers to help handle the volume surge. It expects to move more than 17m packages on 12 December, the projected busiest day in company history, more than double its average daily deliveries. That would top last year's record 15.6m shipments on 13 December.