- 31 May 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
FedEx is to begin seven-day-a-week delivery in the US as of January 2020. The logistics and delivery giant is also improving its large package capabilities.
Currently, FedEx Ground operates seven days a week in the autumn / winter peak season. For the majority of the US population this is to continue through the year thanks to the demand from its e-commerce clients.
New facilities are to be put in place and operational adjustments are to be made to safely and reliably handle large items such as TVs, furniture, rugs and auto parts.
Raj Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer, FedEx Corp commented: “We have made significant investments in capacity, technology and automation at FedEx Ground over the past 20 years. These investments have allowed us to gain ground market share for 19 of the last 20 years, and we are now ideally positioned to extend that growth as the average daily volume for small parcels in the U.S. is expected to double by 2026,”
“Expanding our operations to include Sunday residential deliveries further increases our ability to meet the demands of e-commerce shippers and online shoppers,” he added.
FedEx Ground is to put fewer packages into the US Postal Service system and instead handle them on the final mile itself. This amounts to nearly two million pieces a day.
“Delivery density has consistently been a challenge with e-commerce,” Subramaniam said. “We anticipate substantial density improvement and efficiency opportunities when all residential packages are sorted and delivered within the same ground network.”