Tuesday, October 30, 2012
UPS holiday shipping volume up 10 percent
UPS, the largest package delivery company in the world, announced it will deliver 527 million packages during the peak season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a 10 percent surge compared to the same time last year.
The company projected that Dec. 20 will be its busiest delivery day in 2012, forecasting that 28 million packages will be handled that day, twice that of a typical delivery day.
UPS will hire up to 55,000 seasonal workers in 2012, the same number as in 2011.
FedEx, the number two global package delivery service, predicted 280 million packages handled between the holidays, and that on Dec. 19, its busiest day, FedEx will move 19 million packages.
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