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FedEx to Ship Record 19 Million Packages During 'Busiest Day'

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- FedEx is gearing up to move 19 million packages Monday on what it says will be its "busiest day in company history."

The Memphis, Tenn.-based shipping company says it will have 300,000 team members and about 20,000 seasonal workers on hand to process more than 200 packages per second.

The anticipated record volume is a direct result from an increase in online shopping during the holiday season, FedEx says.

“At FedEx, we have been preparing for this busy holiday shipping season for almost a year now,” T. Michael Glenn, executive vice president of Market Development at FedEx, said in a statement last Friday.  “The spirit and drive of our team members, backed by the efficiency of our networks, will help us deliver what we expect will be a record-breaking 280 million packages through our global networks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, up 13 percent from 2011.”

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