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October 10, 2013

FedEx Breaks Ground on New Temperature Controlled Facility at Memphis World Hub

FedEx Express announced today that it is beginning construction on a new state-of-the-art temperature controlled facility and heavyweight pickup and delivery operation at the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, TN. The 88,000 square-foot facility will interface directly with Memphis hub operations, providing greater efficiency for shipments transiting the FedEx Express network, as well as enhanced handling of customers’ cold chain shipments.

June 4, 2012

Facility Expansion and Infrastructure Improvements Continue at MEM World HUB

It’s always great when a plan comes together, and June 4th marks the official grand opening of our new employee entrance and screening facility at the MEM World HUB. This construction is part of a much bigger multi-million dollar project which has been ongoing for the last two years. At the HUB we call it the “180k plan." In layperson terms, the 180k plan is a project to allow us to increase our box sort rate from 160,000 packages per hour up to 180,000 boxes per hour (hence the 180k name).

February 6, 2012

Crazy Cologne

51 weeks a year my good old friend Peter is a very reputable man. He works as a teacher, loves cooking and watching football on TV and regularly supports some older neighbors by carrying their groceries up the stairs. Peter lives in downtown Cologne, Germany – and this is an important point for our story. For insiders, there is a very brief and a very simple explanation why his life changes completely for one week each year. Sounds strange to you? Well, let me explain:

October 21, 2010

Recognizing the People Who Run the World’s Best Cargo Hub

What an amazing event! On Saturday, October 16, the Memphis World Hub had a Family Day, to celebrate the World’s Best Cargo Hub award bestowed on us by the Institute of Transport Management in London.  Almost 6000 people came to show their family what their workplace looks like. We had examples of all of our aircraft fleet, and most of our ground support equipment. We had games for the kids and food for everyone.  We even had tours of the facility so our team members’ families could see where they worked. 

October 14, 2010

Creating Jobs and Growing Exports through Teamwork

Each day our FedEx teams work to ensure that every experience our customers have with us is outstanding.  I am proud to lead our international team and help our customers reach new markets and new consumers for their goods and services.  But to ensure our customers grow their international business, it is critically important that they have the resources and know-how to reach those new markets and consumers.

December 23, 2009

FedEx on History Channel: Deadline Delivery

Would you like to know how FedEx Express is able to get a crucial medicine from Shanghai to New York City in less than 16 hours?  If the answer is yes, then tune in to the History Channel at 10 p.m.EDT/9 p.m. CDT on December 30*. The one-hour docudrama reveals the people, passion and commitment behind the FedEx. Background

February 9, 2009

Our Latest Milestone – The Guangzhou Hub

I had the good fortune to live and work in China about 10 years ago.  It was (and is) one of the most challenging and dynamic countries in the world -- and I have worked in quite a few countries in my 34 years with FedEx! Much has changed in China over the years, but our commitment to China never has.  The newly opened Asia Pacific hub in Guangzhou, China is the latest milestone for FedEx -- it is now our largest hub outside of the U.S.

December 2, 2008

Krista – Tail 613FE

It's 22:23 MEM time and Krista has just returned home. She has been gone for four days and the good news is she is 17 minutes earlier than we expected her.  During her absence she has been to Ancorage, Alaska, Seoul, South Korea, Hong Kong, Subic Bay in the Phillipines, Singapore and her last stop was in Osaka, Japan.