FedEx Corp. history, profile and history video

     FedEx Corp. provides a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services through companies competing collectively, operating independently and managed collaboratively, under the FedEx brand. It operates through four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Services. The FedEx Express segment offers time-certain delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. This segment also includes FedEx Trade Networks, Inc., which provides international trade services, specializing in customs brokerage and global ocean and air freight forwarding; and FedEx SupplyChain Systems, Inc., which offers a range of supply chain solutions. The FedEx Ground segment includes FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., which provides small-package ground delivery services. This segment also includes FedEx SmartPost, Inc., which specializes in the consolidation and delivery of low-weight, less time-sensitive business-to-consumer packages using the U.S. Postal Service for final delivery. The FedEx Freight segment includes FedEx Freight, Inc., which provides less-than-truckload freight services across all lengths of haul, offering. This segment offers freight delivery service to most points in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and includes FedEx Custom Critical, Inc., which is a provider of time-specific, critical shipment services. The FedEx Services segment includes FedEx Corporate Services, Inc., which provides sales, marketing, information technology, communications and back-office support to other companies in the FedEx Group. This segment also includes FedEx TechConnect, Inc., which is responsible for customer service, billings and collections for its U.S. customers and offers technical support services; and FedEx Office & Print Services, Inc., which provides document and business services and retail access to its package transportation businesses. The company was founded by Frederick Wallace Smith on June 18, 1971 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

    “FedEx History


    On April 17, 1973, fourteen small French Dassault Falcon planes took to the skies from Memphis International Airport and 186 packages were delivered to 25 U.S. cities along the East Coast: the overnight express industry was born.

    Forty years later, our fleet of 660 freighter aircraft along with thousands of FedEx trucks deliver millions of packages and documents to over 220 countries and territories every working day. Today FedEx is providing you with a fully integrated system to ship your packages around the world. In fact, most of the competition has built their business on the hub-and-spoke and track-and-trace models FedEx first introduced.

    Our growth, innovation and success over the years is not due to any one contribution but to a great team effort of our 300,000 team members. So here’s to another 40 years – we look forward to continuing building on our success story that first took off from a small airport in Tennessee one memorable evening in spring all those years ago.”

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