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Change a light bulb. Make a difference.

EX0201.preview.jpg I recently sat down with Don Colvin, U.S. VP of facilities at FedEx Express, to hear what it takes to sustainably manage 52 million square feet of space.

Q. The Solar Energy Industries Association just announced their top 25 corporate solar users and FedEx is on the list again. Can you tell me how solar fits into your overall sustainability strategy?

A. The Oakland hub was the first FedEx solar property to come online back in 2005. Now we have nine across all of FedEx with a total capacity to power a small community for a year...

Introducing Predictability with FedEx One Rate

FedEx One Rate Flat Rate Shipping Boxes.jpg Let’s face it – we could all use a little more predictability in our lives. Between work and home, most of us are operating on constant overload and don’t always have time to worry about the details. That’s why FedEx One Rate pricing is a great solution for the busy holidays and beyond – it takes many of the questions and hassles out of shipping.

FedEx One Rate shipping is all about predictability: three, constant factors that give you one price. There is no need to wonder about what the price will be or the size of your box. Just pick a FedEx Express box, a destination and a FedEx Express delivery date/time...

Welcoming the 767 to Our Fleet

Like the old saying goes, nothing is constant in life except change, and we’re on the verge of a big one as we count down the minutes to the delivery of FedEx’s first Boeing 767. Personally, it has been very exciting for me to be a part of the process all the way from what started as a single mission several years ago: the evaluation of a domestic widebody replacement aircraft. Evaluating the different alternatives and observing the competition between different types led to the selection of the 767 in fall 2011. Then the long process of the purchase agreement, the excitement of seeing the building process begin---- it all culminates now in the first delivery on Sept. 4.

First hand benefits of free trade (originally published on TheHill.com)

...One of our small-business clients in California was able to increase sales almost 19,000 percent in five years and create a supply chain that wraps around the world with no physical headquarters and only 32 employees. This was possible due to its imagination and entrepreneurial spirit, and also because of access to markets around the globe and an ability to get its products to its customers. Free trade creates growth.

FedEx regularly ships high-tech products, pharmaceuticals, auto parts, medical equipment and many other goods to Korea, Panama and Colombia. Passing bilateral FTAs will ease market barriers and provide significant opportunities for American businesses that are looking to grow and reach new customers. In fact, according to a 2008 estimate from the U.S. Trade Representative, America’s small- and medium-sized enterprises could export up to $173 billion to the Asia-Pacific region...

Taking innovation to new heights with the FedEx Boeing 777

tab2_featureImg.jpg ...Efficient design. We’re constantly working to reduce our carbon footprint, and the Boeing 777 Freighter supports our commitment to the environment with:
· 24 percent better fuel economy per pound of revenue payload than the 747-400.
· 18 percent fewer emissions than the MD-11 (McDonnell Douglas).
· Advanced noise reductions on landings and takeoffs.


Top performance. It’s the longest-range twin-engine freighter in the world, with a flight range of about 6,675 land miles — or nearly three times the distance between the east and west U.S. coasts. That means fewer stops and shorter cargo delivery times for businesses looking to reach their trade partners and customers faster. Plus, the Boeing 777 Freighter’s payload capacity of 112 tons — or 102 metric tons — lets us fly more freight farther than ever before...