Why Memphis is Invaluable to the Shipping Industry

Every night while you sleep, the world of overnight shipping, a masterpiece of logistics, is happening seamlessly above you in the night sky, and on the ground here in Memphis.

Memphis boasts the continent’s busiest cargo airport, second only to Hong Kong on the entire planet because simply put, Memphis is the best location in the nation to reach the maximum amount of customers in the shortest amount of time. FedEx, DHL, and UPS are three of the biggest players in the shipping world, and all have hubs at the Memphis Airport, with FedEx being internationally headquartered here.

FedEx has 650 planes flying to 400 destinations carrying 6 million packages every single day. 150 planes fly into Memphis from all around the world between the hours of 10 pm and 1 am. Within only 15 minutes each package arrives at a staging area for the next flight where it is loaded into containers. Planes can then start taking off at 2 am and continue until 4 am. Which means everywhere in the US can have a FedEx plane arriving by 6 am.

These industries keep our renters well-employed at long-term stable jobs with good benefits and job growth.

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