GEODIS beats its own peak season shipping record
06 / 12 / 2019
By Rachelle Harry
Despite a tough trade outlook, GEODIS shipped 23m units to the US between Thanksgiving (November 28) and Cyber Monday (December 2) – a record-breaking amount for the business, influenced by the influx of online shopping in recent years as well as the annual ‘peak’ holiday season.
This year, to support increased freight volumes during the busiest period, the 3PL increased its number of staff by more than 7,000.
Randy Tucker, president and chief executive, GEODIS Americas, explained: “The holiday season is the most critical time for our customers whose businesses hinge on GEODIS getting their products to consumers on-time for every single order.
“As volume increases, we are constantly seeking ways to strengthen our productivity. We do this through innovation in our warehouses, while also providing our talented workforce with the most robust environment and technologies so that we can be as successful as possible.”
Mike Honious, chief operating officer, GEODIS Americas, added: “The holiday season is when GEODIS teammates really shine. Our teammates take great pride in doing their part to help Santa spread joy across the world. We are grateful for our teammates, and we’re thrilled to help our clients close out 2019 on such a strong performance.”