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How Overnight Shipping works?

In the begining we should know that What is Over Night Shipping?

Overnight shipping is a delivery option that guarantees customers will receive their order on the next business day. This is often synonymous with next-day delivery or one-day shipping; however, exact delivery dates depend on when the order is placed.

Overnight Shipping is a master piece of Logistics that happends every single night. It may not be cheap, but you can get your item by the next business day. That can be tomorrow.

For example, if you are staying in the USA, you can get an item in the very next business day from one corner of the USA to another corner.

For example, if you order an item from Miami, USA at 5:00 PM Mon Day to Anchorage, Alaska you can get it by next day by Tues Day by 8:30 AM.

Not only that even you are in an area in Edinburgh, Scotland & you have to send an item to Anchorage, USA. This will be same,
If you send the item from Edinburgh, Scotland at 5:00 PM Mon Day the item will reach next working day by 9:00 AM Tues Day.

In the speed that works that is just great. It all hapens while we sleep at night.

The 3 major Overnight Shipping companies are

  1. UPS
  2. FedEx
  3. DHL

FedEx has more Planes than combined of Emirates, Qatar & Ethiad.
DHL deliver to every country in the world, even in North Korea.
UPS travels double more than any other large passenger career.

All the 3 companies have a global connection which helps to provide lightning fast shipping at relatively low prices.

Each of the 3 companies operates 100+ flights at night. But among them FedEx is the best which makes them the largesst cargo airline in the world. They have 650 planes, 400 destination, 6 M packages daily. All the FedEx operation done by there Hub Airports which is spread all over the world.

FedEx Route Map | LogisticsGyan
FedEx Route Map

Memphis, USA is Super Hub of FedEx
Louivile, USA is Worldport of UPS

Memphis, USA,Super Hub,FedEx | LogisticsGyab
Memphis, USA,Super Hub,FedEx
Louivile, USA, Worldport, UPS | LogisticsGyan
Louivile, USA, Worldport, UPS
  • In FedEx Super Hub daily around 150 cargo planes come from all around the world between 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • After the items come work start immediately. Planes are unloaded & packages are put into the Hub’s automated sorting system. In 15 minutes all the sorting is done & ready to go for the next flight.
  • Then again the operation starts between 2 AM & 4 AM and the process continues. That means by 6 AM every place in the USA there will FedEx planes arriving.
  • Not only the big towns or cities the small towns also get their items by 9 AM. As after coming to the larger Hub’s the items distributed to smaller locations by smaller propellor planes then by Trucks.

Also, the Anchorage is connecting Asia & USA’s cargo shipping airports.

Anchorage, Alaska | LogisticsGyan
Anchorage, Alaska
UPS 747

This can happen only if your company has a huge connection.
Maybe it is a costly order process, but still, if any items require super-fast delivery this will be the best process to look for.

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