Inside FedEx's 'Superhub' During Christmas Rush

ABC's John Donvan heads into the shipping company's largest hub during the busy season.
3:00 | 12/10/12

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Christmas may be a couple weeks away but -- of those in charge of making sure all your trinkets and treasures make it in time. The season's onslaught is happening right now millions upon millions of packages are. Winging their way across the country as I speak when the busiest shipping knights of all time ABC's. John Donvan brings us behind the scenes look at the people who are hard at work trying to out do the big man up north. The story of a -- in a box at christmastime and of the Iranian people who helped get it from point -- -- the Honolulu. Would be. Which is the story of FedEx which like UPS and US Postal Service is how Christmas gets handled nowadays. I'm hoping that hand -- welded -- -- Especially today. The busiest day of the year for FedEx shipping an estimated nineteen million packages thanks to the start of the busiest week of the year for online shopping. For the rest of the procrastinators. There are still fourteen shopping days left. Which translates to how many shipping days well that depends on what you're sending and how much your willing to spend. Even though the US Postal Service can be cheaper if you're down to the wire FedEx and UPS can save the day with last minute deliveries. Which brings us back to our -- which I picked up in the historic little town of -- -- Virginia from a friendly little place called. Well you see the -- This -- meet month. Davis -- that we would. -- and his agent showed me what was on offer I explained that I had in mind. To send the -- to my friend and colleague -- to -- good evening I'm Angie Denise onetime ABC news reporter. Now happily anchoring the news -- station KI TV in Honolulu Hawaii. Distance involved roughly 6000 miles my deadline for getting the -- to -- 24 hours it is impossible right. And they get there and when -- It's amazing -- everything else cranberry apple that's what went into the FedEx box. For precious our fragile items -- best to leave the packaging to the professionals. Great -- and -- -- is out the door first human link in the FedEx -- The first of many. Places tied securely and was designated area my -- For the next few hours. You see that purple line that our -- on its journey headed for Memphis Tennessee. Why Memphis will look at this place it is fedex's global super -- Which it more than 800 acres feels more like a military from the shipping facility. And with Christmas approaching it's a military things that's gearing up for battle it's what -- report personable. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Marcus Martinez keeps the plane's running on time and the fans and the trucks and 42 miles of conveyor belts. Every FedEx packages sent first to a -- like this before going on mustered -- biggest surge comes in the holiday season. Here in Memphis won't go from about one point five million -- A little between one point 92 point one million -- night. The next 1563 respect approved -- right. Let's check in on our -- which they were kind enough to track just for us it's coming in for a landing soon. So out onto the tarmac where it's nonstop on the runway its. OK -- these therapies -- now all incoming you know. Gonna -- -- about a 155 did aircraft tonight. Tonight alone -- alone how busy does this place get compared to other airports will -- architect of the busiest airport were. In fact most of the work here happens after midnight. Timing is everything. Back in the command center and on screens all over a clock is counting down the deadline for getting all the packages in and out again. And then how -- is now safely on the ground. Thanks to these two members of the Nightline -- delivery team thanks to find landing by Microsoft. -- one news normally the I would be one of the shipping containers -- -- five. -- -- right here but for now as it's being carried so we contracted through our next stop they call this the matrix. He's been here fifteen minutes you'll -- -- world economy back before your eyes. It's a whole building functioning as a sorting machine. The incoming packages slide in here. -- -- -- -- Isn't high -- pot. Into the matrix goes our box with a pint size courtesy of Lawrence -- the magazine that was not -- and so I did get back -- and OK in the box well once it drops out of sight into some hidden place of Putin conveyor belts and scanners. Happy to get steered by -- to another building ten minutes later it comes down -- -- and gets picked up. And put into a container the Honolulu. And then it's out to the runway. And takeoff. And six hours later. Landing in Hawaii. Our last driver to deliver I hope this is. Who rule us and happy holidays -- NG thanks John good but what. Well don't just think meet Avis and Diana and John and bill and markets and Lawrence -- Paul and -- and Greg and Darryl. All had a hand in getting you that -- I'm John Donvan for Nightline.

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