U.S. Postal Service Statement:

Air Cargo Network Contract Award to FedEx

April 23, 2013 

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WASHINGTON – On April 23, 2013, the United States Postal Service awarded Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) a seven-year Air Cargo Network contract to provide domestic air transportation service for Priority and Express Mail. The current contract with FedEx ends in September 2013, and the new contract will begin in October 2013.

The Postal Service conducted a competitive procurement for the transportation of domestic mail products by air, incorporating new service performance requirements and improved contract terms and conditions.

Following a rigorous evaluation of technical aspects, pricing, and other factors in the proposals, the Postal Service determined that the FedEx proposal represented the best value. The new contract benefits postal customers by providing service improvements, capacity flexibility, and other planned operational improvements. Based on estimated volumes the new agreement is valued at approximately $10.5 billion over the seven-year term.

The new contract allows the Postal Service to continue a successful business relationship with FedEx.

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