Congressman Cohen Announces $1.37 Billion Government Contract for FedEx

September 12, 2008
Press Release

“I am very pleased to announce this huge contract for FedEx from USTRANSCOM,” said Congressman Cohen.  “FedEx is second to none when it comes to providing global shipping, transport and logistics needs, so it is no surprise that the Department of Defense awarded them this contract.  This contract will strengthen FedEx, and that is good for Memphis.”

The mission of USTRANSCOM is to provide air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense. Located at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, it was established in 1987. As the single manager of America's global defense transportation system, USTRANSCOM is tasked with the coordination of people and transportation assets to allow the US to project and sustain forces, whenever, wherever, and for as long as they are needed. The current commander of USTRANSCOM is General Duncan J. McNabb.

According to the USTRANSCOM Office of Legislative Affairs, the work under this agreement will be undertaken at FedEx hubs and the hubs of team members around the world, and is expected to be completed by September 2009. FedEx competed among 30 proposals for this contract.

Congressman Cohen added, “As a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I can say without reservation that there is no other company in this industry that can compete with the outstanding performance record of FedEx.  This was a smart choice by USTRANSCOM, and I have no doubt that FedEx will get the job done for them and for the country.”

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Marilyn Dillihay, Press Secretary, 202-225-3265
Charlie Gerber, Communications Assistant, 202-225-3265