Monday, December 16th is busiest shipping day of the year

(CNN) -- Monday, December 16th is the busiest shipping day of the year!

UPS said it expected to deliver 300 packages per second on Monday!

The shipping giant says this is its busiest day of the year, with about 34 million packages being picked up.

Some 29 million of those packages will reach their destination by Tuesday, December 17th.

Nearly 20,000 UPS employees are working around the clock to make it all happen!