Services reopened in Russia
Effective immediately we have re-opened our service to Russia for B2C customers who have registered with FedEx. The service re-opening follows an agreement with the Russian Customs authority to implement a simplified, electronic clearance for e-commerce shipments to private consignees in Russia. To register for B2C shipping to Russia, please contact your FedEx account executive or your local FedEx customer service department.
Air shipments of lithium metal batteries
Lithium metal batteries are considered dangerous goods and may represent a security risk if they are not prepared in compliance with regulations for air transport. Therefore, effective January 1st, 2015 we are informing you that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) updated international regulations relating to air transportation of lithium metal batteries.
This update states that transportation of lithium metal batteries on passenger aircraft is prohibited when they are packaged as a single commodity (without equipment), this prohibition does not apply when batteries are packed with equipment or inside the equipment which will be used.
For international services (import and export), FedEx has no problem transporting lithium battery to and from Mexico because our planes are owned by FedEx. For domestic shipments, transporting lithium batteries can be done only through our ground service (FedEx® Nacional Económico), either packaged as a single commodity (without equipment), with the equipment or inside the equipment which will be used.