Service, Regulatory Updates and Important Notifications
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The FedEx network has recently been impacted by severe winter weather across the United States. Additionally, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is affecting staffing, putting strain on operations, much like it has the entire airline industry. Employee safety is our number one priority, so please expect delays.
We are implementing contingency plans and adjusting operations to the best of our ability to continue providing the best possible service to our customers during these difficult times.
We regret any inconvenience you may experience and are committed to delivering your shipments to their destinations as soon as possible.
Effective January 3, 2022, we can deliver your shipments by 10:30 a.m. or noon to select postal codes in the below countries and territories1 with our new service FedEx International Priority® Express, or deliver by the end of the day to more than 220 countries and territories using our FedEx International Priority® service.
|Asia Pacific||Europe||North America|
|Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand||Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom||Canada, United States|
1Service availability and exact delivery time depend on origin and destination postal codes. Terms and conditions apply. For detailed information, please log in to fedex.com to obtain a quotation, or refer to Rate & Transit Times.
Due to the situation in the country, service to and from Afghanistan is temporarily disrupted. We will not accept shipments to or from Afghanistan at this time.
E-Cigarettes and Vaping Products Will Be Prohibited on Domestic and International Shipments from March 1, 2021.
FedEx is changing its policy on the transportation of electronic cigarettes and other vaping products due to the increasingly complex regulatory environment. The prohibition on such products will be effective from March 1, 2021.
From this date, FedEx customers will no longer be able to ship electronic cigarettes and other vaping products through any of the FedEx/TNT domestic or international networks.
If an unauthorized electronic cigarette or vaping product shipment is identified in any FedEx/TNT network during the handling process, it will be treated as a prohibited item in accordance with the applicable terms and conditions of carriage.
With the restoration of trade links with Qatar, FedEx has reestablished document shipping between Qatar and the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia with immediate effect, including pick-up and delivery services of document shipments.
Our leading network, and comprehensive service portfolio will help strengthen trade links between these markets. We are absolutely confident in supporting you and look forward to successfully navigating your return to trade between Qatar and the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
In compliance with the new U.S. Executive Order and with immediate effect, all inbound and outbound services to and from Syria are suspended until further notice.
FedEx Express is making the following changes to our Dangerous Goods (DG) shipping policy. This independent initiative anticipates prospective regulatory changes in response to growing concerns about the safe handling of bulk or standalone shipments of lithium batteries.
As of January 1st, 2017 FedEx Express customers sending bulk shipments of lithium batteries (United Nations (UN) number 3090 & United Nations (UN) number 3480) can only do so by treating all such shipments as fully regulated Dangerous Goods (DG) commodities.
Although this will not apply to individual lithium batteries packed with or contained in equipment (Section II UN 3091 & UN 3481), after January 1st, 2017, the United Nations (UN) number must be added to the IATA Lithium Battery Mark. If any further changes are required, we will notify you in advance.
IATA has reported that lithium batteries are now the preferred energy source for many consumer goods ranging from mobile phones to children's toys. Such batteries are however dangerous goods that can pose a safety risk if not prepared in accordance with transport regulations. Click here to read more from IATA.
Shipment monitoring from pick-up to delivery
This initiative will help us increase the visibility of lithium battery types throughout our network and ensure the integrity of such DG shipments until their final destinations.
How does this initiative change bulk lithium battery shipments?
With effect from January 1st, 2017, FedEx Express customers shipping UN 3090 & UN 3480 shipments must carry out the following steps:
- Add a Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods which can only be completed by DG-trained personnel.
- Add Class 9 and Cargo Aircraft Only label
- Include the United Nations (UN) number on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Lithium Battery Mark
- Review all lithium battery shipment packing to ensure it meets IATA packing instructions UN 3480 - PI965 & UN 3090 - PI968
- Approve a Dangerous Goods Handling surcharge
Where can you find more information?
- Contact your FedEx Express Customer Services and ask for the Dangerous Goods Specialist
- As of October 12th, 2016 the new FedEx Express Lithium Battery Policy Change is included in IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual available for purchase at iata.org This also carries information on lithium battery packing, marking, labelling & documentation
We will keep you fully informed with updates and further details as soon as they are available. In the meantime, if you have any urgent questions, please contact FedEx Express Customer Service and ask for the Dangerous Goods Specialist.
FedEx is committed to protecting the security and integrity of our network.
While there is no foolproof method to prevent the respected FedEx name from being used in spam emails or potential scams, we are constantly monitoring for such activity and work cooperatively with law enforcement agencies around the world.
We urge customers to be suspicious of any request not coming directly from a FedEx employee or domain name, especially if it contains an attachment which the customer is asked to open.
Customers should not hesitate to contact us if they have questions regarding the legitimacy of an email soliciting payment in advance or requests to provide additional or personal information.