FedEx Suspends All Service in Russia, Belarus

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John Sommers II for Transport Topics

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FedEx Corp. has suspended all services in Russia and Belarus as fighting intensifies following the invasion of Ukraine.

FedEx earlier had suspended inbound service to Russia, but now has halted all package movements including domestic deliveries in both Russia and Belarus, according to an employee memo March 4.

The company also had suspended services to Ukraine.

“We are deeply disturbed by what’s happening, and our thoughts and solidarity are with the people affected by this ongoing violence,” the company said in the letter signed by CEO Fred Smith and Chief Operating Officer Raj Subramaniam.

UPS Inc. suspended all international service to and from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine in a Feb. 28 alert. The Atlanta-based company also dropped domestic service in Belarus and Ukraine, according to a UPS spokesperson, but continues to provide domestic service in Russia.  

FedEx ranks No. 2 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. UPS ranks No. 1.

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