DHL, FedEx suspend shipments to Russian customers

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by cheryl, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    DHL, FedEx suspend shipments to Russian customers - Reuters

    Express delivery companies DHL and FedEx said on Thursday they had suspended foreign shipments to individual customers in Russia because of stricter customs procedures, making it harder for internet users to buy goods from abroad.

    UPS said it had seen significant delays in delivery of packages to private individuals in Russia due to the additional customs procedures. TNT and DPD could not be reached.
     
  2. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Looks like a transfer for Tom Hanks!
     
  3. cancan

    cancan Member

    I thought the same thing when I saw the message.
     
  4. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    I have one account who tried shipping to Russia. Once they cleared customs the shipments they sent never got to their customers. That's about a corrupt a place as you can imagine.
     
  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    With Russia you take a big gamble. Not worth it in my opinion.
     
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The most memorable part of "Castaway" was the Tom Hanks character when he was in Russia. Totally Purple, and willing to do anything to get the job done. Perhaps he learned WAD when he was stuck on the island, because it's hard to imagine anyone having that level of dedication any more.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you recall he spent part of that time trying to save as many of the packages as possible.
     
  9. Doc Sorting Dude

    Doc Sorting Dude Active Member

    Wonder who has the original "Wilson" volleyball??
     
  10. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    I know, what an idiot! Isn't the first priority in a survival situation to inventory and asess what you have and how you can use it? I kept wanting him to open that last box after he returned and find a fully charged satellite phone.
     
  11. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Probably in Fred's trophy case. Reminds him of the time he fooled Hollywood into making him a 2 hour commercial.
     
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    The guys on the rescue ship used it as target practice. I saw it on the out-takes.

    Little did Tom know then that years later he'd leave his dead-end job at FedEx and get a job driving the same ship that fished him out of the ocean. And then he gets hijacked and taken hostage by pirates....the guy just can't win