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Zimbabwe – Cyclone Idai

Zimbabwe Post has advised that parts of Zimbabwe have been affected by Cyclone Idai, which hit the country on Friday 15th March 2019. The cyclone caused serious damage to bridges and the road network in parts of Manicaland. The collection and delivery of letter post, parcels and EMS items have been affected in Chimanimani, Chipinge, Biriiri, Birchenough, Nyanga, Nyazura and Rasitu areas.

Zimbabwe Post thanks everyone for their understanding and will advise once the situation has returned to normal.

Investors in People Silver Accreditation

UKP Worldwide has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.

UKPW are made up of a team of thirty and provide brokered international eCommerce and mail solutions to almost all industry sectors. Originally established in 2000 providing international distribution services to publishers, our extensive knowledge in this area has spearheaded our development into direct mail, eCommerce and latterly eCommerce returns.

With the USA being a key market for publishers, we opened our facility in the USA in 2010 and this has helped grow our range of mail services and develop our expertise in USA eCommerce distribution and returns.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Working with clients across the globe, Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said “We’d like to congratulate UKP Worldwide, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, and an organisation committed to achieving success by realising the potential of their people. UKP Worldwide should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Paul Taylor, Managing Director, UKP Worldwide comments: “We are delighted not only to have achieved Investors in People Silver standard but also to have improved on our previous award against this year’s much higher standards.  We are committed to continually develop our team and equip them with the tools and training they need to help with our continued growth.”

For further information, please contact Kelly Hudson on kelly.hudson@ukpworldwide.com.



USA – IT Problems

United States Postal Service (USPS) has confirmed they are experiencing IT problems and it’s affecting the generation of EDI messages.

USPS is currently working with its IT department to resolve the problem. Based on initial investigations, it appears that some messages are not being processed properly and that pre-advice of dispatch (PREDES), pre-advice of consignment (PRECON) and carrier/documents international transport advice (CARDIT) are currently affected. The team is monitoring and assessing the extent of the impact. Any updates will be provided as soon as more information available.

USPS thanks everyone for their understanding.

Israel – possible disruption of EDI transmissions

Israel Postal Company has confirmed that the new software for its Courier Division will go live on Friday 15th March 2019.

As a result, there may be some temporary disruptions to the sending of EDI messages for EMS items.

Israel Postal Company apologises for advance for any inconvenience and will inform member countries and their designated operators of further developments.

Israel Postal Company thanks everyone for their understanding.

Spain – Strike

Spain’s post has advised that all inbound and outbound operations on 8th March could be affected by a general strike called by trade unions marking International Women’s Day.