Archives: August 2019

Hong Kong

HongKong Post advises that a series of public events that began on August 3rd, resulting in blocked streets in major areas which have disrupted processing of all inbound, outbound and local mail (express mail, parcels and letter post items). The impact is expected to last for a few days.

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High passenger demand has impacted on the capacity to transport mail and parcels at some airports, resulting in delays of 24-48 hours. Additional letter, large letter and parcel capacity have now been sourced.

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South Africa

Poor service continues to be observed for all mail into South Africa. Mail arriving in South Africa is experiencing longer delays by the South African Post Office (SAPO) to collect and process the products. A significant part of the delays is time between arriving at the airport and being delivered...

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Portugal Post has advised that the Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers have sent a notice of a strike starting 12th August for an undefined period. The strike will have an impact on airport operations and while Portugal Post has contingency plans in place to mitigate impact to mail operations, the quality of...

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Typhoon Lekima hit Shanghai and neighbouring Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shandong provinces between August 8th-10th, causing flight delays and cancellations that affected processing and delivery of both inbound and outbound mail.

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Monsoon rain on August 9th has led to widespread flooding causing disruptions to western and southern India. The national highway section between Mumbai and Bengaluru was flooded and left many cargo carriers stranded. In addition, Cochin International Airport in Kerala has been closed until 3 pm, August 11th. Flood related...

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Nepal Post advises that the general post office in Kathmandu is being relocated from Sundhara (postcode 44600) to Dillibajar (postcode 44605). As a result, the office will be closed for parcels and express mail service from the 9th-14th August. Letter services will be available.

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Maintenance work continues this week at a local airport causing mail delays to Sardinia. There will be two closures this week, firstly on the night of Monday 5th August and secondly on the night of Thursday 8th August.

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