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Germany

Deutsche Post AG have confirmed that exceptionally heavy rain has caused extreme flooding, mainly in the west of the country. This has led to destruction, disruption or closure of regional and national roads, including motorways. Deutsche Post infrastructure has likewise suffered damage.

Consequently, postal services in large areas of western Germany are currently interrupted. The postcode areas most severely affected are 42XXX, 44XXX, 45XXX, 50XXX, 52XXX, 53XXX, 54XXX, 56XXX, 58XXX and 95XXX.

Inbound and outbound international services are in general operating as normal, but exchanges of dispatches by road with neighbouring countries to the west of Germany may be affected by road closures.

Australia

Australia Post has advised that its daily operations are being affected by government measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. These measures, which include lockdowns, state border closures, restrictions on movement, self-isolation and limitations on air and other transport services, are affecting the processing and delivery of inbound and outbound mail items. At present, there are border closures and lockdowns in place across the country, including strict lockdowns in two major states, Victoria and New South Wales, where the processing and delivery of mail items is being significantly impacted.

Belgium

Belgium, bpost has advised that exceptionally heavy rain has caused extreme flooding in the south of the country, resulting in the closure of the railway network and numerous national and regional roads in the affected areas. Consequently, postal services in southern Belgium are currently disrupted. Inbound and outbound services (both domestic and international) are operating as normal in the rest of the country. 

USPS: First class is set to become slower!

The Postal Service, in addition to pursuing services changes that would slow 40% of first-class mail, is pursuing a new service standard that would slow delivery of about a third of small, lightweight packages. 

USPS executives told the Postal Regulatory Commission Monday that the proposed service change to its first-class package service (FCPS) — lightweight packages that weigh less than a pound — would cut costs by reducing the volume of packages that travel via contracted air delivery.

Read full article here: USPS still expects ‘modest growth’ for small packages as it proposes slower delivery | Federal News Network

 

Source: Federal News Network

Thailand

Thailand Post has confirmed that following a number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the Thailand Post workforce, post offices in various parts of the country have been temporarily closed in accordance with government measures. During this period, Thailand Post will continue to provide postal services and will work with local authorities to manage the situation and make necessary adjustments to ensure the delivery and processing of inbound and outbound mail. However, with a reduced workforce, Thailand Post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. Designated operators are kindly invited to inform their customers of possible delays resulting from this situation.