HongKong Post advises that normal mail operations have resumed following the recent Public Events.
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.
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.
Bhutan Post has advised that normal mail delivery operations have resumed following the flooding and landslides.
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 to the recipient. While improvements have made and delivery times reduced, increased mail volumes have created bottlenecks in processing.
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 service may be affected during the strike period and delivery delays may result. Note: Parcel Force Euro Priority to Business is not affected.
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.
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 disruptions are expected to persist for up to five days.
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.
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.
HongKong Post advises that processing of inbound and outbound mail will be delayed until further notice due to Tropical Cyclone Wipha.
Vietnam Post has informed us that the processing and delivery of mail (letter, parcels and EMS) was affected due to Tropical Storm Wipha, which hit the country on 2nd August. Normal operations have now resumed.
France’s post advises that mail and package delivery will be disrupted from 24th-26th August in the following locations due to G7 summit in Biarritz: No parcel delivery in Biarritz (postcodes 642XX) Disrupted delivery in Hendaye, Ascain, Mouguerre, St. Martin de Seingnanx, Boucau, Tarnos (postcodes 64300, 64310, 64700, 64900, 40390 & 40220)
The Cagliari Sorting Centre has now resumed normal operations after last week’s fire.
Ground staff with Iberia plan to embark on a two-day strike at Barcelona El Prat Airport starting 27th July. The labour action has been called due to an ongoing dispute with airport management about current work overload. The anticipated impact from the strike has not been immediately specified.
A landslide on 26th July has caused a full closure of the highway connecting Xalapa and Veracruz in Veracruz State in Mexico. Significant road disruption has been reported in the area.
Norwegian Post has advised that following the modernisation of their International Mail Hub a proportion of Tracked Mail is still experiencing delays. Norwegian Post has confirmed further enhancements are planned for processing improvement.
Workers working on the Huerna highway in Spain have called a 19-day strike during weekends and holidays starting 26th July. The highway between Asturias and Leon will be affected by work stoppages of more than 75 workers demanding better conditions.
Due to a fire which occurred during the night in the servicing area of the sorting centre in Cagliari, the building is temporarily closed until site checks by the fire brigade and police are completed. Operations will resume as soon as the all-clear is given but as a result, delivery delays can be expected for mail services in the Cagliari region, including Sardinia, until normal operation resumes. Postcode affected areas are: 09100, 09121, 09122, 09123, 09124, 09125, 09126, 09127, 09128, 09129, 09131 and 09134.
Flight operations were disrupted at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol due to an outage of the airport’s fuel supply system. Several hundred flights have been delayed or cancelled and ongoing delays could be experienced.
Strike action reported on the 24th July has continued through the weekend and is ongoing. Unfortunately, this means severe delivery delays will be experienced in Italy.
Flooding following heavy rainfall has affected road traffic across Oaxaca State in Mexico. Many major routes have been flooded, particularly in San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec. Further updates to follow.
Several landslides in southeastern China are causing disruptions to mail services. The most affected areas include provinces of Guizhou, Sichuan, Hunan, Fujian, Jiangxi and Guangdong.
Delivery scanning of ‘Tracked’ has improved in recent month, however, it still isn’t where it’s expected to be and we’d recommend customers use Tracked and Signed services to Sweden for more reliable tracking information.
Maintenance work is taking place at a local airport between 18th July-31st July 2019. To keep disruption to a minimum, the work will only take place between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am. Delivery delays to Sardinia of up to 24-hours are expected as a result.
Normal service has resumed following union involvement with staff at Malpensa Office of Exchange (International Mail Hub).
Our suppliers have temporarily stopped accepting mail to the Dem. Rep Congo. Delays are to be expected, while we work with our suppliers to get this issue resolved. We will keep you informed of any developments.
Tropical Storm Falcon/Danas has caused flooding due to heavy rainfall and has led to a high risk of landslides in the Cagayan province. In addition, several flights at Manilla International Airport have been cancelled with possible further delays throughout the week.
Postal workers associated with the Sri Lanka Services Union have embarked on a 48-hour nationwide strike, starting 16th July, 4 pm local time. Delays to postal services is to be expected.
Our supplier has temporarily stopped accepting all mail and parcels to Sudan. Delays are to be expected, while we try to establish the cause of the issue with our supplier. We will keep you informed of any updates.
Correos de México has advised that new measure to strengthen import controls, in accordance with article 19 of the UPU Convention and article 3.7.1 of the General Rules of Foreign Trade of Mexico. These measures prohibit items in powder form, pharmaceutical products (pills, troches, tablets, granules, capsules and lozenges), and whey or serum proteins of animal origin. For a complete list of prohibited items, please consult: www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5545378&fecha=30/11/2018 (Spanish only). In addition, importers of food supplements require a licence in the form of a health certificate issued by the Government of Mexico. Further information regarding this certificate can be found at www.gob.mx/cofepris/acciones-y-programas/registrossanitarios-89343 (Spainish only). In the case of items already in the possession of Correos de México, commercial senders are requested to ask the addresses to comply with the applicable health regulation requirements.
The Office of Posts and Telecommunications has confirmed that strike action came to an end on Thursday 11th July.
French Polynesia has advised that an open-ended strike was called by postal workers throughout French Polynesia from Monday 8th July. Both inbound and outbound mail service will be disrupted during this time.
Cayman Islands Postal Services has advised that the problem with the transmission of EDI messages has been resolved and all operations have returned to normal.
Delivery disruptions are likely to be experienced in both France & Belgium during the ‘Tour De France’, which runs from 6th-28th July.
Croatian Post has advised that they are in the process of relocating to a new sorting centre. Some disruptions to electronic data interchange (EDI) communications could be experienced on 15th and 16th July 2019.
Flash flooding on 7th July has caused disruptions in Alor Gajah District in Malacca State, Malaysia. Further heavy rainfall is expected 8th July, which may lead to further disruptions.
Severe flooding has been causing disruptions to road traffic in Fujian Province, Anhui, Province and Guangxi Region in China since 6th July. Disruptions to services are expected for the next week.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 in the Mojave Desert, California has damaged roads and infrastructure in San Bernadino and Kern County. Several 4.0 aftershocks have been reported in the area and are expected to continue throughout the week.
Hongkong Post has confirmed that all postal services and operations have returned to normal.
Customs delays are being experienced in North Macedonia due to the recent implementation of a new system. Average clearance times of 5-7 days have been reported for all imports.
Hongkong Post has advised of delays to the processing of inbound and outbound mail items, due to road closures for a public event which took place on 1st July. The impact is expected to last a few days.
Following union involvement with staff at Malpensa Office of Exchange (International Mail Hub) there is potential for delays in the processing of inbound and outbound mail services.
Thursday 4th July, Independence Day is a public holiday in the United States. Many businesses close down for the day, including our US office. No inbound or outbound mail will be processed, which could result in a 24-hour delay.
Airport workers are planning multiple strikes over the forthcoming weeks, which is expected to go into September 2019. Aena airport workers plan multiple strikes at Bilbao Airport between 1st July and 1st September. The planned strike dates for July are as follows: 1st, 7th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 28th and 31st. Flight cancellations have already been announced and further disruptions to airport operations are to be expected.
The Polish Transport Union have called for a general strike on Friday 28th June. More than 7,000 truck drivers will go on strike against EU Mobility Package Form adopted in early April. This is likely to cause delays to both inbound and outbound mail. Truckers from other European countries are likely to participate in the strike.
Poste Italiane has confirmed that postal operations in the Sardinia region (postcode areas 07010 to 09199) are now back to normal.
Tuesday 25th June will be an unplanned public holiday due to the death of the former President, Demetris Christofias. As a result, all mail services can expect a 24-hour delay.
Its the start of the monsoon season and heavy rain has resulted in flooding and landslides, which have blocked roads in most parts of the country. This means all inbound mail will face delays.
Cyprus Post advises that June 25th has been declared as a bank holiday following the death of former President Demetris Christiofas. Post Offices, the office of exchange and delivery units will be closed.
A public event taking place on the 21st June has resulted in road blocks in major areas of Hong Kong, this is causing delays with the processing and delivery of mail pieces. As a result, delivery delays are expected.
Italy’s post has advised that due to continued evening construction work at Cagliari Airport, a 24-hour delay will be experienced on the collection and delivery of mail items throughout 8th-30th June.
Severe weather has disrupted operations at Baltimore-Washington International, Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International airports in the United States. Several flights were cancelled or delayed by up to 3 hours due to thunderstorms.
Afghan Post has confirmed that mail operations have returned to normal following the terrorist attack in April 2019.
Normal postal service has resumed in the areas affected by the recent road conditions around Admiralty, Wan Chai, Central and Mid-level.
Air traffic has been disrupted across Gujarat Province due to Tropical Cyclone Vayu. Operations have been suspended for at least 24 hours at seven airports across Gujarat Province. Affected are Diu Airport, Porbandar Airport, Bhavnagar Airport, Kandla Airport, Keshod Airport, Jamnagar Airport and Bhuj Airport. Expect associated air travel disruptions to persist until weather conditions improve.
Delays could be experienced with the collection and delivery of mail items, due to road conditions arising from special circumstances around Admiralty, Wan Chai, Central and Mid-level.
Omniva has confirmed that the data exchange is back up and running after experiencing problems between 31st May and 11th June. There is a chance that data sent or received during this time could be delayed or missing.
Australia Post has advised that no deliveries will take place on Monday 10th June, due to the public holiday.
Philippine Postal Corporation has confirmed that their IT problems have been resolved and operations have returned to normal.
Poste San Marino has confirmed that services have returned to normal following employee’s ending strike action.
La Poste du Mali has confirmed that the disrupted internet connection, which had affected EDI messages on international mail has now been restored and services resumed.
LibanPost has confirmed that the customs strike is now over and the clearance of mail items is gradually resuming.
Poste San Marino has advised that employees have been striking since 13th May 2019, which is causing delivery delays with letters and parcels.
Jamaica Post has confirmed that they have resumed full operations following the shutdown caused by the noxious fumes. However, they have advised there will be some delays in mail processing from 21st May to 7th June, whilst they clear the backlog.
La Poste du Mali has advised they are experiencing intermittent internet disruption, which is affecting the operations of both inbound and outbound mail and causing delays. La Poste du Mali thanks everyone for their understanding.
LibanPost has advised that mail clearance workers have been on strike since Friday 17th May. At present, there is no clearance of inbound or outbound mail items. resulting in service delays. LibanPost thanks everyone for their understanding.
Italy’s post has advised that collection and delivery of mail items may be delayed throughout the Sardinia region between 19th-25th May due to evening construction work at Cagliari Airport.
Philippine Postal Corporation has advised that postal services have returned to normal in areas affected by the earthquake on 22nd April 2019, including Lubao and Porac.
Zimbabwe Post has advised that postal operations have returned to normal following Cyclone Idai.
Philippines Postal Corporation are currently experiencing IT problems, which is delaying the processing of incoming and outbound mail.
Jamaica Post has advised that the International Mail Processing Centre in Kingston, Jamaica had to shut down on 14th May due to noxious fumes at the facility. All outbound and inbound mail operations have been affected.
Afghan Post has confirmed they are working to restart operations following a terrorist attack on their headquarters on Sunday 13th April 2019. Services impacted include customs and international outbound mail and the systems supporting the mail movement. Afghan Post thanks everyone for their understanding.
Israel Postal Company has confirmed that all services have returned to normal and thanks to everyone for their understanding during this time.
Israel Postal Company has advised that due to the security situation, there have been interruptions and delays in the distribution and collection of mail in the south of Israel since 4th May 2019. Israel Postal Company thanks everyone for their understanding.
Norway Post has advised that SAS pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark are on strike and hundreds of flights have been cancelled, severely impacting inbound and outbound mail.
Japan Post has advised that the national holiday from 27th April to 6th May, should not impact inbound and outbound mail operations. However, please note that most of the employees in the head office and local branch offices will not work during this period. Japan Post thanks everyone for their understanding.
Philippines Post has advised that postal operations were suspended in Metro Manila and Pampanga provinces on 23rd April, following a powerful earthquake that struck a day earlier. Damage sustained in the cities of Lubao and Porac in Pampanga province could cause delays to postal services.
Portugal Post has advised that some delays to both inbound and outbound mail could be experienced due to fuel truck drivers striking which is affecting transport by both road and air.
Title here Jamaica Post has advised that they have been experiencing airlift challenges since 8th April, due to capacity challenges arising from the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft. This has resulted in several dispatches being rerouted to alternative air carriers and in some cases not being airlifted at all. The situation is being actively addressed and Jamaica Post will provide an update as soon as possible. Jamaica Post thanks everyone for their understanding.
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.
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 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’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.
Tonga Post Ltd has confirmed that postal operations are back to normal. Tonga Post Ltd thanks everyone for their understanding.
Correos de Chile of Chile has confirmed that postal services have returned to normal in Arica and Parinacota. Correos de Chile thanks everyone for their understanding.
Correos y Telégrafos of Guatemala has confirmed that postal services for inbound letters, parcels and EMS items will resume on 1st March 2019. Correos y Telégrafos thanks everyone for their understanding and cooperation.
Tonga Post Ltd has advised that Tropical Cyclone Pola is expected to hit Tonga, causing strong winds and heavy rain, which may affect all mail operations in the next couple of days. Tonga Post thanks everyone for their understanding during this time and will advise when the situation returns to normal.
Australia Post has confirmed that the situation has returned to normal in the state of Queensland as well as New South Wales. Australia Post thanks everyone for their understanding.
Jamaica Post has confirmed that Internet services have returned to normal. Jamaica Post thanks everyone for their understanding.
PostNord Group AB has advised that the problems with EDI messages has been resolved and services have returned to normal. PostNord Group AB thanks everyone for their understanding.
USA – Back to normal United States Postal Service (USPS) has advised that the issues with EDI messages has been resolved and services have returned to normal. USPS apologies for any inconvenience caused.
United States Postal Service (USPS) has advised they have been experiencing IT problems since 10th February, which is affecting EDI messages. USPS is currently working with its IT department to resolve the problem. The issue has been identified, and it is expected that the backlog will be cleared early W/C 18th February. USPS thanks everyone for their understanding.
Jamaica Post has advised they have had intermittent internet problems since Thursday 14th February. The disruption has affected the production of documents for outbound mail and the sending of electronic messages for inbound mail. Jamaica Post thanks everyone for their understanding.
Posti, Finland has advised that due to a strike at the Helsinki office of exchange on the 13th and 14th February 2019, delays could be experienced on outbound mail. Posti thanks everyone for their understanding.
Bpost has advised that a national general strike has been announced in Belgium for 13th February 2019. Road traffic in the country is expected to be heavily disrupted, which will likely affect postal services. Air traffic controllers and ground handlers at Brussels airport are also expected to take part in the strike, which will likely have an impact on inbound and outbound postal operations. Bpost thanks everyone for their understanding.
Jamaica Post has advised that they have been unable to forward outbound dispatches, including mail in transit, owing to challenges with scanning machine at the airport. Jamaica Post thanks everyone for their understanding and will update once the situation has returned to normal.
We are currently experiencing problems when shipping to Venezuela, due to ongoing political issues. We will provide an update once the situation has returned to normal.
Correos de Chile has advised that severe weather event in Arica and Parinacota, Chile, is affecting the collection and delivery of all mail products. Delays can be expected for all mail products into and out of these areas of Chile. Correos de Chile thanks everyone for their understanding and will update once the situation has returned to normal.
United States Postal Service (USPS) has advised that operations have returned to normal following last week’s suspension of deliveries owing to extremely cold temperatures. USPS thanks all everyone for their understanding.