ADVISORY ALERTS

Bermuda

The category 3 hurricane Humberto is about to hit Bermuda. As of September 18th, 2019 all mail and parcel collection and delivery services are suspended throughout the island until further notice.

Spain

Due to heavy weather conditions since September 12th, 2019 in the south of Spain delays might occur in the collection and delivery of mail and parcels in the following regions: Alicante (03000-03999) Almería (04000-04999) Murcia (30000-30999)

Thailand

Thailand Post informs us that Tropical Storms Podul and Kajiki, which hit northern and north-eastern parts of Thailand, have caused flash floods in many areas. This results in delays of mail operations and transportation. This can affect the delivery of post and parcels throughout the following postcode: 32xxx, 34xxx, 35xxx, 37xxx, 40xxx, 45xxx, 64xxx, 65xxx, 66xxx and 67xxx.

North/South Korea

Typhoon Lingling has hit South-Korea and North-Korea recently. This had an impact on the infrastructure. Deliveries of mail and parcels might suffer delays due to damages.

Indonesia

Due to an unconducive situation in major areas of Papua and West Papua, the processing and delivery of all inbound, outbound and local mail and parcels has been affected since Thursday, August 29th, 2019. The affected districts and areas have the following postal codes: 990xx : Jayapura; – 988xx : Nabire; – 984xx : Sorong; – 996xx : Merauke; – 999xx : Timika; – 983xx : Manokwari.

Albania, Kosovo and Slovenia

There will be worker strikes at the airline company Adria Airways in the upcoming weeks. The airline services mail and parcel volumes to Slovenia, Albania and Kosovo. There are three-day strikes planed on the 8th, 18th and 30th of September. Volumes to these destinations can experience significant delays during this period.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Post has updated that normal mail operation has resumed after the most recent public events. Mail posted to and from Hong Kong is likely to be delayed while large public gathering continue.

Finland

Strike action by Postal workers is likely to cause delays of up to 24 hours to some parcel deliveries on Friday, August 30th in the regions of Tampere, Vantaa and Jyväskylä. Further strike action is also planned Sunday, Sept. 1st and Wednesday, Sept. 4th. If this goes ahead, deliveries in various parts of Finland may again be affected.

China

Normal delivery has resumed where it’s safe and possible to do so after Typhoon Lekima hit Shanghai and neighboring Zhejang, Jiangsu and Shandong provinces on Aug. 8-10.

United States

The Mail Group facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2nd due to the Labor Day holiday.

Hong Kong

Hongkong Post advises that a series of public events since August 24th have lead to blocked streets in major areas of Hong Kong and disrupted processing of all inbound, outbound and local mail. The impact is expected to last for a few days.

Canada

On Monday, September 2nd there will be no regular collection or delivery of mail on this day due to the Labour Day holiday.

Barbados

From August 26-28 Barbados Post was under national shutdown due to Tropical Storm Dorian. This affected all mail and flights coming and leaving Barbados.  Barbados Post has now advised that the national shutdown has been lifted. As a result, all flights and postal operations returned to normal.

Portugal

Portuguese fuel truck drivers have been on a strike since August 12th, 2019. The government issued an emergency decree called ‘civil requisition’. It is unknown how long the strike will last and what impact this has on the delivery of mail and parcels with destination to Portugal.

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