ADVISORY ALERTS

Slovenia

Because of a strike on Monday November 11th 2019 by the Slovenian Post, minimal operations took place. Expected delay in the delivery of letters is 1 – 3 days.

Lebanon

Lebanon Post has informed us that since Wednesday, November 13, 2019, all Post Offices and mail distribution have been suspended due to demonstrations and road blockages in various cities across Lebanon.

Israel

Israeli Post has notified that mail deliveries and collections (letter-post, parcels and EMS items) in the south and central regions of Israel have experienced interruptions due to security situations. As a result, some items due for delivery in these areas may be delayed. There is no indication on the duration of any delay at present.

Hong Kong

A series of public events and road blocks has severely affected the transportation network in major parts of Hong Kong, limiting the movement of inbound and outbound mail. This disruption is expected to continue for a number of days.

Finland

The Finnish Post has updated us that the postal workers’ union has called a strike, which is taking place from 11-24 November 2019. Some transport trade unions and members of the aviation trade union have also announced their support for the strike who plan to target mail handling at airports. Finnish Post is therefore suspending both inbound and outbound airmail as the office of exchange will not be able to operate during the strike period. This applies to letter post, parcel post and EMS items. As a result, mail services will experience a delay during the strike as processing and deliveries will be affected and immediately after the strike period, subject to any backlog.

Australia

We’ve been advised that bushfires in New South Wales are affecting the collection and delivery of mail in the following postcode areas: 2424, 2427, 2428, 2429, 2430, 2443 and 2446. This will also impact on mail flows into and out of Australia, due to difficulties in transporting mail to and from the mentioned areas.  

Lebanon

Lebanon Post has updated that normal Postal operation has resumed from 1st November 2019.

Finland

The Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) has announced a two-week strike in November, starting Monday,November 11 until Sunday, November 24, unless a solution is found in the negotiations before then. Should the strike action go ahead then delays to mail services can be expected during and immediately after the strike if it goes ahead.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Post advises operations have resumed in all postcode areas following disruptions due to a series of public events that began on Oct. 1.

Chile

Due to Social and Political unrest since Sunday, October 20th, Correos Chile is experiencing delays in the processing and delivery of both inbound and outbound mail.

Botswana

Botswana Post has informed us the country is holding national elections on October 23, 2019, and by presidential directive, 24th and 25th of October 2019 have been declared national holidays. Botswana Post’s operations will therefore be closed on these dates with no processing or delivery and will resume on October 28, 2019.

Australia

AusPost has advised they have regained access to the areas worst impacted by the bush fires and will manage deliveries from now on. Some delays may still occur due to possible backlogs and properties destroyed by the bush fires.

Malaysia

Malaysian Post has informed us they have been experiencing IT service disruptions since Sunday 20 October 2019 because of an internal system shutdown. As result, the processing and delivery of inbound and outbound international mail will be delayed.

Lebanon

Lebanon Post has informed us that, since Thursday, 17th October 2019, there have been evening protests and demonstrations in various cities across Lebanon. Many roads are currently blocked due to the protests and demonstrations, until further notice there will be no processing operations, collections or deliveries. As a consequence, there will be delays to the delivery of letters and parcels.

Japan

Service at the airport is back to normal and all international exchange offices in Japan are now operating without any serious backlogs resulting from the recent typhoon. Japan Post is accepting and delivering all types of domestic and international postal items (letter-post, parcels and EMS items) across the country. However, delivery delays may be experienced in Eastern and Northern Japan, areas that were seriously affected by the Typhoon.

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