Source: International Delivery Solutions
Eastern Mediterranean: A sandstorm affected several countries in the eastern Mediterranean region on Sep 8-9th Cyrus, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel.
Japan: Sep 8-10th severe flooding due to the effects of Tropical Storm Etau will cause mail delays.
Spain: Sep 4-30th Airport Handlers’ Strikes in Spain are scheduled.
Italy: Sep 14th severe weather in Northeastern Italy, delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Chile: Sep 15th airport workers strike in Chile.
Ecuador: Sep 15th several forest fires in the vicinity of Quito left the capital covered in smoke. Expect mail delays.
Chile : Sep 16th, a result of an 8.3-magnitude earthquake in northern Chile, operations affected in the following areas: La Serena, Coquimbo, Andacollo, La Higuera, Paiguano, Vicuña, Illapel, Canela, Los Vilos, Salamanca, Ovalle, Combarbalá, Monte Patria, Punitaqui, Rio Hurtado. Consequently, delays in the distribution of all categories of mail (letters, parcels and EMS) are to be expected in the coming days.
India: Flight operations into and out of Delhi disrupted on Sept 18-20th.
Brazil: Aug 20th and continuing, the Brazil Postal Service admits that there is a partial postal strike in Brazil for approximately 25% of the Brazilian Post workforce. Processing of incoming mail may experience delays.
Finland: Sep 18-22nd national strike comprising of walkouts and demonstrations by labor unions in Finland.
Australia: Sep 21-30th the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has informed us of a number of strike days to take place in several airports across Australia. Mail and package delays are probable.
Taiwan: Sep 28th, Typhoon Dujuan has been upgraded to a super storm and expect flooding, possible mail delays.
China: Oct 1 thru 7th National Day Golden Week holiday (Commemorates the founding of People’s Republic of China). Public holiday – government offices and businesses extreme slowdown of mail delivery and processing.