Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: June 23, 2015

World Map_standing imageHere are the current areas of the world that may be experiencing mail delays.

Source: International Delivery Solutions

India:  In Mumbai, June 23rd heavy rains and a flood warning have brought public life to a standstill causing severe air and traffic disruptions.  The usual summer rain season has begun, expect mail delays.

USA: June 23rd, flight Disruptions at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, canceled more than 230 flights.  This will disrupt outbound IPA and ISAL shipments.

Canada: Québec’s St. Jean Baptiste Day, no mail delivery on June 24th.

Australia:  Started on June 15th and on-going, Industrial action by the Australian Customs Union and staff. This is likely to disrupt inbound flows of all mail into all Australian gateways. Currently there is no information available on the strike end date and Australia Post is not able to confirm what the level of delay there may be as a result.

France:  Since June 10th and is on-going.  La Poste has reported problems with their tracking system and many updates are waiting to be transmitted, which is likely to result in lack of tracking events.

Argentina: June 9th transportation unions staged a national strike, which affected all types of transport including air transport. Traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery were possible.

Germany:  Since June 8th and is on-going.  Unlimited Postal Strike now, expanded to 25,000 workers, however, 80% of letters and parcels are on-time.  The rest are experiencing delays up to three days. Negotiations with the workers union in Germany have been unsuccessful.

Spain:  June 8th thru June 15th Air Traffic controller strike, expect mail delays.

Canada Reminder:   Canada Day on July 1st — No mail delivery.

Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: June 4, 2015

World Map_standing imageHere are the current areas of the world that may be experiencing mail delays.

Source: International Delivery Solutions

Chile:  Customs office on strike May 20th thru June 3rd. Chile Post will now accept mail dispatches again on June 5th. Chile Post is delivering the backlog quickly, however, up to a week of delays for deliveries are likely.

Ghana: Capital city of Accra experienced heavy flooding June 3rd.

Germany:  On-going postal strikes, the Mail and Parcel sorting and delivery in North-, West- and East-Germany is disturbed. Deutsche Post is trying to minimize the impact of the strike

Kenya: May 26-31st, flooding expect mail delays.

Belgium: May 27th, an electrical failure at Belgium’s central air traffic control facility forced the closure of Belgian airspace.

Belgium: The mail processing center in Liège, union strikes May 15-20th.

Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: April 7, 2015

World Map_standing imageHere are the current areas of the world that may be experiencing mail delays.

Source: International Delivery Solutions

France: Air traffic controllers throughout France will stage a 48-hour strike beginning on April 8th.

Scotland: Strike Announcement by Security Staff at Airports in Scotland. All airports run by government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd are to be hit by strikes after Easter. A 48 hour strike from midday on April 7th.

Spain:  Correos Spain informs that Trade Unions called a partial strike in all operations services at Correos Madrid April 1-5. As consequence all inbound and outbound processes could have been severely affected, not only services from/to MMadrid area.

United Arab Emirates: A sandstorm disrupted aviation operations on April 2nd.

Germany: April 1st union strikes by Verdi staff nationwide said Deutsche Post.

Turkey: Mar 31st, multiple provinces across Turkey including the cities of Ankara and Istanbul, experienced a power outage.

Argentina: Mar 31st transportation strike caused flight cancellations, domestic flights in Argentina as well as international routes.

India: Mar 30th severe flooding and landslides hit India’s Kashmir region.

Papua New Guinea: On Mar 30th, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast.

Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: February 5, 2015

World Map_standing imageHere are the current areas of the world that may be experiencing mail delays.

Source: International Delivery Solutions

Canada – Severe winter storms have disrupted the processing and delivery of parcels and mail to the Atlantic provinces of the country since Feb 3rd.  The provinces of Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island were identified as customers who may not receive mail. Once conditions improve, delivery will resume.  In addition, Hamilton and South Western Ontario were affected since Feb 2nd.

Liberia and Sierra Leone – Since the Ebola Outbreak in August of 2014 Mail into Liberia and Sierra Leone has been restricted, restrictions are being lifted as of this week.

France – Starting Feb 1st, heavy snowfall in France has caused delays to the delivery of mail in the following post code areas:  05xxx, 38xxx, 39xxx, 64xxx, 65xxx, 73xxx and 74xxx.

Germany – Airline strikes Jan 29th, expect possible mail delays.

Brazil – Jan 19th, rolling power blackouts occurred in 10 states across Brazil — including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro — as well as the Federal District, expect some mail delays.

Uzbekistan – Since Jan 18th, limited airline capacity, expect mail delays.

Mauritius – Jan 16th, The Post reports international flights from the island nation have resumed. A tropical cyclone had caused flight cancellations earlier in the week, delaying outbound mail dispatches.

Please Note:  Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean, Carnival begins Feb 13th, expect some mail and transportation delays thru Feb 17th.

Winter Storm Juno: USPS Closings and Mail Delays

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The following United States Postal Service (USPS) mail facilities will be closed due to winter storm Juno:

USPS Facility: SPRINGFIELD NDCSpringfield MA 01Z will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: BROOKLYNBrooklyn NY 112 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: WESTERN NASSAU
Western Nassau NY 115 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: MID ISLAND
Mid Island NY 117 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: NEW YORK
New York NY 100 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: WESTCHESTER
Westchester NY 105 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: HARTFORD
Hartford CT 060 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: STAMFORD
Stamford CT 068 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: BOSTON
Boston MA 021 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15 due to winter storm Juno.

USPS Facility: BROCKTON
Brockton MA 023 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: MIDDLESEX ESSEX
Middlesex-Essex MA 018 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: PROVIDENCE
Providence RI 028 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: CENTRAL MA
Central MA LDC 015 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: QUEENS NY
Queens NY 110 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

USPS Facility: SOUTHERN CT
Southern CT 064 will be closed 1/26/15 through 16:00 01/27/15

Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: January 13, 2014

Here are the current areas of the world that may be experiencing mail delays.World Map_standing image

Source: International Delivery Solutions

France – normal service expected to resume soon due to bad heavy snow in the following areas: 73xxx, 74xxx, 01xxx.

Germany – Due to high volumes of mail into Frankfurt, Deutsche Post have advised that there are currently delays to the processing and delivery of mail.

Greece – striking postal workers Jan 7th through the 10th, affected both inbound and outbound mail services.

China – on going high volumes of mail arriving in to Shanghai and Guangzhou are resulting in backlogs and capacity issues with both China Post and Customs teams.

Italy – The Italian government announced an ENAV air traffic controller strike for January 16th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm which will likely result in flight delays and cancellations. Delays in mail processing and delivery are possible as a result of this strike.

Canada – Jan 9th delays in mail into Canada are possible as a result of severe weather in the Northeast which has caused several road closures.

Malaysia – Monsoon rains and flooding have been affecting areas of Malaysia since 24th December 2014. Delays to both inbound and outbound mail services are likely as a result.

Nepal – A general strike took place in Nepal on Jan 13th, crippling essential services throughout the country, including ground transportation.

Tongo, New Zealand & Australia – A volcano off of the island of Tongo has been erupting since Dec 10th, interrupting air traffic in the area.

Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: December 30, 2014

Here are the current areas of the world that may be experiencing mail delays.World Map_standing image

Source: International Delivery Solutions

Portugal – Portugal Post advises that a four-day strike at national airline TAP planned for Dec. 27-30 will impact processing times for inbound, outbound and transit mail.

Russia, Greece, Malta, and Netherlands – Dec 23rd International mail volumes have reached exceptional levels this holiday season. As a result of this huge increase, in particular in e-commerce mail, space on commercial airlines is at a premium. Limited capacity and exceptional volumes have unfortunately resulted in delays in mail being boarded on to aircrafts in the last week. Key destinations being affected include Russia, Greece, Malta, and Netherlands. This rise in volumes will inevitably increase the pressure on local postal networks.

Malaysia – Dec 24th Monsoon rains and flooding have been affecting the following areas of Malaysia East coast states – Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, Northern states – Perlis, Kedah and Perak, Southern states – Peninsular Malaysia (Johor). Delays to both inbound and outbound mail services are likely as a result.

France – Ongoing flooding affected postcode areas 34xxx and 11xxx. Deliveries and collections in this area are expected to be delayed mail and parcels will be delayed.

Belgium – Dec 15th, a national strike affected postal services, expect mail delays.

Italy – Nationwide strike announced for Dec 12th in Italy to include aviation, railway, maritime and local transportation. Flight cancellations, traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery are possible.

Brazil – Dec 10th – Severe storms in Sao Paulo expect mail delays.

Iceland – Since Dec 9th snowstorms in Iceland, mail services have been disrupted in most of the country.

South Africa – Dec 9th current media reports in South Africa indicate that talks between the union CWU and SAPO failed and did not lead to an end to the four month long strike. The other two unions, the SA Postal and Allied Workers Union and the Democratic Postal and Communications Union, who collectively represent 61 percent of the workers at bargaining level, accepted the deal. However, expect continued mail disruptions.

Nigeria – Dec 8th flight delays or outright cancellations between now and March 2015 due to harsh weather associated with harmattan. Delays in mail processing and delivery are possible as a result of this situation.

United Kingdom – Dec 7th Severe weather for areas of the UK including Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, northern England, and parts of western England and The Midlands. Traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery are possible.

Philippines – Dec 5th Severe flooding due to Typhoon Hagupit, affected thousands of homes.

Switzerland – Dec 1st Severe flooding in southern Switzerland has resulted in delays to postal services in the following postcode areas: 657x and 66xx. There have been delays to mail services in these areas since November 11th.

Germany – Dec 1st Due to high volumes of mail into Frankfurt, Deutsche Post has advised that there are currently delays to processing and delivery. These delays have been affecting services since October 28th.  Due to strikes by postal workers in Nuremberg, numerous letters and parcels were put on hold for the weekend of November 29-30th. 20,000 parcels and over one million letters were not delivered on Saturday, November 29th. Around 1,200 postal workers in Nuremberg participated. Reportedly, only one third of all items have been delivered in the postcode areas 90 and 91.