Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: August 6, 2015

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

Source: International Delivery Solutions

Vietnam: July 28th, three days of heavy rain in Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh. Heavy flooding triggered landslides, caused buildings to collapse and forced the suspension of transportation services. Expect mail delays.

India: Aug 2nd, flooding in Parts of India, northeastern and eastern areas has deteriorated due to excessive rains and landslides. Manipur, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha, and West Bengal are the worst affected states. Traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.

Italy: Aug 2nd, flooding and severe Weather in Florence and Tuscany causing massive flooding. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.

Australia: Aug 3rd, Strike at Australia Border Force, customs officials during the peak processing times for inbound mail. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.

Australia: Aug 3rd, Tasmania, Snow and road closures may impact mail and parcel deliveries.

Belgium: Aug 3rd, Strike by Security Staff at Brussels Airport, disruptions to departing and arriving flights.

United Kingdom: Aug 5th, London Tube Strike: lasting 24 hours. Traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.

Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: July 8, 2015

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

Source: International Delivery Solutions

Costa Rica – July 7th, torrential rains and flooding in the Caribbean Basin and in the areas of Sarapiqui and Turrialba.

Germany – As of July 7th, the postal strike has ended, expect some delays until mail is cleared.

Indonesia – July 5 and 6th international flight delays may cause mail processing and delivery delays.

Venezuela – July 6th, Flooding in  states of Apure, Tachira and Barinas have been affected by severe flooding after heavy rainfall. In Apure, a state of emergency has been declared. Traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.

Ecuador–  Pope Francis visit from July 5-8th; roads in Quito blocked off.

Bolivia: Pope Francis to visit La Paz and Santa Cruz from July 8-10.

Canada – July 9th the Province of Nunavut is a Regional Holiday no mail delivery.

Paraguay – Pope Francis visit in Paraguay for the first time from July 10-12.

France – July 14th Bastille Day is a National Holiday no mail delivery.

All Muslim Countries – July 17th the End of Romadan Holiday.

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