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.

Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: October 14, 2014

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

Source: International Delivery Solutions

South Africa –  is currently experiencing an industrial strike at the Johannesburg International Mail Center (JIMC) office of exchange and some post offices in the Gauteng province. The strike has been ongoing since Sept 17th, with no end in sight. Consequently, there are delays for all inbound and outbound mail in the Gauteng province. Mail delays are also affected in Cape Town, Langa, Gugulethu, Eerste River, Makhaya and Khayelitsha post offices. Unfortunately, the strike has been accompanied by serious intimidation, preventing the implementation of any contingency measures.  The South African Post Office apologizes for any inconvenience and asks for the understanding of designated operators and customers as it makes every effort to resolve the situation in their best interests.  Post offices in Cape Town and the province continue to close intermittently.

Israel – A postal strike in Israel also continues.

Peru – Since Sept 16th postal workers in Peru started an indefinite strike this has affected both inbound and outbound mail.

Puerto Rico / British Virgin Islands / Lesser Antilles / U.S. Virgin Islands - Presently, Tropical Storm Gonzalo is affecting weather on these islands, expect mail delays.

India – Since Oct 12th, in the coastal regions of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Odish in the aftermath of Cyclone Hudhud are hard to reach.

Japan – Oct 8 thru 13th, Super Typhoon Vonfong hit Japan’s Kyushu and Shikoku islands and Kadena Air Force Base on Okinawa Island.

Germany – Oct 8th, a strike of pilots of Lufthansa distrupted the airline’s cargo operations only, expect some mail delays.

Italy - Since Oct 2nd, Postal workers at the Piacenza mail hub in Italy have taken unballoted industrial action. As a result there may be some delays to the delivery and collection of mail. The zip codes affected are as follows: 12, 15, 14, 13, 26, 42, 10, 29, 43, 16, 18, 17, 27.

China: October 1st-7th National Day Golden Week holiday – businesses and the governments offices shut down.  Expect mail delays.

USA - Sep 29th, the Chicago USPS Int’l Service Center was not affected by the O’Hare shutdown traffic problems, according to the US Postal Service.

France – Sep 29th, strong storms flooded parts of southern France.

Hong Kong - Since Sept 28th pro-democracy demonstrations in several of the city’s primary business districts may have affected some mail delivery.

Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: August 7, 2014

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

Source: International Delivery Solutions

China – On Aug 3rd, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck southwest China’ s Yunnan province.

Argentina – Unionized customs officials staged a two-day nationwide strike at Argentina’s borders and airports on July 31st to demand an increase in wages.

Libya – airport operations are closed for mail and parcels until further notice.

Liberia – Nigeria – Sierra Leone numerous airlines are suspending flights to these countries affected by the Ebola outbreak since Aug 4th — therefore, mail and parcel transport will be suspended.

Global Mail Delivery Delays Update: July 16, 2014

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

Source: International Delivery Solutions

Corscia Island – French Post reports a strike at the Post office Ajaccio, Corsica island. Delays are expected for mail and parcels to post codes 20000 – 20090.

Israel – Since July 6th, escalating airstrikes and conflict will cause mail and transportations delays.

Cameroon – Transport workers on a nationwide strike  over rising fuel prices on July 7th.

Southern Japan – Week of July 7th, Super Typhoon Neoguri could be one of the strongest storms to hit the country in decades.

Philippines – bracing for Typhoon Rammasun expected to make landfall today, over 100,000 families in the Bicol region have been evacuated.

Canada Holiday — Civic  Holiday – August 4th – Canada Post will not deliver and all Postal Stations throughout the country will be closed.