Incident bulletin 10th November 2017

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Ireland, France, Italy, Israel, Australia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Brazil.



Start date:  7th November
End date:   11th November

Due to capacity shortages An Post, Ireland’s national courier, experiences delays in processing international volumes.


Start date:  6th November
End date:

Heavy traffic congestion has been reported on roads throughout the Paris region on 6 November due to an ongoing protest. Roadblocks and trucks driving at a reduced speed caused more than 435 km (270 mi) of traffic jams. The Porte de la Muette entrance to Paris has been closed at 09:00.


Start date:  5th November
End date:   unknown

Strong winds and heavy rainfall hit Northern and Central Italy. In Rome, flooding was reported in several parts of the city; road and rail traffic was disrupted. The transport axis between the Ligurian cities of Genoa and Savona was closed due to landslides.


Start date:  7th November
End date:   14th November

Delays of 4-5 working days with the delivery of mail in Israel continue. This is a direct result of technical difficulties faced by Israel Post after the import operation was moved to a new facility with new machinery. There has been improvement since initial installation but is still affecting mail processing and handover at the airport.


Start date:   8th November
End date:    unknown

Australia Post reports that extreme storms in and around Bundaberg, Queensland may result in delivery delays.


Start date:   13th November
End date:    15th November

Philippine Postal Corporation has advised that delivery of all postal items will be affected by the Philippine Government’s declaration of 13 November 2017 to 15 November 2017 as special non-working days in the National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga, in relation to the hosting of the 31st ASEAN Summit and related meetings.


Start date:   4th November
End date:    unknown

Tropical storm Damrey made landfall in Vietnam on 4 November, causing heavy rainfall and flooding, particularly in southern and central parts of the country. Some regions were isolated. Dozens of flights were canceled; rail traffic has been suspended. Deliveries in the region might suffer delays due to damaged infrastructure.


Start date:   5th November
End date:    unknown

Malaysian Post has informed that flooding in the State of Penang has severely disrupted local collection and delivery of all mail products since Sunday, 5 November 2017 where significant delay can be expected.


Start date:   8th November
End date:    unknown

Heavy rainfall caused flooding of roads and highways in numerous areas of the provinces of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat. Further heavy rain is predicted for the provinces of Ranong, Phang Nga and Phuket in Southern Thailand.


Start date:   7th November
End date:    10th November

Due to a temporary Civil strike by Customs inspectors in Brazil, clearance delays are to be expected up until Thursday 9 November. Normal services are expected to resume on Friday 10 November.















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