Incident bulletin 13th July 2018

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Italy, Bahamas, Japan, South Africa and Jamaica.



Start date:                11th July
Expected End date: 14th July

It has been reported that there are delays in Southern Italy. Highways connecting Northern and Southern Italy are blocked due to road incidents. Items bound for Southern Italy might suffer a delay as they will be one day longer in transit due to the disruption.


Start date:                  9th July
Expected End date:   24th July

Bahamas Post has informed that they are currently experiencing delays in the shipping, processing and delivery of all mail items as a result of persistent electrical and air conditioning malfunctions at the exchange office. The problem is expected to be resolved within two weeks.


Start date:                11th July
Expected End date:  unknown

Japan Post has advised that Gifu, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Tokushima, Ehime and Kochi prefectures in western Japan are experiencing typhoons, heavy rains and massive flooding, as a result of which many post offices, domestic sorting centres and mail processing facilities have been closed. Some roads and highways in these areas are also inaccessible to traffic, which is delaying the delivery of mail and parcels.

The affected districts and areas are in the following postcodes (as of 11 July 2018):
Gifu: 5000000-5099999;
Kyoto: 6000000-6299999;
Osaka: 53000000-5999999;
Hyogo: 6500000-6799999;
Okayama: 7000000-7199999;
Hiroshima: 7200000-7399999;
Tokushima: 7600000-7699999;
Ehime: 7900000-7999999; and
Kochi: 7800000-7899999.

South Africa

Start date:                 1st October 2017
Update:                     12th July

South Africa Post (SAPO) has informed that they are on strike with no end date. All the post arriving is experiencing longer delays by SAPO to collect and process the products (+40 days).


Start date:                 12th July
Expected End Date:  26th July

Jamaica Post wishes to inform that it is currently experiencing technical problems in its network with respect to electronic data replication for parcel post, EMS items and barcoded letter post. This situation is expected to result in disruptions in the transmission of data through the POST*Net network over the next two weeks.







































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