Incident bulletin 15th December 2017

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Italy,  USA, Canada, Thailand, Brazil  and Chile.


European Road Delays

Start date:  11th December
End date:    unknown

Very bad weather (strong wind and snow) in the Northern France region has caused disruption and road closures over the weekend.
Despatches to countries potentially impacted are: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden on all mail and parcel products.


Start date:  11th December
End date:    unknown

Finnish Post has advised that due to a combination of a storm in Central Europe and runway restrictions caused by heavy snowfall in Helsinki Airport on Tuesday12 December, have severely impacted operations at Helsinki Airport. Furthermore, an overtime working ban imposed by the Finnish aviation union also contributed to the situation. As a result, many flights were cancelled or delayed.


Start date:  14th December
End date:    15th December

Hellenic Post has advised us that the Confederation of Greece workers have announced a 24-hr strike will take place on Thursday 14 Dec 2017
The strike action will effect International mail in to and out of Greece, with a minimum of 24 hours delay depending on the amount of back log as result.


Start date:  14th December
End date:    15th December

Snowstorms in Northern Italy on 11 and 12 December have delayed mail and parcel deliveries in this region. Minor delays can be expected during the course of the week


Start date:   4th December
End date:    20th December (estimated)

Due to a technical problem at the USPS Los Angeles International Service Centre last week, combined with high volumes of mail into there this week, there is a backlog at the LAX International Sort Centre.
Letter mail products are currently experiencing delays of between 48-72 hours before being accepted into the office of exchange in LAX, and deliveries will be delayed by at least 2 days.
It is likely to be another week before the mail process returns to normal levels.


Start date:   12th December
End date:     unknown

Wintry weather conditions prompted numerous flight cancellations and delays at Toronto (YYZ) and Montreal (YUL) airports on December 12.
In this context, Canada Post informs about delivery delays in Ontario due to inclement weather.


Start date:   7th December
End date:    unknown

Due to the continuous heavy rain, the southern regions of Thailand were declared a disaster area. Operations at Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST) are currently suspended.
According to meteorologists, severe rainfall and flooding are expected in the following provinces through December 11:
Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phatthalung, Satun, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Trang, Yala.
Please be prepared for traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery in the affected areas.


Start date:   12th December
End date:     15th December

It has been advised that Brazil has announced a further customs strike in country as of Tuesday 12th December 2017 till Thursday 14th December 2017.
Clearance Delays are to be expected. Normal services are expected to resume Friday 15th December 2017.


Start date:   7th December
End date:    15th December

The Chilean Post has informed that their International Office of Exchange will be operational from 12th Dec. However, as a result of the relocation, the process for the receipt of inbound letters, parcels and EMS will continue to see delays between 12 and 15 December 2017.






















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