Incident bulletin 19th January 2018

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Germany, Greece, Australia, USA, New Zealand and Malaysia.



Start date:                   18th January
Estimated end date:

Weather warnings have been issued for gale force winds in many areas of Germany on January 18, with conditions forecasted until 3 am local time on January 19. Wind speeds of up to 130 kilometres per hour are expected. The inclement weather is likely to result in hazardous travel conditions for road and rail movements. Flight delays and some cancellations can be expected.


Start date:                   15th January
Estimated end date:    18th January

Due to a general strike in Greece that took place on Monday 15/01, flight cancellation and road blockades can delay the delivery of goods.


Start date:                  12th January
Estimated end date:   16th January

Northern-Australia has seen severe weather due to cyclone Joyce, causing flooding of roads and other damages to infrastructure. Deliveries in the region around Broome might suffer delays because of this.


Start date:   4th January
Update:       15th January

The heavy snowstorm that affected the Mid-Atlantic and North Eastern USA last week still continues to affect airport and mail operations in the region.

Start date:                    9th January
Estimated end date:     21st January

US-101 reportedly remains closed in both directions near Carpinteria due to flooding and multiple mudslides in the Thomas Fire burn area. Authorities initially estimated that the freeway could be reopened on January 15; however, updates indicate that due to ongoing cleanup and repairs, as well as possible rain in the forecast, it will remain closed at least through the week.

New Zealand

Start date:   14th January
End date:     16th January

New Zealand Post (NZ) has informed that the Auckland Office of Exchange (OOE) has been closed since 1pm on Sunday 14 January and will remain closed all day on Monday 15 January due to security incident. No operational processing will take place during this time. Normal operations are expected to resume on Tuesday 16 January. As result, all mail is likely to experience delays of 24- hours as a minimum.


Start date:   13th January
End date:

Delays possible at Kuala Lumpur International Airport due to temporary runway closure: Sources indicate that Runway 3 has been temporarily closed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport due to emergency maintenance work that needs to be carried out. Runway 1 and 2 are still operating as normal, however, flight delays are possible as a result of the closure. No estimate has been given for when the runway will reopen.

























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