Incident bulletin 22nd November 2019

Incident bulletins are sent weekly with information about situations that affect postal distribution.

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Australia, Israel, Chile, Japan, Algeria, Philippines, Zimbabwe, Kuwait.




Start date: 21st November
End date: Ongoing

Staffing issues impact services: On November 21, Australia Post indicated that staffing issues at airport services provider DNATA will likely impact transport service performance for all mail products into Melbourne in November. DNATA provides ground and charter handling, as well as warehouse and mail handling in Australia.

Israel – back to normal

Start date: 12th November
End date: 18th November

Israel Postal Company informs that all postal services are now back to normal.

Chile – back to normal

Start date: 20th October
End date: 18th November

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, informs other Union member countries and their designated operators that all postal operations returned to normal on Monday, 18 November 2019.

Japan – back to normal

Start date: October 2019
End date: 19th November

The designated operator of Japan, Japan Post, informs other Union member countries and their designated operators that the backlog at Narita airport has been cleared, and that inbound airmail handling is now back to normal.


Start date: 19th November
End date: Ongoing

Postal workers go on strike: workers with Algerie Poste in Said have begun a daily sit-in strike action over unfair working conditions. Disruptions to postal services in the area should be expected for the duration of the strike.


Start date: 19th November
End date: Ongoing

Tropical storm to hit northern Philippines: Media sources indicate that Tropical Storm Kalmaegi (locally known as Ramon) is forecast to make a landfall in the northern Philippines on the afternoon of November 19. Flooding and landslides are already being reported across the Bicol Region, Albay provinces and Camarines Sur. Further heavy rainfall and strong winds are expected in the coming days.


Start date: 20th November
End date: 22nd November

Severe weather to cause disruption: Widespread heavy rain and flood warnings have been issued for Manicaland, Matabeleland South, Masvingo provinces and southern areas of Midlands province in Zimbabwe for November 20 until November 22. Potential impacts on ground transportation should be expected.


Start date: November 2019
End date: Ongoing

Please be advised that Kuwait customs are currently experiencing processing delays of up to 48 hours. This is due to an intermittent customs system issue in country.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update as soon as we have further information.

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