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Incident bulletin 24th March 2017

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: France, Portugal, Cyprus, USA, Australia and Ecuador.

France

Start date: 23th March
End date: 24th March

Several French customs unions have announced a strike/demonstration for 23 March 2017. The national demonstration is taking place in Clermont-Ferrand. The effects on airport operations are unclear. Possible disruptions in mail delivery service.

Portugal

Start date: 18th March
End date: 15th April

The National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) has given strike notice from 18 March to 18 April.

Cyprus

Start date: 17th March
End date: 20th March

Delays in the transmission and receipt of dispatches are to be expected as a result of maintenance works at the Government Internet Node. In addition, Cyprus Post will be unable to exchange EDI messages or to access the Global Customer Service System (GCSS) from 12.00 noon on Friday, 17 March 2017 until the morning of Monday, 20 March 2017.

USA

Start date: 14th March
End date: 12th June

Over the next four months, one of the runways at San Francisco International Airport will be shut down during several weekends for a major maintenance project. The closures are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday through noon the following Monday on the weekends of: March 31, April 7, 21 and 28, May 5, 12 and 19, June 2 and 9. During this period, some flight delays are anticipated.

Australia

Start date: 14th March
End date: ongoing

Weather warnings have been issued across Northern New South Wales (postcodes 2484, 2429, 2780, 2480, 2602, 2611, 2605, 2606, 2204, 2902, 2612, 2914, 2913, 2614, 2615, 2480, 2481, 2482, 2484). Heavy rainfall is forecast, leading to flash flooding and unpredictable levels in floodways and river crossings. This will affect the collection and delivery of all mail products.

Ecuador

Start date: 23rd March
End date: ongoing

Correos del Ecuador CDE E.P. reports that, due to the winter season, several roads have collapsed and there are floods in certain areas in Ecuador.
At the moment, the following provinces are particularly affected by the bad weather: Costa: El Oro, Guayas; Sierra: Bolívar, Chimborazo, Pichincha, Azuay; Amazonia: Zamora Chinchipe, Sucumbíos.

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