Incident bulletin 25th November 2016

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Ireland, France, Greece, China, Japan, Costa Rica, Chile, and Barbados.


Start date: 23rd November
End date:  ongoing

Due to adverse weather conditions, ferry services across the Irish Sea have been affected, with several crossings cancelled, this is likely to result in delays to all inbound and outbound mail services.


Start date: 17th November
End date:   30th November

A project to modernize the air traffic control center in Bordeaux is expected to cause flight delays at southwestern airports, impacting flights arriving and departing from Biarritz, Bordeaux, Nantes, Pau, Tarbes, and Toulouse airports. This could affect mail delivery services.


Start date: 24th November
End date:  25th November

Civil servants union ADEDY has announced a 1-day strike. Public transportation is likely to be affected. Air traffic controllers and airline staff at Olympic and Aegean Airlines might join as well. The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) will also stage a nationwide 1-day strike, affecting ferry services.


Start date: 20th November
End date:   ongoing

Adverse weather conditions caused disruptions in air traffic in China. The airports of Zhengzhou Xinzheng International (CGO) and Beijing Capital International (PEK) were particularly affected.


Start date: 22nd November
End date:   ongoing

A powerful earthquake hit northeastern Japan triggering a series of tidal waves and a small tsunami along the coast which also hit the Fukushima region. Delays in mail delivery services are expected.

Costa Rica

Start date: 23rd November
End date:  ongoing

There are delays on all services to Costa Rica following torrential rain and strong winds, especially in the northern and Caribbean regions of the country, as a result of Hurricane Otto. This extreme weather has affected transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges and ports), and has also impacted the national postal network.


Start date: 26th October
Updated:  21st  November

The strike by Chilean customs staff is officially over. However, given the length of the strike, delays in the customs process for incoming postal items (letters, small packets, parcels and EMS) are still possible. CorreosChile is working to restore normal operations as quickly as possible.


Start date: 24th November
End date:  ongoing

The designated operator of Barbados, Barbados Postal Service, has advised that the Grantley Adams International Airport has been experiencing industrial action since 24 November 2016, which is affecting mail facility operations and the delivery of all postal items. Please note that service delays are expected.


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