Incident bulletin 28th October 2016

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Chile, Brazil, USA, Kenya and India.

United Kingdom

Start date: 31st October
End date:  1st November

Thousands of Post Office workers are to stage a national one-day strike. CWU members in Crown Offices, Admin and Supply Chain will walk out.


Start date: 27th October
End date:  ongoing

On evening of 27th October, some parts of central Italy were affected by an earthquake, as consequence delays may occur in deliveries and collections in the 62XXX and 06XXX post areas.

Start date: 21st October
End date: ongoing

It is anticipated that service delays for shipments to and from Italy are likely as a result of a nationwide industrial action announced by the USB for Friday 21 October. This involves the whole transportation industry in the country.

Start date: 14th October
End date:  29th October

Due to essential runway works, Rome Ciampino Airport will be closed. During the temporary closure the majority of flights will be transferred to Rome Fiumicino Airport.

Ireland and United Kingdom

Start date: 20th October
End date:  26th October

Cabin crews working for the Irish airline CityJet, which mainly starts from London’s City Airport, announced to go on strike for five days.


Start date: 18th October
End date:  ongoing

China Post Group has informed, that typhoon Sarika struck China’s northeast coast on the 18th October 2016, with violent winds and torrential rain and causing delays in the delivery of letters, parcels and EMS items.
The worst affected areas include the provinces of Hainan, Guangdong and Guangxi. The postcodes of the areas affected are: 510xxx, 530xxx, 570xxx, 571xxx and 572xxx.

Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Vietnam

Start date: 19th October
End date:  ongoing

Typhoon Haima is expected to bring downpours and gale-force winds over the next few days. A string of rainstorm warnings on Wednesday saw flash floods develop, as a result all mail operation will be affected for the next few days.


Start date: 20th October
End date:  24th October

Warnings of extreme rainfall and flooding have been issued for southern, western and eastern Thailand. Heavy rainfall is expected especially in the provinces of Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket and Krabi as well as in Bangkok.


Start date: 26th October
End date:  2nd November

Correos Chile has informed, the that delays will be experienced in the processing of inbound and outbound mail as a result of the industrial action being taken by Chile’s customs staff on 26th and 28th October 2016. In addition, Customs is closed next week until November 2nd in order to relocate the entire Customs operations into a new facility at the airport.


Start date: 26th October
End date:  28th October

Please note that the customs strike in Brazil remains in place. No customs clearances are expected on Tuesday 25th October, Wednesday 26th October and Friday 28th October 2016. Please expect delivery delays.


Start date: 24th October
End date:

Adverse weather conditions impacted flight operations to and from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and McCarran International Airport (LAS) on Monday, causing several hundred flight delays. In addition, more than 160 flights from and to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) were cancelled.


Start date: 18th October
End date:  24th October

Pilots at Kenya Airways announced to go on a seven-day strike. This could have affected mail delivery services.


Start date: 18th October
End date:  30th November

Due to reconstruction work of runways at Mumbai airport (BOM), air traffic is restricted. Between October 18 and 28, every Tuesday and Thursday air traffic will be operated from 12:00 to 17:00 on a smaller runway. From October 28 to November 30, both runways will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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