Incident Bulletin 29th of October 2021

This week’s bulletin contains the latest information about Croatia, Hong Kong, Italy, New Caledonia, New Zealand, United States.

 

Croatia

 

Start date: 11 January 2021
End date: 22 October 2021
Incident: earthquake

The designated operator of Croatia, Croatian Post, would like to inform that it has successfully relocated the post offices that were damaged in the earthquake, and these relocated offices are now fully operational.
 
Normal quality of service and regular schedules have been restored.

 

Hong Kong

Start date: 11 October 2021
End date: 29 October 2021
Incident: typhoon

Hongkong Post, the People’s Republic of China’s designated operator for Hong Kong, asks us to inform that postal operations have now returned to normal following the disruptions caused by Typhoon Kompasu.

 

Italy

Start date: 25 October 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: heavy rain


The designated operator of Italy, Poste Italiane, wishes to inform that heavy rain in the eastern part of Sicily, which started on 25 October 2021 and is still ongoing, has led to significant and extensive floods, landslides and road closures.
A state of emergency has been declared for the area until the end of this week.
 
As a result, mail transport, processing and delivery operations throughout the island (postcodes 9****) are liable to be disrupted for both inbound and outbound letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items, and Poste Italiane has declared a situation of force majeure.

 

New Caledonia

Start date: 25 October 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: coronavirus

The Office of Posts and Telecommunications (OPT-NC), France’s designated operator for New Caledonia, wishes to inform that with effect from 25 October 2021, delivery arrangements will be as follows:

  • Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring the addressee’s signature on delivery at OPT-NC post office counters: items will again be handed over to the addressee, following an identity check where appropriate. The signature will preferably be given by the OPT-NC official, once the addressee has authorized this; in cases where an addressee does not agree to the OPT-NC signing the proof of delivery, it will be signed by the addressee him or herself.
  • Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring the addressee’s signature on home delivery by an OPT-NC postman/woman: the postal official will identify him or herself to the addressee, step back two metres, and then, in agreement with the addressee (and following checking of the identity document if appropriate), collect the name of the person taking receipt of the item and sign the proof of delivery on their behalf; in this case, the item will be deposited on the doorstep, and the person receiving the item will not directly sign the proof of delivery. Should the addressee not agree to the postman/woman signing the proof of delivery, the item will be made available for collection at an OPT-NC post office counter.

 

 

New Zealand

Start date: 22 October 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: coronavirus

The designated operator of New Zealand, New Zealand Post, asks us to inform that it is currently experiencing difficulties in providing air transit services to Nauru as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
 
In view of this situation and in consultation with Nauru Post, New Zealand Post has reluctantly decided to suspend transit services to Nauru until further notice.
 

 

United States

Start date: 25 October 2021
End date: ongoing
Incident: weather issues

Severe weather causes traffic disruptions in U.S. state of California: severe weather has caused flooding and landslides in northern areas of the US state of California on October 25. Several highways had to be closed.

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