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Incident bulletin 2nd August 2019

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

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Netherlands, Spain, Norway, India, France, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Brazil, Chile and Mexico

Netherlands

Start date: 24th of July
End date: Ongoing

Fuel disruption impacts flight operations: flight operations were significantly disrupted at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol due to an outage at the airport’s aircraft fuel supply system. Several hundred flights were delayed or cancelled since July 24. No information as to when operations would normalize was available yet.

Spain

Start date: 26th of July
Expected end date: 13th August

Workers’ strike to affect highway traffic: Local media sources reported on July 3 that workers working on the Huerna highway in Spain called a 19-day strike during weekends and holidays starting on July 26. The highway between Asturias and Leon will be affected by work stoppages of more than 75 workers demanding better working conditions.

Norway

Start date: 1st of August
End date: Ongoing

Norwegian Post informs that following the modernisation of their International Mail Hub a proportion of Tracked mail is still experiencing delays daily. Norwegian Post has confirmed further enhancement activities are planned for processing improvement.

India

Start date: 28th of July
End date: Ongoing

Flooding following heavy rainfall has caused disruption across Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Western Maharashtra, where several roads and highways have been flooded. Further disruptions are likely as additional heavy rainfall is forecasted throughout July 29th.

France

Start date: 24th of August
Expected end date: 27th of August

G7 summit in Biarritz, will impact letter mail and parcel transport and delivery as follows:
–   No parcel delivery in the commune of Biarritz (postcodes 642XX) from 24 to 26 August;
–   Disrupted delivery in the following communes: Hendaye, Ascain, Mouguerre, St Martin de Seignanx, Boucau, Tarnos (postcodes 64300, 64310, 64700, 64900, 40390, 40220) from 24 to 26 August.

Hong Kong, China

Start date: 31st of July
Expected end date: 2nd of August

China and Hongkong Post advises that inward and outward mail processing and delivery of inward mail (letter post, parcels and EMS) have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Wipha, which hit on 31 July 2019.

Philippines

Start date: 2nd of August
End date: Ongoing

Flash flooding throughout Manila is disrupting traffic across the city, with several roads being inaccessible due to the flooding. Disruptions are expected to persist as more heavy rain is forecast throughout the weekend.

Brazil

Start date: 31st of July
End date: Ongoing

Postal workers to go on strike: On July 30, local media sources indicated that workers with labour union Federação Nacional dos Trabalhadores em Empresas de Correios, Telégrafos e Similares (Fentect) will begin an indefinite strike from 10 pm local time on July 31 due to an ongoing conflict about a new labour agreement. The strike could disrupt postal services across the country.

Chile

Start date: 1st of August
Expected end date: 2nd of August

Customs Officials of Chile has called for a 24-hour nationwide. Associated delays are likely to occur at customs checkpoints as thousands of customs workers are expected to participate in the strike.

Mexico

Start date: 23rd of July
End date: Ongoing

Flooding affects road traffic: significant flooding following heavy rainfall has affected road traffic across Oaxaca State in Mexico. Many major routes have been flooded, particularly in San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec. No timeline as to when the situation would normalize was immediately provided.

Start date: 26th of July
End date: Ongoing

Landslide prompts highway closure: on July 26 a landslide has prompted a full closure of the highway connecting Xalapa and Veracruz in Veracruz State in Mexico. Significant road disruption has been reported in the area. It remains unclear as to when the situation will normalize.

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