Incident bulletin 2nd November 2018

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

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Belgium, Italy, Iceland, USA, Canada, China, Brazil, Israel, South Korea and Indonesia.


Start date:                   25th  October
End date:

Media sources reported on October 29 that a baggage handlers’ strike since October 25 has disrupted flight operations at Brussels Airport. At least 150 flights were canceled on October 28 and the strike is expected to continue through at least the morning of October 30 as negotiations on October 28 failed.


Start date:                   27th  October
End date:                    31st  October

Poste Italiane has advised, recent widespread power outages across the country have led to delays in processing and delivering mail. While power has now been restored, there may be delays of up to 24 hours to mail posted to Italy from 27 October 2018.


Start date:                   23rd  October
End date:                     29th October

Iceland Post informed on October 29 that postal operations have resumed following an earlier disruption. All EDI messages are active and the missing messages have been sent.


Update:                     29th October

The United States Postal Service has updated that, with few exceptions, service has returned to normal in the areas affected by the hurricanes.


Start date:                   22nd  October
Update:                       1st November

Canada Post has updated that the Canadian Union of Postal Workers continues to hold rotating strikes in various locations across Canada while negotiations are ongoing with the help of a special mediator. Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas. Canada Post is working to restore service and address postal backlogs once the disruption ends. Canada Post continues to operate across the rest of Canada and is accepting and delivering mail and parcels at all other locations.


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

Currently until the 18th November, Most E-commerce companies in China have started “Double 11” Shopping Festival Sales. Please note that during this period the China Postal Service have advised they could face potential delays due to increased volumes through their network.


Start date:                   30th October
End date:

It has been reported that employees with Correios have embarked on a strike in Corumba, Brazil, since October 30. The strike culminates several working condition complaints and it is anticipated to significantly impact Correios’ distribution through Mato Grosso do Sul region.


Start date:                   30th October
End date:                    31st  October

Tuesday 30 October will be a non-working day due to local elections in Israel. As a result, all international and domestic mail collection and deliveries will be suspended for the day.

South Korea

Start date:                   25th October
End date:                    26th  October

Korea Post informed on October 26 that an EDI transmission error disrupted the sending and receiving of letter post, parcels and EMS items. The postal operations were impacted between 7:35 pm local time on October 25 and 7:40 am local time on October 26. The situation has since returned to normal.


Update:                    29th October

Post Indonesia has updated that all postal services on Lombok Island and Central Sulawesi have returned to normal.

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