Incident bulletin 5th April 2019

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

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Belgium, USA, Turkey, Mexico, Australia.



Start date: 6th April
End date: Unknown

Airport workers to enter a nationwide strike: airport workers together with FGTB labor union are to take part in nationwide strike action on April 6 at airports throughout Belgium. Further details will be disclosed after the union and airport management meeting on April 4.

United States – update

Start date: 18th March


Due to flooding, the following Post Offices have moved their operations to alternate locations as listed. Mobile retail units are available where indicated.

Davenport 52802 – reduced hours of operation due to flooding. The post office will open at 10 a.m.

Bronson, 51007 — Alternate location: Moville 319 Main St., 51039

Mobile unit at 308 F St., Hamburg
Hornick, 51026 — Alternate location: Sloan 309 4th St., 51055
Ricketts, 51460 — Alternate location: Charter Oak 82main St., 51439
Melvin, 51350 — Alternate location: Hartley 41 S. Central Ave., 51346

Turkey – Airport transition

Start date: 4th April
Expected end date: 7th April
The main airport in Istanbul is currently transitioning to a new facility.

Due to this, delays in mail processing are likely to occur.
New updates will be provided as soon as they become available.


Start date: 2nd April
End date: Unknown

Border crossing delays reported: ongoing delays along the Brown & Matamoros Express International Bridge due to limited customs and border protection personnel. Waiting times of more than two hours to enter the United States have been reported since April 2.

Technical problems

Start date: 3rd April
End date: 4th April

IT issues and weather disrupts flights: IT issues of Jetstar Airways and dense fog disrupted flights at Sydney Airport, Australia. At least 367 flights have been delayed and 71 cancelled. Jetstar has resumed operations.

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