Incident bulletin 6th July 2018

Incident bulletins are sent weekly with information about situations that affect postal distribution. The latest information is always available online on our web where you can also subscribe to receive this weekly Incident bulletin by email.

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Belgium, Slovenia, Brazil, Antigua and Barbuda.



Start date: 1st July

The Belgian postal operator, bpost, informed that its sorting centers and offices of exchange will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays effective July 1. There will be no more mail collection on Saturdays from July 7 onwards.


Start date:                 30th June
Estimated End date:    6th July

Slovenska Posta indicated on June 28 that from June 30 to July 1 it will implement the IPS Information System, which may cause potential irregularities throughout the following week.


Start date:                3rd July
Expected End date:  unknown

It has been reported that fog has caused at least 34 flight cancellations as well as delays at Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro. Sources are unclear as to how long the weather will be affecting airport operations. Air mail to and from the airport may be affected throughout the day.

Start date:                3rd July
Expected End date:  end of July

The auditors’ strike at the Receita Federal, Brazil’s tax processing arm, will be suspended as of July 3. About 90% of the workforce has been on strike, which has disrupted customs and tax clearance of all imported cargo except for medicine and perishables.

Antigua and Barbuda

Start date:                22nd June
End date:                  29th June

Antigua and Barbuda Post Office have confirmed that the strike by postal staff is now over and full service resumed on Friday 29 June. However, delays may still be experienced in the early part of this week due to possible backlogs resulting from the strike.







































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