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Year 2016

Latest

 

  • 17 August 2016

 

Australia – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that the backlog of mail at offices of exchange caused by the strike by customs staff on 12 August 2016 has been cleared. Services are back to normal.

 

  • 12 August 2016

 

Bhutan – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Bhutan, Bhutan Post, has advised that heavy rainfalls have subsided and deliveries of all postal items are back to normal.

 

  • 10 August 2016

 

Australia – Strike

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised a one-day strike by staff of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, who are responsible for customs clearance in all inbound offices of exchange, on Friday, 12 August 2016. Please note that service delays are expected.

 

  • 27 July 2016 

 

Bhutan – Floods

The designated operator of Bhutan, Bhutan Post, has advised the heavy rainfall over the last few days in Bhutan has caused the roads to be blocked, affecting the delivery of all mail products. Please note that service delays are expected.

 

  • 15 July 2016

 

Japan – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Japan, Japan Post Co., Ltd., has advised that the mail delivery delays resulting from the Kumamoto earthquakes have ended. Deliveries of postal items for Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Kagoshima Prefectures are back to normal.

 

  • 13 July 2016

 

Brazil – Mail delivery during the Olympic Games

The designated operator of Brazil, Correios, has advised that due to changes in the transportation logistics during the hosting of Olympic Games, mail delivery services to Rio de Janeiro may be delayed from 19 July to 20 September 2016.

 

  • 7 July 2016

 

China – Floods

The designated operator of China (People's Rep.), China Post Group, has advised that severe floods in the provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang (postcodes in the following ranges: 430000–443000, 410011–427000, 230000–247000, 210000–226000, 310000–325800) are affecting the collection and delivery of all mail items. Please note that service delays are expected.

 

  • 4 July 2016

 

Poland – End of Strike

The designated operator of Poland, Poczta Polska S.A., has advised that the strike by Polish customs officials has ended. However, delays in the processing of dispatches are expected due to the backlog of incoming mail

 

  • 15 June 2016

 

Papua New Guinea – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Papua New Guinea, Post PNG Ltd, has advised that all postal services, affected by the civil unrest, are back to normal.

 

  • 13 June 2016

 

Belgium – Strike

The designated operator of Belgium, bpost, has advised that the ACOD and the ACV (labour unions) have announced a 24-hour strike on Monday,13 June 2016. This situation will affect the reception and delivery of postal items. Please note that service delays are expected.

 

  • 10 June 2016

 

Poland – Strike

The designated operator of Poland, Poczta Polska S.A., has advised that Polish customs officials have been on strike since 6 June 2016. As a result, some incoming postal items are being held back at the Warsaw office of exchange until they can be submitted for customs clearance. The strike by customs officials is disrupting the work of the offices of exchange, and will result in delays to both delivery of items sent to Poland and dispatch of items from Poland.

 

  • 9 June 2016

 

France – Normal Operations

The designated operator of France, La Poste, has advised that the disruption following the serious floods is over and operations are back to normal.

 

  • 8 June 2016

 

Papua New Guinea – Service delays

The designated operator of Papua New Guinea, Post PNG Ltd, has advised that Port Moresby (the capital city of Papua New Guinea) and other major cities around the country are currently experiencing civil unrest. Post offices have been closed since midday on Wednesday, 8 June 2016, and may be closed for the rest of the week. Please note delays in the processing and delivery of all incoming international mail.

 

  • 7 June 2016

 

Australia - Floods

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that severe floods in Tasmania (postcodes in the range 7000–7999) have been impacting the collection and delivery of all mail products since Monday, 6 June 2016. Please note that service delays are expected.

 

Finland - Airport Maintenance Works

The designated operator of Finland, Posti Ltd, has advised that Rovaniemi Airport will be closed for maintenance works from 28 June to 31 July 2016. During this period of closure, international mail items sent to and from postal code areas starting 97, 98 or 99 will be delayed by one day. Parcels are not affected.

 

  • 2 June 2016

 

France – Floods

The designated operator of France, La Poste, has advised that serious floods in certain regions of the country, in particular the Paris region, where the main exchange offices are located, are disrupting the transport and delivery of all postal items since 31 May 2016. Please note that service delays are expected.

 

  • 26 May 2016

 

Chile – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that postal services in certain parts of southern Chile are back to normal.

 

  •  18 May 2016

 

Chile – Service Delays

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that the red tide has caused inhabitants to partially block roads in some communities in southern Chile, specifically in Ancud and Castro (Chiloé Island) since 3 May 2016. Delivery of all postal items will be delayed. The following postcodes are affected:

CLSV-ACD; CLSV-BCQ; CLSV-CBU; CLSV-CDV; CLSV-CHM; CLSV-CHO; CLSV-CTR; CLSV-DLE; CLSV-KQB; CLSV-KQI; CLSV-LFW; CLSV-LFZ; CLSV-MAU; CLSV-PQU; CLSV-QIL; CLSV-QLO; CLSV-QMC; CLSV-TCJ

 

  • 25 April 2016

 

Ecuador – Earthquakes

The designated operator of Ecuador, Correos del Ecuador CDE E.P., has advised that the province of Manabí has been experiencing difficulties with the acceptance, processing and delivery of mail since the earthquake on Saturday 16 April 2016.

The following cantons of Manabí province have been particularly affected:

Canton                              Main city                                             

Bolivár                              Calceta

Chone                              Chone

El Carmen                       El Carmen

Flavio Alfaro                    Flavio Alfaro

Jama                                Jama

Jaramijó                          Jaramijó

Jipijapa                            Jipijapa

Junín                                Junín

Manta                               Manta

Montecristi                       Montecristi

Olmedo                            Olmedo

Paján                                Paján

Pedernales                     Pedernales

Pichincha                        Pichincha

Portoviejo                        Portoviejo

Puerto López                  Puerto López

Rocafuerte                      Rocafuerte

San Vicente                    San Vicente

Santa Ana                       Santa Ana

Sucre                               Bahía de Caraquez

Tosagua                          Tosagua

Veinticuatro de Mayo    Sucre

Please note that service delays are expected.

 

Chile – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that the serious flooding in the Santiago Metropolitan Region is over and postal operations are back to normal.

 

  • 19 April 2016

 

Japan – Earthquakes

The designated operator of Japan, Japan Post, has advised that Kumamoto Prefecture has been hit by strong earthquakes since Thursday, 14 April 2016, causing major disruption to the rail and road transport. The postcode areas affected are:

・860xxxx – 869xxxx (Kumamoto Prefecture)

・880xxxx – 889xxxx (Miyazaki Prefecture)

・890xxxx – 899xxxx (Kagoshima Prefecture)

Please note that service delays are expected.

 

  • 18 April 2016

 

Fiji – Resumption of Normal Services

The designated operator of Fiji, Post Fiji Ltd, has advised that the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston, which made connectivity to outer islands and within the mainland difficult, has now been repaired. Normal postal services have resumed at all post offices in Fiji.

 

Chile – Flood

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that the serious flooding in the Santiago Metropolitan Region will result in distribution delay for all postal items.

 

  • 8 April 2016

 

Boliva – End of Strike

The designated operator of Bolivia, ECOBOL, has advised that the national strike that began on 28 March 2016 has ended as of 6 April 2016. Postal operations are back to normal.

 

  • 7 April 2016

 

Bolivia – Strike

The designated operator of Bolivia, ECOBOL, has advised that, following a labour dispute, the Labour Unions of Postal Workers of Bolivia (SINDECOBOL) has called a national strike as of 28 March 2016. Service delays are expected.

 

Greece – Strike

The designated operator of Greece has advised that the Association of Civil Servants has announced a 24-hour strike on 7 April 2016. Air traffic controllers will also be taking part in this strike. Both international and domestic mail collections and deliveries will be affected.

 

  • 23 March 2016

 

Belgium – Service Delays

The designated operator of Belgium, bpost, has advised that on 22 March 2016, several explosions occurred at Brussels Airport. All air traffic has been suspended or diverted to other airports. As bpost security levels have been set to the highest level, there will be major disruptions of all inbound and outbound mail. Please note that service delays are expected.

 

  • 22 March 2016

 

Venezuela – Service Delay

The designated operator of Venezuela (Bolivarian Rep.), Ipostel, has advised that the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has declared the week of 21 to 25 March 2016 a national holiday. There will be no distribution, delivery or customs processing during this holiday. Postal activities will return to normal on 28 March 2016. Service delays are expected.

 

Honduras (Rep) – Service Delay

The designated operator of Honduras, HONDUCOR, has advised that the Government of the Republic of Honduras has declared the week of 21 to 25 March 2016 a national holiday. Postal activities will return to normal on 28 March 2016. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 17 March 2016

 

Cuba – Disruption of International Airmail Services

The designated operator of Cuba, Correos de Cuba, has advised that cargo handling services will be suspended at the José Martí International Airport in Havana from 17 to 24 March 2016 for infrastructure upgrade. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 3 March 2016

 

Closure of Douala International Airport for Reconstruction Work

The main entrance and exit point for express mail at Douala International Airport will be closed for reconstruction work for 21 days, commencing 1 March 2016. All inbound and outbound flights will operate at Yaoundé Airport, located at 300 km from Douala. Express items will continue to be processed at Douala, but mails will be received at, and sent from, Yaoundé Airport. In view of this situation, there will be a 24- to 48-hour delay in the dispatch and delivery of express items.

 

  •  24 February 2016

 

Morocco – Strike

The designated operator of Morocco has advised that a national strike was called in Morocco on 24 February 2016. Delays in incoming and outgoing EMS (Speedpost Priority) items are expected.

 

Fiji – Disruption of services

The designated operator of Fiji has advised that the country's telecommunications and power infrastructure has suffered widespread damage in wake of the Tropical Cyclone Winston, making connectivity to outer islands and within mainland difficult. Delivery of letters, parcels and EMS (Speedpost Priority) items are expected to be delayed.

 

  • 12 February 2016

 

Mauritius – Disruption of Postal Services

The designated operator of Mauritius, Mauritius Post, has advised that all postal services affected by the torrential rains across the island on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 are back to normal.

 

  • 11 February 2016

 

Mauritius – Disruption of Postal Services

The designated operator of Mauritius, Mauritius Post, has advised that torrential rains across the island on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 has disrupted the processing and delivery of inbound and outbound international items. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 4 February 2016

 

Greece – Strike

The designated operator of Greece has advised that the Association of Civil Servants and the Confederation of Greek Workers have announced a 24-hour strike on Thursday, 4 February 2016. Air traffic controllers have also announced a four-hour work stoppage from 08.00 to 12.00 (local time) on the same day. This action will affect both international and domestic mail collection and delivery.

 

  • 25 January 2016

 

Saint Lucia – New Postcode System

The designated operator of Saint Lucia has advised that a new postcode system has been introduced in Saint Lucia. The postcodes are based on the localities/areas of the country.

Addresses must include the new postcodes to ensure successful delivery of postal items. The codes are alphanumeric with seven characters; the fourth and fifth characters are separated by a double space. The codes immediately follow the name of the administrative division/district, separated by a double space. To find out more on the new postcode system, please go to: http://stluciapostal.com.

 

  • 21 January 2016

 

Vanuatu – Service Update

The designated operator of Vanuatu has advised that there will be no EMS processing or deliveries on Friday, 22 January 2016 as it has been declared a public holiday for snap elections. Normal EMS operations will resume on Monday, 25 January 2016.

 

  • 18 January 2016

 

Indonesia – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Indonesia, Pos Indonesia, has advised that the series of explosions in Jakarta on Thursday, 14 January 2016 did not affect postal service operations.

 

The Republic of Korea – New Delivery Notification Service

The designated operator of the Republic of Korea, Korea Post, has introduced a new delivery notification service to enhance the quality of service for registered international items such as EMS, parcels and letters delivered in the Republic of Korea from 15 December 2015.

This service sends SMS text messages to recipients informing them of the estimated delivery times and tracking numbers. Korea Post requests for the inclusion of recipients' mobile phone number (if available) on address labels so that pre-delivery notifications can be sent to the recipients.

 

  • 14 January 2016

 

Paraguay – Floods

The designated operator of Paraguay, Correo Paraguayo, has advised that mail transport and deliveries are disrupted by severe floods currently affecting certain regions of the country. The worst affected departments are Ñeembucu, Presidente Hayes and Central (cities of Villeta, Nueva Italia, Ypané, San Antonio, Mariano Roque Alonso, Zeballos Cue). Service delays are expected.

 

  • 12 January 2016

 

Australia – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that the evacuation orders for Newcastle and Hunter Valley region of New South Wales have been lifted, and postal operations are back to normal.

 

  • 8 January 2016

 

Australia – Flood

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that extreme floodings in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region of New South Wales have been preventing the collection and delivery of mail to these areas since 6 January 2016. Service delays are expected.

 


Year 2015

 

  • 22 December 2015

 

Uruguay – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Uruguay, Correo Uruguayo, has advised that the action taken by the Uruguayan Association of Postal Workers (AFPU) is over. Services are back to normal.

 

  • 21 December 2015

 

Australia – Resumption of Postal Services

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that all postal services affected by the weather event hit to Sydney on 16 December 2015, are back to normal.

 

  • 17 December 2015

 

Australia – Disruption of Postal Services

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised an extreme weather event hit to Sydney on 16 December 2015, leading to flooding, destruction of traffic lights and power lines, and the closure of Sydney Airport. International traffic to Sydney has been diverted. Service delays are expected.

 

Peru – End of Strike

The designated operator of Peru, SERPOST S.A., has advised that the postal workers strike has ended on 16 December 2015. All postal services in Peru are now operating normally.

 

  • 16 December 2015

 

Australia – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that the industrial action by customs staff has now ended. Due to the backlog, some delays in the delivery are expected.

 

  •  10 December 2015

 

Uruguay – Service Delays

The designated operator of Uruguay, Correo Uruguayo, has advised that the Uruguayan Association of Postal Workers (AFPU) has been engaged in union action since 17 November 2015, affecting the processing of all inward international mails. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 9 December 2015

 

Australia – Customs Strike Update

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that further industrial action by customs will take place from 10 to 14 December 2015. All office of exchange will be affected. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 3 December 2015

 

Greece – Strike

The designated operator of Greece, Hellenic Post, has advised that the Association of the Civil Servants and the Confederation of the Greek Workers have announced round-the-clock industrial action on 3 December 2015. The strike will affect both international and domestic mail collection and delivery.

 

  • 2 December 2015

 

Australia – Customs Strike

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that customs staff employed by Australia Border Force have announced round-the-clock industrial action at the inbound Australian exchange offices on 7 and 8 December 2015. Australia Post expects disruption to the handling of all inbound mail next week, with possible follow-on effects after the end of the industrial action, with mail held up during the strike needing to be cleared.

 

  • 1 December 2015

 

Australia – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that the bushfires in South Australia are now under control. All operations are back to normal.

 

  •  27 November 2015

 

Australia – Service Delays

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that bushfires in South Australia are delaying the delivery of mail in South Australia, as well as the transport of inbound mail between the East Coast (Sydney, Melbourne) and Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

 

  • 26 November 2015

 

Finland – Resumption of Postal Operations

The designated operator of Finland, Posti Ltd, has advised that its office of exchange (OE) has resumed normal operations as of 26 November 2015. However, owing to ongoing negotiations between Posti Ltd and the Finnish postal workers union (PAU), local industrial actions in Finland remain possible. Posti Ltd OE is working to clear the backlog and will take several days before mail handling process is back to normal.

 

  • 20 November 2015

 

Australia – End of Strike

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that the industrial action within the Australian Border Force (Customs) mainly affected operations on 4 November in some offices of exchange (OEs), and on 9 November (a national day of action for all Australian Border Force staff) in all inbound OEs. Inbound Speedpost EMS items were not affected. However, inbound letter post and parcel post items were not processed on 4 November in some OEs and on 9 November in all OEs. Australia Post OEs are working to clear the backlog this week and some delays in the delivery of letter and parcel post items are expected.

 

  • 17 November 2015

 

Malaysia – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Malaysia, Pos Malaysia, has advised that postal operations in all three east coast states hit by heavy rain (Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu) have resumed as of 15 November 2015.

 

  • 16 November 2015

 

Finland – Strike

The designated operator of Finland, Posti Ltd, has advised that the Finnish postal workers' union has announced a strike from 19 to 26 November 2015. Delays are to be expected in the processing and delivery of all postal items across the whole network during that period.

 

  • 12 November 2015

 

Malaysia – Service Disruption

The designated operator of Malaysia, Pos Malaysia, has advised that due to a landslide triggered by heavy rain near Bukit Tinggi, Pahang on 11 November 2015, postal operations in three east coast states (Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu) are suffering disruption. Service delays are expected.

 

 Peru – Strike

The designated operator of Peru, SERPOST S.A., has advised that Peru's National Union of Postal Service Workers (SINATS), the union for most postal workers, has called for an indefinite strike as of 11 November 2015. Processing of incoming international mail will be affected and service delays are expected.

 

  • 11 November 2015

 

El Salvador – End of Strike

The designated operator of El Salvador, Correos El Salvador, has advised that the strike has ended and all operations are back to normal.

 

  • 6 November 2015

 

El Salvador – Strike

The designated operator of El Salvador, Correos El Salvador, has advised that unions representing staff of the Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Development have called an indefinite strike. This will affect the collection and delivery of mail until further notice. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 5 November 2015

 

Australia – Strike

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that industrial action by the staff of Australian Border Force (Customs) will be taking place in the inbound Australian offices of exchange from Wednesday, 4 November onwards, during the peak processing times for inbound mail. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 6 October 2015

 

Chile – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Chile has advised that the disruptions caused by the earthquake in northern Chile have ended. All operations are now back to normal.

 

  • 5 October 2015

 

Ecuador – New National Postcode Technical Standard

The postal regulatory agency of Ecuador has advised on Ecuador's new national postcode technical standard that took effect on 15 June 2015.

The postal regulatory agency of Ecuador has requested for proper postcodes to be included in postal addresses. To find an address and postcode, please visit www.codigopostal.gob.ec (in Spanish only).

 

  • 30 September 2015 

 

Brazil – End of Strike

The designated operator of Brazil has advised that the strike on 16 September 2015 came to an end on 29 September 2015. Services are back to normal.

 

  • 21 September 2015

 

Brazil – Strike

The designated operator of Brazil has advised that postmen from different regions of the country have been on strike since Wednesday, 16 September 2015. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 17 September 2015

 

Chile – Earthquake

The designated operator of Chile has advised that operations have been affected as of 17 September in the following communes: La Serena, Coquimbo, Andacollo, La Higuera, Paiguano, Vicuña, Illapel, Canela, Los Vilos, Salamanca, Ovalle, Combarbalá, Monte Patria, Punitaqui, Rio Hurtado as a result of a 8.3-magnitude earthquake in northern Chile. Service delays are expected.

 

USA – Registered Letter Mail

The designated operator of USA, USPS, has informed that from 1 October 2015, online tracking and delivery information for registered letter mail sent from Singapore to USA will not be visible or available on USPS website www.usps.com. Hence, tracking information is only available up to "Arrival at Destination Post" on SingPost website.

Customers in Singapore can raise enquiry with SingPost if the addressee confirms non-receipt of the Registered Article after 18 working days from posting. SingPost will check with the USPS on the status of the item, and under the international postal agreement, USPS may take up to 60 days to reply to SingPost.

 

  • 28 August 2015

 

Canada – Registered Article

Canada Post has advised that it will not provide Registered Article status on its website www.canadapost.ca with immediate effect. Hence, tracking information is only available up to "Arrival at Destination Post" on SingPost website.

As Registered Article service is a Sign-For Service, online tracking is available for selected destinations only.

Customers in Singapore can raise enquiry with SingPost if the addressee confirms non-receipt of the Registered Article after 18 working days from posting. SingPost will check with the Destination Post on the status of the item, and under the international postal agreement, the Destination Post may take up to 60 days to reply to SingPost.

For urgent and important shipments, senders are encouraged to use SpeedPost Express or Priority service as it provides detailed online tracking information.

 

  •  5 August 2015

 

Australia – End of Strike

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that in view of the measures put in place by the exchange offices and customs management, the impact of the strike by Australia Border Force customs officials was minimized, and all inbound priority pre-LAT items were processed on time.

 

  • 30 July 2015

 

Australia – Strike

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that Australia Border Force customs officials at its inbound exchange offices have called a strike for Monday, 3 August 2015, during the peak processing times for inbound mail. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 23 July 2015

 

Australia – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that the roads have been fully cleared of snow, and normal deliveries have resumed.

 

  • 20 July 2015

 

Slovakia – IT Breakdown Resolved

The designated operator of Slovakia, Slovak Post, has advised that the IT problem has been resolved. Office of the exchange operations and IT scanning and messaging are back to normal. A loss of some tracking events is expected as the database has not been fully restored.

 

Australia – Service Disruption

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that heavy snowfall in New South Wales has resulted in the closure of motorways and other roads. Service delays are expected.

 

Australia – Strike on hold

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that the ongoing industrial action by Customs staff has been put on hold as negotiations have resumed. The planned action hasno significant impact on postal operations.

 

  • 15 July 2015

 

Slovakia – IT Breakdown

The designated operator of Slovakia, Slovak Post, has announced the breakdown of the entire domestic and international IT system with no back-up solution since Monday, 13 July 2015. Service delays are expected for registered letter post items and Speedpost items.

 

  • 8 July 2015

 

Germany – End of Strike

The designated operator of Germany, Deutsche Post AG, has advised that the strike by the trade union Ver.di has now ended. Postal operations is expected to return to normal soon.

 

  • 12 June 2015

 

Australia – Strike

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that staff of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services will be taking industrial action each day from Monday, 15 June 2015 until further notice. This action will range from go-slows to full walk-outs. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 11 June 2015

 

Germany – Strike

The designated operator of Germany, Deutsche Post AG, has advised that the trade union Ver.di has called a strike of postal workers. The strike commenced on the night of Monday, 8 June, and no end date has been announced by the union as of yet. Contingency plans are in place in order to limit the impact on postal operations, but processing of both inbound and outbound letter post and parcel post may nonetheless be disrupted or delayed.

 

  • 02 June 2015

 

Chile – Normal Operations

The designated postal operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that the strike by Chilean customs officials has ended. Normal postal operations have resumed.

 

  • 28 May 2015

 

Korea (Rep.) – Modification of the Postcode System

The designated operator of Korea (Rep.) has advised that as from 1 August 2015, the country’s current six-digit postcode system will be replaced with a five-digit system. As the new postcode system differs entirely from the existing one, the two systems will not be used together. Therefore, the new postcodes are to be used when addressing postal items to South Korea from 1 August 2015 onwards. Please visit Korea Post’s website [http://www.koreapost.go.kr] for more information.

 

  • 21 May 2015

 

Chile – Strike

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that staff of the national customs service have gone on an indefinite strike since 20 May 2015. Processing of incoming and outgoing mail items is likely to be delayed until further notice.

 

  • 14 May 2015

 

Chile – Flooding Update

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that normal operations have resumed in the Diego de Almagro administrative division.

 

  • 04 May 2015

 

Australia - Normal Operations

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that postal operations are back to normal in Queensland.

 

  • 04 May 2015

 

Australia - Floods

The designated operator of Australia. Australia Post, has advised that due to flooding caused by heavy rainfalls and wind since Friday 1 May 2015, there are damages to roadways and property in Queensland (postcodes starting with 4xxx), making the delivery of mail unsafe for Australia Post staff. Hence, service delays are expected.

 

Spain - Strike

The designated operator of Spain, Correos y Telégrafos, has advised that the trade unions have called for a general strike by postal workers on Monday, 4 May. All processing of inbound and outbound mails are likely to be severely disrupted on that day.

 

  • 28 Apr 2015

 

Chile – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that the disruptions caused by the volcanic eruption have ended and normal mail operations have resumed.

 

  • 27 Apr 2015

 

Chile – Volcanic Eruption

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that, following the Calbuco volcano eruption, the airports in the area are closed. This will lead to delivery delays for all categories of inbound international mail. The following communes are affected: Puerto Montt, Calbuco, Cochamó, Fresia, Frutillar, Los Muermos, Llanquihue, Maullín, Puerto Varas, Osorno, Puerto Octay, Purranque, Puyehue, Río Negro, San Juan de la Costa and San Pablo.

 

  • 23 Apr 2015

 

Chile – Flooding Update

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that the situation has returned to normal in most areas, with the exception of the Diego de Almagro administrative division. In that administrative division, mail acceptance and distribution is still suspended for all categories of items, until further notice.

 

  • 22 Apr 2015

 

Australia – Service Delays

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that very heavy rainfall and winds in New South Wales have resulted in flooding and damage to roads and property. Sydney Airport is still open but it is experiencing flight delays. This have affected mail operations and service delays are expected.

 

  • 21 Apr 2015

 

Yemen – Suspension of mail operations

The designated operator of Yemen, Yemen Post, has advised that because of military operations, the Sana'a International Airport is closed.Thus, Yemen Post cannot send or receive any mail. Members of the public are advised to defer mailing to Yemen for the meantime until further notice.

 

  • 07 Apr 2015

 

French Polynesia – End of Strike

The designated operator of French Polynesia, OPT PF, has advised that the strike has ended. Normal mail operations have resumed.

 

  • 06 Apr 2015

 

French Polynesia – Strike

The designated operator of French Polynesia, OPT PF, has advised that, as a result of a labour strike begun on 1 April 2015, the processing and forwarding of inbound and outbound mail will be severely affected as of that date. Service delays are expected.

 

  • 01 Apr 2015

 

Chile – Flooding Update

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that the red alert has been lifted in the administrative divisions of Antofagasta and Tocopilla, and mail distribution has resumed there. Service delays are still expected in the following administrative divisions, which is still under red alert : Copiapó, Caldera, Tierra Amarilla, Chañaral, Diego de Almagro, Vallenar, Alto del Carmen, Freirina, Huasco and Taltal.

 

Thailand - Service Update

The designated operator of Thailand has advised that there may be delay in mail processing and delivery of EMS items between 13 and 15 April as Thailand's National Holiday falls within this period.

 

  • 27 Mar 2015

 

Vanuatu – Service Update

The designated operator of Vanuatu has advised that it has commenced its EMS operations, including processing and delivery. However, due to the damages caused by Cyclone PAM to the country's infrastructure, delay in the delivery of EMS (Speedpost Priority) items is expected in some zones in the country until all services are fully restored.

 

Chile – Floods

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that serious flooding in northern Chile has led the Government to issue a red alert on 25 March in the following administrative divisions: Antofagasta, Tocopilla, Copiapó, Caldera, Tierra Amarilla, Chañaral, Diego de Almagro, Vallenar, Alto del Carmen, Freirina and Huasco. Service delays to these areas are expected.

 

  • 13 Mar 2015

 

Vanuatu – Service Disruption

The designated operator of Vanuatu has advised that due to Cyclone PAM, which is effecting the country operations throughout Vanuatu, services have been suspended from 12 March 2015 until further notice. There will be no EMS (Speedpost Priority) processing or deliveries until further advised.

 

  • 09 Mar 2015

 

Brazil – Resumption of normal services


The designated operator of Brazil has advised that the public emergency situation following severe flooding in the state of Acre is over. All postal services have been resumed.

 

  • 09 Mar 2015

 

Chile – Resumption of services


The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that the emergency situation is now over and services have returned to normal on 9 March 2015.

 

  • 06 Mar 2015

 

Brazil – Service Update

The designated operator of Brazil has advised that the strike by truck drivers in various regions of the country has ended. Normal deliveries have resumed.


It has also advised that the Brazilian city of Rio Branco, capital of the state of Acre, declared a public emergency situation on 3 March 2015 following severe flooding of the Acre River, which has affected various parts of the region. Acre state has been cut off from the rest of Brazil for several days. Service delay is expected.

 

  • 05 Mar 2015

 

Chile – Service Delays

The designated operator of Chile, CorreosChile, has advised that following the eruption of the Villarrica volcano on Tuesday, 3 March, the Government of Chile has issued a red alert and declared the areas as a disaster zone. Service delay is expected in the following affected localities namely: Pucón, Villarrica, Curarrehue and Licán Ray.

 

  • 25 Feb 2015

 

Malaysia – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Malaysia, Pos Malaysia, has advised that normal mail operations and deliveries have resumed throughout the country, following the recent flooding in Malaysia.

 

Australia – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Australia, Australia Post, has advised that the normal mail operations and deliveries, which have been disrupted by tropical cyclones, have resumed as of 24 February 2015.

 

Brazil – Service delays

The designated operator of Brazil has advised that there has been a strike/protest by truck drivers in Brazil since Monday, 23 February. Highways have been blocked in multiple states of Brazil and may cause delays in deliveries of postal items.

 

  • 24 Feb 2015

 

Jordan – Normal Operations

The designated operator of Jordan, Jordan Post, advised that normal mail operations and deliveries have resumed on Sunday, 22 February 2015.

 

  • 23 Feb 2015

 

Jordan – Disruption of Services

The designated operator of Jordan informed that poor weather conditions, with a severe snowstorm expected to hit the country from the evening of Thursday, 19 February 2015, would affect mail operations. Deliveries of EMS and parcel items are subject to delays until further notice.

 

Australia – Tropical Cyclones

The designated operator of Australia informed that due to two extreme weather events, i.e. tropical cyclones Marcia and Lam, mail operations for Queensland (4xxx); Northern Territory (08xx); Northern New South Wales: 2484 (Murwillumbah); and 2486, 2485, 2487, 2488, 2490, 4225 (Tweed Heads region) have been affected since Friday, 20 February 2015. Deliveries of mail items including EMS will be delayed until further notice.

 

  • 09 Feb 2015

 

Canada – Resumption of services

The designated operator of Canada has advised that the delivery of parcels and EMS has resumed in the Atlantic province.

 

  • 06 Feb 2015

 

Canada – Service Disruption

The designated operator of Canada has advised that severe winter storms have disrupted the processing and delivery of parcels and EMS to at least one Atlantic province of the country since 3 February 2015. Delivery of parcels and EMS items will be delayed until further notice.

 

  • 28 Jan 2015

 

Malaysia – Floods (Update)

The designated operator of Malaysia, Pos Malaysia, has advised that mail operations and deliveries have resumed following the recent flooding in the Malaysian states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Johor. However, in some areas of East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak), due to flooding, mail operations and deliveries continued to be affected.

 

  • 27 Jan 2015

 

Ukraine – Suspension of postal services to localities in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts (regions)

The designated operator of Ukraine, Ukrainian State Postal Enterprise (Ukrposhta) has advised that a legislatively adopted resolution lists of localities in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts (regions) where government authorities are temporarily unable to perform their powers fully or partially (localities beyond the government authorities' control). Therefore, Ukrposhta does not accept postal items addressed to the listed localities. As such, postal services to the following localities are thus suspended:

 

Donetsk Oblast cities/towns of Oblast significance:

– Donetsk (83001, 83003-83005, 83007-83012, 83014-83018, 83020-83025, 83027, 83030-83034, 83036-83039, 83041-83042, 83044-83045, 83047-83050, 83052-83054, 83056-83062, 83064, 83069, 83071-83074, 83076-83078, 83080-83082, 83084-83087, 83089, 83092, 83095, 83099, 83101-83102, 83108, 83110-83114, 83117, 83119-83120, 83122, 83491-83493, 83498-83499);

– Dokuchaievsk (85740-85741, 85743-85744); – Horlivka (84601, 84603-84605, 84607, 84609-84611, 84614, 84617-84618, 84622, 84624-84630, 84632, 84634-84635, 84637, 84646-84647, 84691-84693, 84695);

– Yenakiieve (except Vuhlehirsk) (86401-86402, 86404-86406, 86409, 86412, 86414, 86420, 86422, 86424, 86427, 86429-86430, 86450-86452, 86484, 86487-86492, 86494, 86496, 86498-86499);

– Zhdanivka (86397);

– Kirovske (86300, 86302, 86391);

– Makiyivka (86104-86112, 86114-86128, 86130-86137, 86139-86145, 86147, 86149-86151, 86154-86157, 86177, 86181-86186, 86189, 86192-86198);

– Snizhne (86500-86501, 86503, 86508, 86510, 86570, 86579, 86581, 86583, 86584, 86590-86591, 86595);

– Torez (86600-86609, 86617, 86691);

– Khartsyzk (incl. Zuhres) (86702-86704, 86706, 86709, 86781-86783, 86786, 86790, 86792-86793);

– Shakhtarsk (86202-86207, 86211);

– Yasynuvata (86000-86001, 86004-86008);

– and localities subordinated to the administrations of the above mentioned cities/towns.

localities in the following raions:

– Amvrosiїvskyi Raion (87301-87302, 87304, 87310, 87320-87321, 87323-87324, 87330, 87333, 87343, 87350, 87370-87371);

– Novoazovskyi Raion:

   - Pionerske village (87641); Prymorske village (87643); Kominternove village (87611); Vodiane village (87611); Zayichenko village (87611); Shyrokyne village   (87650); Berdianske village (87650); Pavlopil village (87610); Pyshchevyk village (87610); Chernenko village (87610); Lebedynske village (87640); Sopyne village (87641);

– Starobeshivskyi Raion (87201-87202, 87210, 87212, 87220-87221, 87230, 87232-87233, 87240, 87242-87243, 87250, 87252-87253, 87260-87263);

– Shakhtarskyi Raion (86202-86207, 86211, 86220-86222, 86230, 86233-86234, 86241, 86251-86252, 86260-86262).

Luhansk Oblast cities/towns of Oblast significance:

– Luhansk (91001-91002, 91004-91008, 91011-91012, 91014-91016, 91019-91021, 91024-91026, 91028-91029, 91031, 91033-91034, 91038, 91042-91043, 91045, 91047-91051, 91053-91055, 91057-91058, 91060, 91484, 91493);

– Alchevsk (94201-94207, 94213-94214, 94217, 94220, 94222, 94224);

– Antratsyt (94604-94608, 94610-94613);

– Brianka (94100-94108, 94113, 94191, 94193-94195);

– Kirovsk (93801, 93803, 93805-93808, 93890, 93892);

– Krasnyi Luch (94501-94503, 94505-94506, 94508-94511, 94513, 94517-94518, 94520, 94530, 94532-94534, 94540, 94548, 94550, 94552-94553, 94555, 94560, 94562-94563, 94566);

– Krasnodon (94401-94402, 94404-94405, 94407-94408, 94430);

– Pervomaisk (93200-93203, 93205, 93207);

– Rovenky (94701-94703, 94706-94707, 94780-94781, 94783-94787, 94790-94793);

– Sverdlovsk (94801-94802, 94806, 94809-94810, 94812); – Stakhaniv (94005, 94007-94008, 94010, 94012-94013, 94016, 94091-94092, 94095);

– and localities subordinated to the administrations of the above mentioned cities/towns.

localities in the following raions:

– Antratsytivskyi Raion (94604-94608, 94610-94613, 94620, 94623, 94625-94626, 94630, 94632, 94636-94637, 94640-94641, 94643-94644, 94650, 94653, 94655, 94660, 94664-94667, 94670, 94680-94684, 94686, 94690, 94694);

– Krasnodonskyi Raion (94401-94402, 94404-94408, 94412, 94414-94416, 94418, 94420-94421, 94425, 94427, 94430, 94433, 94440, 94443, 94446, 94450, 94454-94455, 94457, 94460, 94463, 94465-94466, 94470, 94472-94473, 94476, 94480-94484, 94486);

– Lutuhynskyi Raion (92000, 92006-92007, 92009-92016, 92018, 92020-92021, 92023, 92025-92026, 92028, 92030, 92040, 92042);

– Perevalskyi Raion (94300-94302, 94305, 94309, 94311, 94313-94314, 94320, 94323-94326, 94330-94332, 94341, 94343-94344);

– Sverdlovskyi Raion (94801-94802, 94806, 94810, 94812, 94820, 94822, 94824, 94830-94832, 94835, 94839-94840, 94842, 94850-94851, 94853, 94860, 94862-94863, 94865-94868, 94870);

– Slovianoserbskyi Raion (93701, 93706, 93720, 93721-93724, 93730-93731, 93733-93735, 93740-93741, 93743-93745, 93747)

 

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