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Delivery Bulletins are sent weekly with information about situations that affect distribution.

This week's bulletin contains updates about: : France, Austria, USA, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Panama and Bolivia.

Venezuela: Express Courier via DHL Please note that as of 16 June and until further notice, both inbound and outbound DOC + NON DOC services to and from Venezuela have been temporarily suspended due to continuing issues with local Customs systems. 

Tajikistan: Due to a decree from the government of the Republic of Tajikistan, service both to and from Tajikistan has been suspended until further notice.

Royal Mail updates International Post


Start date: 2nd August
End date : 16th August

OE Frankfurt reports that postal services to Bolivia are suspended with effect from 2 August 2017. All Airlines that fly to Bolivia have currently proclaimed embargos on transport of mail due to capacity bottlenecks. All mail bound for Bolivia will be stored in the OE Frankfurt until 16 August 2017. If the situation remains unchanged, the postal items will be returned to the sender after the elapsed deadline.


Start date: 1st August
End date : ongoing

Heavy rains in Panama have resulted in flooding and landslides in the central provinces of Colón, Panamá Oeste, and Veraguas as of August 1. Continued storms are forecast for the region through August 9.


Start date: 1st August
End date : ongoing

Heavy downpour and flooding in the northeastern and upper central parts of Thailand are causing delays in mail operations and transportation. Delivery of all postal items is affected in the postcode areas: 33xxx, 34xxx, 37xxx, 40xxx, 41xxx, 44xxx, 46xxx, 47xxx, 48xxx, 49xxx, 64xxx, 65xxx, 66xxx and 67xxx.


Start date: 29th July
End date: 6th August

Air France staff based at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) announced strike action from July 29 until August 6.


Start date: 24th July
End date: ongoing

Several extensive wildfires are currently spreading in southeastern France. The situation is particularly critical in the department Var. Warnings have also been issued for the departments Vaucluse, Alpes-Maritimes and Haute-Corse (Corsica). The A51 highway between the towns of Manosque and Aix-en-Provence has been closed to all traffic.


Start date: 23rd July
End date: ongoing

Several forest fires are currently spreading in central and southern parts of Portugal. About 20 villages trapped by fires have been evacuated so far.


Start date: 25th July
End date: ongoing

Torrential rain caused severe flooding and roadblocks in several regions of Germany. Particularly affected were the south of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt (Harz) and the north of Thuringia. Lower Saxony and Thuringia are at risk of further flooding.


Start date: 23rd July
End date : ongoing

Torrential rain has caused major flooding and landslides in the north of Japan. Hundreds of houses were flooded in Akita Prefecture. One of the hardest-hit areas was the city of Daisen.

New Zealand

Start date: 27th July
End date : ongoing

The winter weather is again causing road closures in parts of the South Island. As a result, courier pick ups from Fairlie, Cave and Lake Tekapo as well as delivery or pick up to Mount Cook are currently not possible.


Start date: 25th July
End date : ongoing

Heavy rains have caused significant flooding in the western states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Rail and road transport has been affected; some national highways are closed due to flooding. Significant transportation disruptions should be anticipated in the affected regions.


Start date: 26th July
End date : 27th July

In Venezuela, a 48-hour general strike in all sectors has been called for July 26 and 27, which could bring public life to a standstill again.



Start date: June 2017

There may be delays in the handling and delivery of inbound postal items during an adjustment period for the implementation of new customs procedures. The new procedures began at the end of June 2017, with Hellenic Post (Elta) acting as a direct representative of customs authorities. Together with the use of new information systems, the new procedures will reduce customs clearance time.


Start date: 9th July
End date : 10thy July

The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport informs that Techno Sky air traffic controllers in Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa and Monte Settepani will stage a 24-hour.


Start date: 8th July
End date :

Severe weather with thunderstorms and strong winds hit Poland, causing nationwide damages, power outages and disruptions in road and rail traffic
Start date: 12th July
End date: 12th July

The air traffic controllers' strike, which was announced for May 28, was postponed to July 12, and will take place from 13 p.m. - 17 p.m.


Start date: 6th July
End date : ongoing

Heavy rain and severe weather have caused flooding in Northern parts of Germany. Besides Lower Saxony, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania especially the capital Berlin is affected. At Berlin Tegel Airport many flights had to be cancelled or had to be rerouted. One of Berlin's busiest highways, the A100, had to be shut down for hours because of the deluge. Firefighters in Berlin declared a state of emergency. Massive traffic disruptions have to be expected

Austria, Switzerland, Italy

Start date: 21st June
End date : 25th June

Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail have hit Austria since June 21, causing power outages, flooding, mudslides and traffic disruptions.
At present, the districts of Deutschlandsberg, Leibnitz, Südoststeiermark, Hartberg-Fürstenfeld, Graz-Surroundings and Liezen in Styria as well as the Gail- and Mölltal, Villach-Land, Völkermarkt and the Lavanttal in Carinthia are particularly affected.
On June 25, further severe thunderstorms with hail and torrential rain raged in Switzerland especially in the area around Lugano in the Ticino as well as in Italy in the Lombardy and in the region Emilia Romagna.


Start date: 27th June
End date : 4th July

Canada Post informs about expected mail delivery and pickup disruptions in Ottawa due to extended road closures for the Canada 150 celebrations.


Start date: 24th June
End date : 25th June
Adverse weather conditions again led to flight cancellations and delays in China during the weekend. The following airports were particularly affected:
• Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA)
• Shanghai Pudong Int'l (PVG)
• Guangzhou (CAN)
• Shenzhen (SZX)
• Beijing (PEK)
• Hangzhou Xiaoshan Int'l (HGH)

Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays

Start date: 25th June
End date : 30th June
During the Eid celebrations, there will be no deliveries to the countries listed below:
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Start date: 24th June
End date : 25th June

Private security staff at all airports across Portugal, including those in Azores and Madeira, plan to go on a 48-hour strike.


Start date: 22nd June
End date :
Severe weather caused considerable disruption in rail, road and air traffic on 22 June, particularly in northern and eastern Germany. Major railway routes have been interrupted, and highway sections were closed. Flights at Berlin’s Tegel and Schoenefeld airports were either canceled or delayed.


Start date: 19th June
End date : ongoing

Severe weather in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic caused hundreds of flight cancellations and delays from and to the following US airports:
New York-LaGuardia (LGA), Newark (EWR), Boston Logan Int’l (BOS), John F. Kennedy Int’l (JFK), Chicago O’Hare Int’l (ORD),Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Washington-Ronald-Reagan-National (DCA), Philadelphia (PHL), Baltimore (BWI), Washington-Dulles-Int’l (IAD), Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW)


Start date: 20th June
End date : ongoing

Australia Post reports on expected delivery delays for some Express Post parcels in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania due to technical aircraft issues.


Start date: 30th June
End date :

Several trade unions in Brazil have called for a general strike to shut down Brazil's largest cities.


Start date: 16th June
End date : ongoing

Severe weather affected central and southern Chile, causing flooding, damage to buildings and roads as well as power outages. The regions of Biobío and Araucanía were most affected. Also in Santiago Metropolitan Region, many roads were inundated.

Sri Lanka

Start date: 26th June
End date :

Postal unions in Sri Lanka announced to launch further strike action. Unless averted, delays in mail processing and delivery are expected.


Start date: 1st July
End date : 31st July

Samarkand International Airport (SKD) will be closed for runway reconstruction. Uzbekistan Airways will be operating no flights to the airport during this period


Start date: 1st June
End date : 31st August

The Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo International Airport (TUC) in Tucumán will be closed because of scheduled maintenance works. Flights to and from the airport will be diverted to airports such as Termas de Río Hondo Airport in Santiago del Estero


Start date: 28th May

The following nationwide aviation strikes have been announced in Italy:
• Air traffic controllers: 13:00 – 17:00
• ENAV personnel: 10:00 – 18:00
• Alitalia pilots and flight attendants: 10:00 – 18:00 Unless averted, considerable flight disruptions are to be expected.

Start date: 29th May

A nationwide lorry driver strike is planned in Italy. The strike will last four hours; the time will be decided at local level. Blocked highways and roads, including access to Italian airports, are to be expected.


Start date: 19th May
End date : 22nd May

A state of emergency has been declared in Washington County, Indiana, on 19 May after severe flooding damaged buildings and inundated roads. Flooding was also reported in Magoffin County and Allen County, Kentucky as well as in Sumner County, Tennessee.

Start date: 22nd May
End date: ongoing

Due to severe weather, hundreds of flights from and to the following US airports were delayed and numerous canceled yesterday:
• John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
• Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
• LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
• Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
• Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)


Start date: 25th May
End date : 26th May

25th May 2017 - is Ascension Day in the Netherlands. This is a national holiday and therefore there will be no hand over or delivery of mail. On Friday 26 May 2017 all PostNL facilities will be open again.


Start Date: 17/05/2017

End date: 18/05/2017

Industrial action, 24 hour strike with the usual delays following while backlogs are cleared


Start date: 15th May

End date: ongoing

Canada Post reports on current weather related delivery disruptions: suspension of mail delivery to the entire province of Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador (Gander), also delivery disruptions at New Brunswick (Edmunston).


Start Date: 15/05/2017

End Date: 31/12/2017

Extensive construction at Boston Airport will result in delays to this entry point until the end of the year. This includes a full 40 day period when the main runway will be completely closed.


Start date: 17th March

End date: 25th March

The ground services strike at Helsinki Airport in Finland that started just over a week ago continued on Friday. 17th March from 3pm to 7pm (local time). According to Posti Ltd., the strike caused delays to the handling of airmail, from both inbound and outbound volumes.

Future strike warnings:

  • Wednesday 22nd March from 2pm to 6pm

  • Thursday 23rd March from 2pm to 6pm

  • Friday 24th March from 2pm to 6pm


Start date: 18th March

End date: 20th March

Two unions representing nearly half of Air France's flight attendants have called for a three-day strike from 18th to 20th March. Delays could be expected.


Start date: 20th March

End date: 21st March

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport informs us about a 24-hour nationwide aviation strike. Unless averted, significant flight disruptions are expected.


Start date: 12th March

End date: ongoing

Following sustained heavy rainfall in parts of North Island, parts of Auckland experienced flash flooding during a severe storm, causing power outages and traffic disruptions due to road closures. Also, State Highway 1 near Kaikoura (South Island) remains blocked by floodwater.


Start date: 13th March

End date: ongoing

Heavy rain has caused flooding and landslides in 711 districts of Peru; the northern coast is particularly affected. Further torrential rain is predicted for the coming days.


Start date: 18th March

End date: 18th April

The National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) has given strike notice from 18th March to 18th April 2017.


Thailand Post have informed us that the situation in the southern part of Thailand has returned to normal. Mail operations, including delivery of postal items, have resumed in all affected areas.

Thailand Post thanks everyone for their cooperation during this time.


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