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Ukraine - January 11, 2019

The State Enterprise of Special Post, is currently dealing with a backlog of EMS mail. This follows the recent embargo on cargo and mail imports at Boryspil International Airport (KBP), and the significant increase in volumes of incoming international mail following the lifting of that embargo. Consequently, the processing and delivery of EMS items in Ukraine is currently taking longer than normal.

 

ANTIGUA and BARBUDA - January 8, 2019

Postal Staff at the General Post Office have been on strike since January 2, 2019. Globegistics will continue to accept and process mail and parcels, but volumes will be held at the International Sortation Centers (ISC) until the strike is resolved.

Australia - December 7, 2018

The severe weather and bush fires that affected parts of New South Wales, Australia, since November 30, 2018 have stopped. Postal services in the areas affected returned to normal as of Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Australia - November 28, 2018

As of November 28, 2018, a severe weather event, with rain and floods, in Sydney and neighboring parts of New South Wales, Australia, is impacting the collection and delivery of all mail products for the state (postcodes 2xxxx).

There will also be impacts on mail flows in and out of Australia due to large delays at Sydney airport and issue transporting the mail to/from the airport.

Canada - November 6, 2018

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action in Newmarket, Sarnia, Amherstburg, Delhi, St. Thomas and Owen Sound, Ont. and in Rouyn-Noranda, Val d’Or, La Sarre and Hautes-Laurentides, Quebec. Since October 22, CUPW’s rotating strikes have now shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 100 communities across the country.

CUPW is also conducting strikes in Pickering, London, Scarborough and Barrie, Ont., Saguenay Lac St-Jean and Mont-Joli in Quebec, and Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge, Alta.

Strikes have ENDED in Simcoe, St. Catharines, Welland, Guelph, Fort Erie and Brantford, Ont.

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Italy - November 6, 2018

Severe weather conditions since October 29 till November 2, 2018, are affecting the mainland, Lampedusa, Linosa, Pantelleria and Favignana islands. These conditions have a serious impact on mail pickup and delivery.

Belgium - November 6, 2018

A rotating industrial action announced by the trade unions, taking place between November 7-13, 2018, mail services are expected to be heavily disrupted during that period, impacting inbound and outbound operations as well as domestic deliveries.

Israel - November 6, 2018

A general strike, affecting postal services, flights, transportation, government services, etc., has been called for Wednesday, November 7, 2018. This will result in delays in postal services in general, and EMS in particular.

Canada - November 5, 2018

CUPW strikes are continuing.  Please click the link below for up to the minute information.

Globegistics is still accepting and processing mail and parcels destined to Canada. More information.

Latin America - November 1, 2018

November 1 and 2, 2018 are holidays in parts of Latin America and may cause delays in deliveries of mail and packages in the following countries:

Chile – Customs will remain open to receive cargo but there will be no clearances or deliveries on November 1 and 2.

Brazil – Customs is closed on November 2 and no deliveries will be made.

Mexico – Customs is closed on November 2 and no deliveries will be made.

Colombia – there is no holiday and deliveries will be made.

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