Service Updates & Upcoming Public Holidays – w/c 9th March

Here you will find the latest global service updates and a list of upcoming worldwide public holidays. This is updated throughout the week with latest information available.

Service Updates

Brazil – Truck drivers across Brazil have been on strike since Wednesday 18 February. The strike has now been called off and as of the 5th March services are back to normal. Resolved (issue start date: 18/02/15 – updated 09/03/15)

Canada & USA – A number of factors have resulted in delays to mail processing at JFK, New York, these are: A change of Ground Handling Services for one of the airlines has caused a build up of mail. Continuing severe weather conditions along with a significant increase in mail volumes from China ahead of the Chinese New Year, has resulted in delays of at least 24 hours.

The USPS is working on processing the inbound mail volumes as quickly as possible, and has put a 24 hour operation in place to support this, as well as working with US Customs to find ways of speeding up the flow through. Ongoing (issue start date: 02/02/15 – updated 17/02/15)

Chile – The Villarrica volcano erupted on Tuesday 3rd March. The Government of Chile issued a red alert and declared a disaster zone in the surrounding areas which was lifted on 9th March. As a result mail services to the following areas will have and may continue to experience disruption: Pucón, Villarrica, Curarrehue and Licán Ray. Resolved (issue start date: 03/03/15 – updated 09/03/15)

China – High volumes of mail arriving in Shanghai and Guangzhou are resulting in backlogs and capacity issues for China Post. Delays to mail services are likely. Ongoing (issue start date: 03/11/14)

France – Industrial action may affect delivery to the following areas: St-Denis (60190) & Balma (31130). Ongoing (issue start date: 09/03/15)

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania – Mail despatches to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are currently experiencing minor delays due to airline availability issues. As a result we anticipate a delay to mail services of an extra day due to the reduced flight availability. Ongoing (issue start date: 19/02/15)

Sri Lanka – Due to airline capacity issues, mail sent from the 24th Feb-4th March may be delayed by approx. 5-6 working days. Resolved (issue start date: 24/02/15)

Ukraine – Delivery of mail for the Crimea and Sevastopol (postal codes 95000 – 99999) regions remains suspended. Ongoing (issue start date: 18/03/14)

Upcoming Public Holidays

Feb 15th – Vietnam
Feb 16th – Argentina, Brazil, Canada (regional), Lithuania, Serbia, USA
Feb 17th – Argentina, Brazil, India (regional), Serbia, Vietnam
Feb 18th – Brazil, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
Feb 19th – India (regional), South Korea, Thailand (regional), China, Vietnam
Feb 20th – Malaysia (regional), South Korea, Vietnam
Feb 21st – Bangladesh, Taiwan, Vietnam
Feb 22nd – Taiwan, Vietnam
Feb 23rd – Brunei, China, Cyprus, Greece, Russia, Taiwan
Feb 24th – China, Estonia
Feb 25th – Kuwait
Feb 26th – Kuwait
Feb 27th – Taiwan
Feb 28th – Spain (regional), Taiwan

March 1st – Qatar, South Korea, Spain (regional), Switzerland (regional), Uruguay
March 2nd – Australia (regional), Bulgaria, Nigeria (regional)
March 3rd – Bulgaria
March 4th Malaysia (regional), Thailand
March 5th – India (regional), Israel, Sri Lanka
March 6th – Ghana, India (regional)

March 9th – Australia (regional), New Zealand (regional)
March 11thLithuania
March 15th – Hungary
March 16th Mexico
March 17th – Bangladesh, Ireland
March 19th – Colombia, Malta, Spain (regional), Switzerland (regional)
March 20th –
Azerbaijan, Spain (regional)
March 21st –
Azerbaijan, India (regional), Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Africa
March 22nd 
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan
March 23rd –
Argentina, Azerbaijan, Colombia, India (regional), Kazakhstan, New Zealand (regional), Pakistan
March 24th –
Argentina, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan
March 25th –
Greece, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia (regional)


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