Global Event Observer

The Observer informs you about current international events that might affect your  international letter or packet shipments.

Finland 16-Nov-
14-Apr
Border closures to extend until April 14: Media sources reported on February 8 that Finland will keep all eight border stations along its border with Russia closed until at least April 14. The affected border crossings include the ones in Vaalimaa, Nuijamaa, Imatra, Niirala, Vartius, Kuusamo, Salla, and Raja-Jooseppi. Further disruptions should be expected.
Netherlands 19-Feb-
25-Apr
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol partially closed for maintenance: Local media sources report that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS) will close its southern runway, Kaagbaan, for maintenance. The closure started on February 19 and will end on April 25. 5 functioning runways remain in operation during the maintenance. Disruptions to flight operation are likely.
Brazil 25-Feb-
25-Aug
Authorities declare state of emergency in Acre following flooding: Media sources on February 26 reported that authorities had declared a state of emergency in 17 municipalities in Acre, Brazil, after heavy rainfall resulted in flooding on February 25. According to reports, the areas impacted include Brasileia, Capixaba, Cruzeiro do Sul, Epitaciolândia, Feijó, Jordão, Mâncio Lima, Marechal Thaumaturgo, Plácido de Castro, Porto Acre, Porto Walter, Santa Rosa do Purus, Sena Madureira, Tarauacá, Xapuri and, Rio Branco. According to reports, the state of emergency will be in effect for 180 days. Business and transportation disruptions are likely.
Belgium 28-Feb-
01-Mar
Flight disruptions due to cabin crew strike: Media sources on February 27 reported that Brussels Airlines will cancel 20 percent of its scheduled flights on February 28 due to a cabin crew strike. Further cancellations are possible for the remaining strike days on February 29 – March 1. Logistics disruptions are expected.
Pakistan 1-Mar Heavy rainfall causes disruptions across Pakistan: Media sources on March 1 reported that heavy rainfall causes flooding and traffic disruptions in Karachi, Pakistan. The affected areas include Korangi, Landhi, Shah Faisal Colony, Malir, Tower, Saddar, Old City Area, Federal B Area, Surjani Town, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Shahrah-e-Faisal, DHA, and Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Traffic disruptions were reported in Malir Cantt, Model Colony, and Airport Road. An emergency has been declared in Sindh province. Further inclement weather is expected for the coming days. Business and logistics disruptions are expected.
Italy 4-Mar Cyclone Fedra causes landslides and avalanches across northern Italy: Media sources on March 5 indicate that road disruptions were reported in Northern Italy due to inclement weather caused by Cyclone Fedra which has brought heavy rain and strong winds to region since March 4. The most affected regions are Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, and Liguria. According to reports, some roads have been blocked by landslides and avalanches, including Provincial Road 23. Further weather disruptions are expected. Logistic disruptions are likely until weather conditions improve and clean-up operations are completed.
Haiti 4-Mar Postal services suspended amid state of emergency : Media sources reveal that most postal services to and within Haiti are cancelled as of March 19 amid ongoing gang violence and a related state of emergency. Most international flights in and out of Haiti are cancelled preventing international postal and cargo deliveries. Additionally, transportation within Haiti is unavailable preventing mail delivering within the country. The United States Postal Services (USPS) has suspended international mail acceptance to Haiti effective March 15 until further notice; other postal carriers are likely to do the same.  Cargo and postal disruptions are likely to continue until the situation within Haiti stabilizes.
Indonesia 5-Mar Flooding in Mojokerto City: Local media sources reported flooding in several areas of Mojokerto City, East Java, Indonesia on the afternoon of March 5. Several roads and highways, including the Meri Highway in Kranggan, were affected by the ongoing flood situation in the city. It was unclear how long the situation would last. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Italy 6-Mar Customs site failure causes nationwide processing delays: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on March 6 indicates that the Italian customs site has faced a failure the same day, causing nationwide processing delays. It remains unclear how long disruptions may persist.
Qatar 7-8-Mar

Customs system maintenance to cause 24-hour delays at Doha-Hamad International Airport:Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on March 7 indicated that a nationwide customs system maintenance has been scheduled in Qatar. This will take place between 23:30 local time on March 7 and 02:00 local time on March 8. As a result, a 24-hour delay in issuing customs declarations and deliveries has been expected. According to sources, customs offices at the Doha-Hamad International Airport (IATA: DOH) are among the most affected

Germany 7-9-Mar

Aviation workers strikes to disrupt flight operations: Media sources on March 4 indicated that Lufthansa ground handlers are set to go on strike from 04:00 local time on March 7 until 07:10 local time on March 9. Verdi Union has called for the strike as a part of the ongoing collective bargaining dispute against the Lufthansa management. Additionally, Verdi union also announced an aviation security forces strike at Hamburg and Frankfurt airports on March 7. All departures from Hamburg Airport have been cancelled on that day due to the strike. Disruptions to flight operations across Germany are likely during the announced strike dates.

United Arab Emirates 8-Mar Flooding across United Arab Emirates: Media sources on March 9 reported that heavy rainfall since the evening of March 8 in the United Arab Emirates led to flooding in cities across the country. Dubai, Sharjah, and Hatta were among the most affected cities. Road disruptions due to the flooding was also reported. Operations at Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB) were also reportedly affected. Lingering logistic disruptions are likely as clean-up operations continue.
France 8-Mar Heavy rains cause flooding in Gard and Ardeche departments of France: Media sources report that recent heavy rains that began on March 8 have caused flooding in parts of the Gard and Ardeche departments in southern France. Particularly impacted areas include Goudargues, Dions, Gagnières, and Saint-Martin-de-Valamas. Floodwaters have impacted roads and bridges throughout the region and led to at least 5 deaths. Inclement weather has begun to subside as of March 11; however, lingering business and transport disruptions are likely in the affected area.
Argentina 12-Mar Heavy rain causes flooding in Buenos Aires: On March 12, media sources reported that heavy rain has caused flooding and disruptions across Buenos Aires. The most affected areas include the neighbourhoods of La Matanza Partido, Parque Patricios, Mataderos, Parque Avellaneda, and Palermo. Additionally, flight operations have been disrupted by heavy rains and strong winds. Transportation and business disruptions are possible until the weather conditions improve.
Germany 12-Mar Lufthansa cabin crew announces new strike on March 12-13: Updated media sources report that Lufthansa’s cabin crew has called for new strikes at Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC) airports. The action will take place at FRA from 04:00-23:00 local time on March 12 and MUC during the same time period on March 13. Lufthansa has canceled around 1,000 flights across the two airports during the strike period. The action is the latest in a series of strikes targeting Lufthansa. Transportation and logistics disruptions are likely.
Australia 13-Mar Australia Post declares force majeure due to flooding in Western Australia: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on March 13 indicated that Australia Post has declared force majeure. Flooding across Western Australia has affected collection and delivery of all mail products. Among the most affected areas are the following postcode areas: 6440, 6725–6740, 6758, 6760, 6765 and 6770. Mail flows into and out of Australia are also likely to be affected due to transportation disruptions caused by the widespread flooding. It is unclear how long the disruptions may persist.  
Indonesia 13-Mar Flooding blocks National Route 1 in Semarang: Media sources on March 14 report that heavy rain has resulted in flooding that has cut traffic on National Route 1 in Semarang, Java, Indonesia. The Kaligawe-Genuk section of the highway is reportedly the worst impacted area. According to reports, hundreds of trucks have been stuck in traffic jams since around 23:00 local time on March 13. Transport and logistics disruptions are likely.
Austria 14-Mar Austrian Airlines cancels more than 100 flights: Media sources report that Austrian Airlines has cancelled at least 110 flights scheduled for March 14 amid the ongoing wage disputes. It remains unclear whether further cancellations could occur.
Germany 14-Mar Aviation worker strikes disrupt flight operations: Media sources on March 14 reported that Aviation security personnel are currently on strike at the Karlsruhe/Baden Airport (FKB), Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER), Hamburg Airport (HAM), and Stuttgart Airport (STR). Cargo and freight control personnel are also on strike at Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, and Stuttgart Airports. As a result, around 580 flights are likely to be cancelled across Germany on the same day. Additional strikes are also planned for March 15 at Dortmund Airport (DTM), Weeze Airport (NRN), and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB), Dresden Airport (DRS), Hannover Airport (HAJ), and Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ). Delays to flight operations are expected.
United States 15-Mar Severe weather prompts power outages in Ohio: Utility sources report that severe weather has caused power outages in Ohio, United States. According to sources, around 36,000 customers were without power as of 01:30 local time on March 15; the worst affected areas are Delaware, Licking, and Logan. Business and logistics disruptions are likely while power supply is disrupted.
Belarus 16-17-Mar Postal system upgrade to disrupt postal operations in Belarus: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 29 indicated that the postal operator of Belarus, Belpochta, reported scheduled maintenance on the IPS system on March 16-17. As a result of this and the transition to IPS 2023, periodic interruptions to IT services and tracking elements, EAD messages (EMSEVT, ITMATT, PREDES, RESDES, PRECON, RESCON and CARDIT) are to be expected. Belpochta is the state-owned postal operator of Belarus.
Uruguay 16-Mar Flooding in western and central Uruguay: Media sources on March 17 reported that heavy rain had caused flooding across western and central parts of Uruguay on March 16. Impacted departments include San José, Colonia, Florida, Paysandú, Canelones, Soriano, Río Negro, and Artigas. According to reports, at least 22 main roads and highways were closed in the affected regions due to flood. Lingering business and transportation disruptions are likely.
Iceland 17-Mar State-of-emergency declared following volcanic eruption: Media sources on March 17 reported that authorities have issued a state-of-emergency following a volcanic eruption in Reykjanes, Iceland. Sources indicated that the latest eruption occurred at ap-proximately 20:32 local time on March 16. Around 4,000 people have been evacuated. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Iraq 18-Mar Heavy rain causes flooding and landslides across northeastern Iraq: Media sources on March 20 reported that heavy rain since March 18 has led to flooding and landslides across northeastern Iraq. The most affected areas include Duhok Governorate, northern parts of Nineveh Governorate and Erbil. According to reports, several roads have been cut off by landslides in the Duhok Governorate, while in Erbil, floodwaters have reportedly inundated major roadways. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
China 19-Mar Wildfires burn across southern China : Media sources on March 19 reported that multiple wildfires have been burning across southern China. According to reports, the most affected provinces include Sichuan and Yunnan province. One of the largest fires is burning in Yajiang County, Sichuan, where it has consumed more than 10,000 hectares. Around 4,900 people have been evacuated as a result. Fire conditions are expected to improve in Sichuan Province but deteriorate in Yunnan Province over the coming days. Firefighting operations are underway; although logistic disruptions can be expected as the situation is not under control.
Czech Republic 20-Mar Farmers to stage tractor protest in Prachatice:Media sources on March 19 report that farmers will stage a tractor protest in Prachatice, South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic on March 20. Several farmers unions decided to join the protest movement in the region. The protest is planned from Strakonice to the border crossing in Strážné via Vimperk, Horní Vltavice, and Kubova Hu? at from around 08:00 local time on March 20. Logistics disruptions are likely in the region.
Ghana 20-Mar Internet outage disrupts postal services in Ghana: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on March 20 indicated that an internet outage has been disrupting the services of Ghana Post. As a result, delays to transmissions and longer processing times for postal operations, from counter services through to consolidation of mail at the airport for airlifting, have been reported. It remains unclear when operations will return to normal.
United States 21-Mar Multiple wildfires burn in West Virginia: Media sources on March 21 reported that multiple wildfires are burning across West Virginia, United States. The counties impacted are Marshall, Pendelton, Hardy, Grant, Wyoming, McDowell, and Monroe. Some evacuations are ongoing in Waites Run, Hardy County. Business and transpor-tation disruptions are likely.
Italy 21-22-Mar Poste Italiane workers announce nationwide strike: Media sources report that Poste Italiane workers will go on a nationwide strike on March 21 for 24 hours against the government’s policies related to privatization, precarious work, and a general increase in tariffs. Disruptions to collection, processing and delivery of postal items is expected.
United States 23-Mar Storm causes disruptions across New York and New Jersey: Media sources on March 23 reported that a coastal storm had caused flooding and disruptions in several parts of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey in the United States. Sources reported roadway disruptions due to floodwaters in the affected areas. Aviation disruptions were also reported in the region due to Inclement weather. Lingering business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Malaysia 25-Mar Flash floods occur in Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia after heavy rains: Media sources on March 25 indicated that heavy rain has led to flash floods in Rawang, Selangor State, Malaysia. The flash floods started at around 16:15 local time on the same day and inundated critical infrastructure and roads. Although the floodwaters have started receding, lingering logistic disruptions can be expected.
Spain 25-Mar-
04-Apr
Postal workers call for strikes in Bizkaia: Media sources on March 25 report that postal workers in Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain, called for strikes on March 25 - 27 and April 2 - 4 to protest poor working conditions. A four-hour work stoppage will be carried out daily during these days. These workers are members of the CCOO, ESK, CSIF, LAB, UGT, and ELA unions of Correos. Delays and disruptions to postal services should be expected.
United States 26-Mar

Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapses following accident: Media sources on March 26 report that the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, United States had collapsed at about 01:30 local time on the same day following a collision involving a containership. A state of emergency was declared following the accident. It has been estimated that repair works could take more than a year. Some logistics disruptions are likely.

Madagascar 27-Mar Tropical Cyclone Gamane approaches Sambava: Meteorological sources report that Tropical Cyclone Gamane is expected to make landfall around Sambava during the evening of March 27. Gamane is forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rain to northeastern Madagascar through at least March 28. Flood and landslide warnings are in effect for areas including Diana, Sava, and Analanjirofo. Storm surge warnings are in place along the coast of Sava from March 27. Business, transport, and logistics disruptions are likely in affected areas.
Portugal 27-Mar Yellow flood alert issued across Portugal : Media sources on March 27 report that authorities have issued a yellow weather warning for all of mainland Portugal due to flooding caused by heavy rains. The most affected areas are the North Coast and the Lisbon region. According to sources, over 600 occurrences of flooding have been reported and traffic restrictions have been put in place. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Madagascar 27-Mar Floods disrupt postal operations in Madagascar: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on April 4 indicated that postal operations have been disrupted in northern and eastern Madagascar due to floods caused by Cyclone Gamane. Floods have impacted the movement of letter-post, parcel-post, and EMS mail leading to delays in mail exchange and delivery. Additionally, power cuts and destruction of infrastructure are causing delays in the electronic tracking and data transmission systems. Delays in postal operations are likely to continue until the situation normalizes.
Spain 27-29-Mar Strike at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport: Media sources on March 21 reported that ground staff workers have threatened to go on strike at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (IATA: MAD), Spain. The strike will occur on March 27 and 29 and is being organized by the UGT union. It is estimated that 1,000 flights could be impact-ed by the strike. Disruption to aviation operations should be expected.
Austria 28-29-Mar Nationwide strike at Austrian Airlines: Media sources on March 23 reported that the Vida union has called for a nationwide strike against Austrian Airlines beginning from 00:00 local time on March 28 to 12:00 local time on March 29. The strikes will be held by the airline's cabin crew and pilots after failure in collective bargaining negotiations. Disruptions to flight operations are anticipated during the strike period.
Portugal 28-Mar-
30-Jul
TAP Air Portugal ground workers to launch overtime strike : Media sources reported that ground staff from TAP Air Portugal plans to strike from March 28 to July 30 due to the issue of overtime and wage increases. The workers are members of the National Federation of Civil Aviation Workers (SINTAC). Disruptions to flight operations are likely during the three-month period.
Kazakhstan 29-Mar Flooding disrupts postal services across Kazakhstan: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on April 16 indicated that the services of KazPost, the postal operator of Kazakhstan had been disrupted by severe weather conditions and flooding in the regions of Aktobe, Kostanay, Akmola, Atyrau and North Kazakhstan. As a result of floodwaters inundating roadways and impacting infrastructures, the collection and delivery of all inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) have been interrupted in postal codes beginning with 02****, 03****, 06****, 09****, 11**** and 15****. No timeline has been immediately provided as to when operations are likely to normalize.
India 31-Mar Flooding in parts of Guwahati: Media sources on March 31 report that persistent heavy rains had caused flooding in parts of Guwahati, Assam, India. Reports indicate that several roads and the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBIA) terminal have been inundated with floodwaters in the city. Most impacted areas include Jalukbari, Dharapur, Azara, and VIP. Further rains and thunderstorms are forecast through April 4, likely resulting in prolonged and worsened flooding. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Haiti 02-Apr Cargo disruptions continue in Haiti due to civil unrest: Updated intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on April 16 indicated that the state of emergency remains in effect in Haiti due to protests. As a result, cargo services continue to face interruptions. Reportedly, some locations for shipment pickup have reopened, while others located in Port-Au-Prince continue to operate partially with a skeleton staff. Nationwide cargo disruptions have been on-going since violence broke out in February. As per intelligence received on April 2, many logistics providers have suspended inbound and outbound shipments due to the deteriorating security situation, the closure of the country’s main airport. It remains unclear when operations will return to normal as the nationwide civil unrest persists.
France 02-03-Apr Postal workers launch nationwide strike: Media sources report that the unionized postal workers of La Poste will go on strike on April 2 at post offices throughout France to demand better working conditions and salaries. The unions including FO, the CGT, SUD, and the CFTC will support the postal worker strike. Mail and parcel deliveries are expected to be disrupted across the country during the strike.
Greece 02-04-Apr Customs officials launch 48-hour strike: Media sources report that customs officials in Greece have called for a 48-hour strike from 08:00 local time on April 2 to 08:00 local time on April 4. According to reports, traffic at all border crossings will remain suspended for movement of trucks and shipment in and out of Greece. Ports and Airports are also likely to be affected. Delays in the processing of cargo should be expected during the strike days.
Taiwan 03-Apr Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes Taiwan: Media sources on April 3 report that a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck near Hualien, Taiwan. Multiple aftershocks have been registered, with the strongest one registering at a magnitude of 6.5. Damages to infrastructure have been reported. The earthquake has also caused tsunami advisories to be issued for coastal areas in China, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Guam, Indonesia, and Palau. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Taiwan 03-Apr National Highway 9 closed following earthquake: Media sources on April 3 report that authorities in Taiwan have closed National Highway 9 (Suhua Highway) in multiple locations following a magnitude 7.4 earthquake. Sources indicated that rockfall have closed the highway near the Daqingshui Tunnel and Chongde Tunnel. It is unclear when the highway would reopen. Clean-up and rescue efforts are ongoing across the country. Transportation disruptions are expected.
France 04-Apr Flooding in Saône-et-Loire: Media sources on April 4 informed that heavy rainfall caused flooding in Saône-et-Loire, France. According to reports, the areas impacted by floodwaters include Rigny-sur-Arroux and Toulon-sur-Arroux. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
China 04-Apr Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Jiangxi Province: Media sources on April 4 reported that heavy rainfall caused flooding in Jiangxi province, China. According to reports, at least 11 districts including Nanchang and Jiujiang have been impacted. A level 4 emergency response have been initiated. Authorities have reported at least 7 fatalities with almost 313,000 residents evacuated. Business and logistics disruptions are to be anticipated until floodwaters recede.
Brazil 07-Apr Flooding and roadway disruptions in Salvador: Media sources on April 10 report that continuing rainfall since April 7 has caused flooding in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Road closures and landslides due to floodwaters have been reported. According to sources, the most impacted areas include Mussurunga, Itapuã, Nova Brasília, Sete de Abril and Bosque Real. Further rain is expected until at least April 13. Business and transportation disruptions are likely.
Russia 08-Apr State of emergency in Orenburg region due to flooding: Media sources on April 8 reported that the Russian government declared a federal emergency in Orenburg Oblast, Russia following a dam burst on April 5. More than 4,400 people have been evacuated. According to reports, the most affected areas include the city Orsk. Logistics and business disruptions are likely.
Australia 08-Apr Postal disruptions in parts of Australia: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on April 8 indicated that postal operations of Australia Post are disrupted in parts of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia due to flooding and road closures caused by inclement weather. The collection and delivery of all mail in the postcodes areas 2460, 2461, 2753, 2754, 2756, 2775, 2785, 4470, 4480 and 4490 are impacted. Delays in postal operations are likely to continue until floodwaters recede.
Kazakhstan 08-Apr State of emergency in regions of Kazakhstan due to flooding: Media sources reported on April 8 that 10 regions in Kazakhstan have declared state of emergency due to flooding from rapid snowmelt. The regions include Akmola, Aktobe, Atyrau, Karagandy, Kostanai, Pavlodar, West Kazakhstan, North Kazakhstan, Abai, and Ulytau. Damage to infrastructure has been reported. Disruptions to business and logistics are likely.
Russia 08-Apr Flood risk persist in southern Russia: Updated media sources on April 9 indicated that flooding will continue to affect southern parts of Russia as water levels of the Ural River are expected to reach the peak on April 10. On April 8, the Russian government declared a state of emergency in the Kurgan and Tyumen regions due to flooding. Evacuation orders have been issued by state authorities for both regions as well as around 6,000 people in the Orenburg region were evacuated. Business and logistic disruptions are likely to continue.
Philippines 09-Apr Customs delays occur after data breach in Philippines: Media sources reported on April 9 that the Philippines' Bureau of Customs (BOC) has been facing disruptions following a data breach. Reportedly, the reporting and ticketing systems were affected by the attack. As a result of the incident, security protocols were initiated and all compromised accounts and servers were locked. Information about cargo movements being monitored by the BOC have potentially been compromised. No estimations have been immediately disclosed regarding the duration of the disruption.
Bangladesh 10-Apr Customs delays occur at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport: Media sources reported on April 10 that technical issues have caused customs delays at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. According to sources, three of the airport's four explosive detection scanners broke down, resulting in cargo being stockpiled in facilities contributing to processing delays. Lingering cargo processing delays are to be expected.
Chile 11-Apr Nationwide strike across Chile: Media sources report that the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT) union called for a nationwide strike across Chile on April 11. The strike has been called to protest against the reforms of the Chilean government. Business and logistics disruptions are expected.
New Zealand 11-Apr Cargo delivery delays due to severe weather: Intelligence sources on April 11 indicate that cargo delivery delays are expected in some regions of New Zealand due to heavy rains that are causing floods. Severe weather is expected over the coming days. Business and transportation disruptions are likely.
Kenya 12-Apr Heavy rainfall causes flooding across Kenya: Media sources indicated that floods have been reported across Kenya due to heavy rains. Around 15,000 people have been displaced across the country including 9,000 in the capital Nairobi. The most impacted counties include Marsabit, Turkana, Tana River, Garissa, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Kisumu, Nairobi and Kitui. Damages to infrastructure and roadway disruptions have been reported along the Garissa-Nairobi Highway. Logistics disruptions are to continue till the flooding situation persists.
United States 12-Apr Heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of United States: Media sources on April 12 report that heavy rainfalls have caused flooding in parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Florida, United States. Traffic have been affected on several roadways due to floodwaters, including the Interstate-64 and Highway 119 in West Virginia, Interstate 376 in Pennsylvania, while complete closures occurred on several roads in Indiana. Further transportation disruptions are likely until weather conditions normalize.
Iran 13-Apr Flights suspended at airports in Iran: Media sources on April 14 reported that airports in Iran have suspended flights until 06:00 local time on April 15 after closing its airspace on April 13. Services have been affected at Iman Khomeini Airport, Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport, Shiraz, Isfahan, Bushehr, Kerman, Ilam, Sanandaj, and several other airports in the west of Iran. This comes after the region entered high alert following drone attacks on Israel on April 13. Lingering disruptions to aviation operations are likely.
Oman 14-Apr Flooding across multiple parts of Oman: Media sources report that heavy rainfall occurring on April 14 has caused flash floods and damages across multiple parts of Oman. Damages have been recorded in the Muscat, South and Northern Sharqiyah, Dakhiliya, and Dhahirah governates. As of April 15, five governorates, including Musandam, Al Buraimi, Al Dhahirah, and Al Dakhiliyah, have suspended work for the public and private sectors due to flooding. Further rainfall is expected until at least April 20. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
United Arab Emirates 16-Apr Postal disruptions due to severe weather: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on April 18 indicates that severe weather conditions have been disrupting postal services by Emirates Post Group since April 16. Reportedly, the collection and delivery of all inbound and outbound mail, including letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Services (EMS) has been disrupted across all cities in the country. Disruptions in postal operations are likely until the weather conditions improve.
United Arab Emirates 16-18-Apr Rainfalls disrupt operations at Dubai International Airport: Media sources on April 17 report that heavy rains and flooding resulted in flight delays and cancellations at Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB), United Arab Emirates. Aviation sources reported 347 delays at the airport on April 16 affecting 55 percent of daily departures. Logistics disruptions are expected to continue until April 18.
Greece 17-18-Apr Postal disruption likely due to strikes across Greece: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics indicated that the Confederation of the Greek Workers union has called for a 24-hour general strike on April 17. This action will reportedly affect both international and domestic mail collection and delivery operations of Hellenic Post. No timeline has been immediately disclosed regarding the consequent delays and congestion at major hubs.
Taiwan 18-Apr Flooding in parts of Taipei: On April 18, media sources reported that heavy rainfall caused flooding in several parts of Taipei, Taiwan. Road sections in Wugu, Sanchong, Lizhou, Yonghe, Xizhi, and Zhulin were flooded. Heavy rainfall also occurred in New Taipei, Keelung, and Taoyuan. Authorities had issued flood warnings for these areas. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Belgium 22-Apr Postal workers threaten strike: Media sources on April 15 report that Bpost workers in Belgium have threatened to stage a strike from April 22 over the potential loss of a newspaper distribution contract. The workers are mem-bers of the French-speaking CSC and CGSP unions; as of April 15, Flemish unions have not joined the call to strike. Unless averted the action will likely disrupt postal operations throughout Belgium.

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Finland 01-Feb Postal workers join nationwide strike: Media sources indicate that the Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) have confirmed their partic-ipation in a nationwide strike across Finland on February 1 and February 2 respectively. The work stoppages will be held from 00:00 to 02:00 local time on February 1 as well as on shifts starting from 18:00 local time on February 2. The strikes are to oppose the government's planned legisla-tive reforms related to social security cuts. Delays in the mail and parcel delivery services of Posti Group Oyj can be expected.
Finland 01-Feb Aviation workers to join in nationwide strikes: Media sources reported that the Aviation Union (IAU) and JHL unions have confirmed their participation in the nationwide strikes at almost all airports in Finland from February 1 to February 2. The strikes are to oppose the government's planned legislative reforms related to social security cuts. Disruptions to aviation operations are likely.
Germany 01-Feb Aviation workers to strike nationwide: Media sources report on January 31 that the Verdi trade union called on workers in the aviation security industry to go on a strike at the airports across Germany on February 1. Approximately 25,000 employees have been called upon to stop work from early in the morning until midnight. The strike will take place at Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Erfurt, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main and Stuttgart airports. Workers are demanding wage increases and bonuses. Disruptions are likely to affect flight and cargo operations at the airports.
France 01-Feb French farmers plan blockade of several highways leading to Belgian border: Media sources reported on February 1 that French farmers have planned a blockade of major highway crossings between France and Belgium, including the A22 at Rekkem, the A27 at Baisieux, and the A2 at Saint-Aybert. These border regions are likely to experience heavy traffic. Logistics disruptions are likely.
Germany 01-02-Feb Verdi union announces additional warning strike at Hamburg International Airport: Media sources on February 2 report that the Verdi union has announced an additional warning strike at Hamburg International Airport (IATA: HAM). The strike will take place between 03:00 and 11:59 local time on February 2. Most airport operations will be halted during the strike. Previously, on February 1, approximately 25,000 aviation security employees went on strike at multiple airports across Germany which included international airports in Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Erfurt, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main and Stuttgart. Disruptions to flight and cargo operations are to be expected.
Chile 02-Feb Wildfires continue to burn in Valparaiso: Media sources reported that wildfires continue to burn in parts of Valparaiso and have now destroyed at least 15,000 buildings across the state. Among the most affected areas are Vina del Mar and Quilpue. An improvement in the weather conditions is expected from February 11, with lower temperatures and higher humidity forecasted. Business and transportation disruptions are likely to continue until the weather conditions improve.
California, USA 04-Feb Storm causes floods in California: Media sources on February 5 informed that a storm (atmospheric river) impacted California, United States, on February 4. Authorities had issued a state of emergency for the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. Business and transportation disruptions are likely.
China 04-Feb Lingering postal and customs disruptions after IT upgrade: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics indicated that China Post has been experiencing disruptions during the upgrading of its IT system since February 4. The upgrade affected the ITMATT messages and all shipment types (letter post, parcel post and EMS). Though ITMATT messages transmission has started to resume from the night of February 7, customs inspection and clearance are likely to experience delays. 
Indonesia 05-Feb Heavy rains cause flooding in parts of Jakarta: Media sources on February 5 report that heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Jakarta, Indonesia. According to reports, the worst impacted districts were Kelapa Dua, South Sukabumi, North Sukabumi, Tegal Parang, and Pancoran. Sources indicate several roads were flooded in affected areas. Business and transport disruptions are likely while flooding persists.
Japan 05-Feb Heavy snowfall prompts road disruptions in central Japans: Media sources report that heavy snow which began on February 5 has prompted roadway disruptions in central Japan. Disruptions are worst in the Kanto-Koshin region, including Tokyo and Yokohama cities. Officials closed or restricted traffic on parts of multiple highways, including the Shutto, Tomei, New Tomei, and Chuo Expressways. Reports indicate that snowfall and resultant traffic restrictions eased as of January 6. Lingering transport and logistics disruptions are likely.
Colombia 05-Feb Heavy rains cause flooding in Bogota: Media sources report that heavy rains have caused flooding and traffic disruptions in Bogota on February 6. Logistics disruptions can be expected as traffic incidents and congestion were reported in the area.
United States 05-21-Feb Flooding persists in California with more rainfall expected until February 21: Updated media sources on February 9 indicate that further floodings are likely to affect California, United States. Heavy rainfalls are forecast to continue until at least February 21. Several areas have been reporting inundations of roads and infrastructure under the impacts of the atmospheric river systems, including Morro Bay and Los Ososand all of the southern counties of California, with San Diego being the most affected. At least 112,000 customers also experienced power outages. Lingering transportation disruptions are to be expected.
Chile 07-Feb Wildfires cause postal delays in Valparaíso region: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 7 indicated that the operations of CorreosChile have been disrupted due to wildfires in the Valparaíso region of Chile. A minimum of 24-hour delays are to be expected, while all deliveries have been suspended regarding shipments to and from the following areas: Viña del Mar, Quilpué, and Villa Alemana. Additional disruptions to the transportation, collection and delivery of letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items are also likely as long as the wildfires persist. 
Australia 08-09-Feb Flight disruptions due to pilots' strike: Media sources on February 5 report that the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) will launch a 24-hour strike on February 8 after the employer Network Aviation has demanded an 'intractable bargaining'. Flight disruptions following the strike are likely.
Italy 09-Feb Air transport handling workers to strike nationwide: On January 30, intelligence received by Everstream Analytics indicates that air transport handling workers across Italy are planning to launch a nationwide strike on February 9. The strike will last for 24 hours. Several unions including the OST, ADL, and FLAI will take part in the strike. Strikes are possible across all Italian airports but disruptions are especially expected for Milan Malpensa In-ternational Airport (IATA: MXP). Air logistics operations across Italy are likely to face delays while the strike is ongoing.
France 09-Feb IT issue causes disruptions in deliveries across France: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 9 reported that an IT issue occurred at La Poste, France. As the result, registered items have been receiving incorrect identification numbers, which have been causing disruptions to deliveries. No information has been immediately provided as to when operations may normalize, lingering delays in postal deliveries are to be expected.
Poland 09-Feb Farmers continue to protest nationwide in Poland: Media sources on February 21 indicated that farmers in Poland are continuing to protest nationwide. According to reports, around hundred roadway closures were reported across Poland on February 20 and continued to impact road transportation on February 21. Farmers have also escalated protests at checkpoints along the Polish-Ukrainian border, causing restrictions to cross border transportation. Road closures are likely to persist as farmers plan to carry out protests nationwide until at least March 10.
Poland 09-Feb Farmers to continue blocking border check points: Updated media sources on March 10 indicated that Polish farmers continue to block border check points along the border with Ukraine. Although, the farmers decided to temporarily unblock the Krakowiec-Korchowa check point until March 12 and resume the blockade from March 13. Meanwhile, Polish farmers have maintained protests at five other checkpoints namely Yahodyn, Ustyluh, Uhryniv, Rava-Ruska, and Medyka-Shehyni. The farmers are likely to continue the border protests until April 30. Logistics delays are likely. 
Japan 10-11-Feb Nationwide delays likely during update of tracking systems at Japan Post: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 5 indicated that Japan Post Co., Ltd, has scheduled maintenance works in its tracking systems. As a result, the transmission of EDI messages will be interrupted from 22:00 until 06:00 local time on February 10-11. All EDI messages will likely be sent after the technical updates.
Germany 11-13-Feb Aviation workers go on strike at Leipzig Halle Airport: Media sources report that the Verdi union has called on employees of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, operator to go on strike at Leipzig Halle Airport (IATA: LEJ) in Saxony, Germany from 00:00 local time February 11 until 00:00 local time February 13. The strike action is due to wage increase demands. Flight delays and cancelations are to be expected.
Turkey 12-Feb Heavy rain causes floods in Antalya: Media sources on February 13 reported that heavy rains since the night of February 12 have caused floods in parts of Antalya, Turkey. According to reports, authorities have declared an or-ange alert in the city due to the widespread flooding, that has caused one fatality. Several roads were also inundated, contributing to logistic disruptions. Courier services were suspended in Aksu, Dö?emealt?, Kepez, Konyaalt?, and Muratpa?a districts. Business and logistic disruptions are likely.
Oman 12-Feb Floods after heavy rainfall cause disruptions: Media sources report that flooding is causing disruptions in northern regions of Oman following heavy rain on February 12-13. All regions except for the governorates of Dhofar, Al Wusta, and Musandam were impacted. Inundated roads and roads blockades after landslides are reported. Though weather conditions are forecast to stabilize from February 14, ongoing business and transport disruptions are likely.
India 13-Feb Farmer protest disrupts traffic across Punjab-Haryana borders: Media sources on February 13 reported that a protest by over 200 farmer unions disrupted traffic at multiple Punjab-Haryana border crossings in India. Traffic advisories have been issued and a curfew is in place for the region. Consequent logistics disruptions are likely.
Kuwait 14-Feb Authorities close Kuwait International Airport: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 14 informed that authorities had closed Kuwait International Airport (IATA: KWI) due to a sudden decrease in visibility. Weather phenome-na likely cause the drop in visibility. According to reports, flights have been diverted to other air-ports. At the time of writing, it is unclear when visibility will improve. Business and transportation disruptions are likely.
Australia 14-19-Feb Further pilots’ strikes to cause disruptions: Media sources report that the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) announced further strikes in Western Australia on February 14-19. Previously, AFAP launched a 24-hour strike on February 8 after the employer Network Aviation demanded a bargaining. Further disruptions to flight operations are likely.
Brazil 14-Feb Flooding in Sao Paulo state: Media sources on February 14 report that heavy rain caused flooding in Sao Paulo state, Brazil. According to reports, worst affected areas include Bauru and Sao Paulo city. Several roads were closed due to waterlogging. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Kazakhstan 16-Feb Around 100 national highways affected by heavy snowfall: On February 16, media reports revealed that traffic restrictions and closures have been imposed on sections of around 100 national highways across 16 regions in Kazakhstan due to extreme winter weather. It is unclear how long the closures will last. Logistics disruptions are possible nationwide.
Czech Republic 19-Feb Farmers’ protest to cause disruptions: Media sources on February 19 report that farmers protest with convoys of tractors and agricultural equipment in Prague and various places in the Central Bohemian Region. The protest is organized by the Trade Union of Agricultural and Food Workers and the Association of Free Trade Unions of the Czech Republic. Logistics disruptions are likely.
Germany 19-21-Feb Gound workers’ strikes to cause flight disruptions: Media sources on February 19 report that the ground staff at Lufthansa will go on strikes in the cargo and technical areas from 20:00 local time on February 19 until 07:10 local time on February 21. The ground staff will stop work at the Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart locations. Flights operated by Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo are expected to be impacted.
Slovakia 19-Feb Farmers’ protests to cause disruptions in Slovakia: Media sources report that due to the farmers' protest starting from February 19, multiple traffic restrictions will be in place in many cities across Slovakia. The duration of protests has not been specified. Logistics disruption should be expected.
Bolivia 19-Feb Flooding in several parts of Bolivia: Media sources on February 22 report that flooding has occurred in a few areas in Bolivia due to heavy rainfall since February 19, when 289 out of 335 municipalities were under alerts. The most affected regions include the departments of La Paz and Santa Cruz. A few highways across the country have been closed due to floods. Disruptions to businesses and tranportation should be expected.
Germany 20-21-Feb Cargo workers start warning strike at Cologne-Bonn Airport: Media sources report on February 20 that cargo workers have started a 24-hour warning strike in the cargo area of Cologne Bonn Airport. Employees of UPS, FedEx and DHL have been called to this warning strike. This is due to ongoing collective bargaining negotiations. The strike will end on Feb-ruary 21 at 15:30 local time. Lingering disruptions are likely. 
Nigeria 20-Feb Heavy rain causes flooding in Lagos: Media sources on February 20 report that heavy rains have caused flash flooding across the Alimosho local government area of Lagos, Nigeria. Sources indicate the flooding has inundated streets and impacted vehicular movements, particularly in the areas of Abule-Egba, Command, Agege, and Egbeda. Some business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Ecuador 21-Feb Heavy rainfalls cause floodings across Ecuador: Media sources on February 21 reported that heavy rain has caused floods across regions of Ecuador. Consecutive days of rainfall caused 35 rivers to overflow affecting several provinces in the country. Floodings and landslides have reportedly damaged roads and infrastructure and displaced around 27,000 people. The most affected provinces include Guayas, Los Rios, Esmeraldas, Manabi, and El Oro. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue in the coming days. Transportation disruptions are likely to persist.
Netherlands 22-23-Feb

Flight cancellations due to Storm Louis: Media sources reported that carriers had canceled at least 64 flights to and from Amsterdam Air-port Schiphol on February 22 with a further 240 flights experiencing delays. Further cancelations into February 23 are possible as Storm Louis brings heavy rain and winds.

France 27-28-Feb Farmers to block France-Spain motorways: Media sources reported on February 26 that farmers have announced a fresh, extensive mobiliza-tion between Spain and France for February 27 and 28. Farmers in Southern Catalonia are planning a track protest close to the border on February 27, intending to obstruct the A9 and AP-7 freeways. On the other side of the border, farmers with tractors will cross the towns of Santa Llogaia d'Àl-guema, Borrassà, and Bàscara (south of Figueras) in a procession starting at 08:00 local time be-fore congregating on the AP-7. It is anticipated that this measure will seriously affect motorway traffic between France and Spain.
Israel 27-Feb Postal disruptions due to elections in Israel: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics indicates that operations of the Israel Postal Company will likely face disruptions on February 27 due to municipal elections. The Government of Israel has declared the day as a non-working day, and thus, the headquarter and operational facilities of the Israel Postal Company will remain closed on February 27. Israel Postal Company is the national postal operator of Israel. Lingering disruptions to postal operations are likely.
United States 27-Feb Wildfires cause disruptions across Oklahoma: Media sources report that dozens of forest fires have been burning across the state of Oklahoma, United States since February 27. More than 30,000 acres of land have been affected by the burning wildfires in 17 Oklahoma counties, including Choctaw County, Harper County, Dewey County, Woods County, Logan County, Ellis County, and Beaver County. The wildfires have impacted road traffic and forced closures on several highways across the state. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Greece 28-Feb Nationwide strike to cause flight cancellations in Greece: Media sources report that air traffic controllers are scheduled to take part in the nationwide 24-hour strike called by Greek largest public sector union ADEDY on February 28. On the specified day, flights to and from Greek airports will be grounded. Airlines will cancel all scheduled flights on their domestic and international networks during the strike.
United States 28-Feb
Disaster declaration in Texas due to wildfires: Media sources on February 28 reported that authorities had issued a disaster declaration for at least 60 counties in Texas, the United States following the breakout of multiple wildfires. Sources indicated that the Texas Panhandle region is most impacted, with at least 13 wildfires burning out of control. Several cities and towns including Amarillo are at risk of the wildfires. Highways 136, 83, and 23 are closed. Thousands of residents are being urged to evacuate. Business and transporta-tion disruptions are expected.
Argentina 28-Feb Flight operations disrupted due to nationwide strike: Media sources report that hundreds of flights throughout Argentina were canceled or rescheduled on February 28 due to a 24-hour nationwide strike by unionized air travel workers. Although all airports remained open, flight operations have been paralyzed nationwide according to the reports. Lingering disruptions should be expected.
Australia 28-Feb Australia Post declares force majeure due to wildfires in Victoria: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 29 indicated that Australia Post has declared force majeure with effect from February 28. Reportedly, wildfires in Victoria have been impacting the collection and delivery of all mail products. Among the most affected areas are the following postcode areas: 3352, 3373, 3467, 3468, 3477, 3478, 3469, 3370 and 3352. As a result of widespread wildfires, mail flows into and out of Australia are also likely due to transportation disruptions. It remains unclear how long the disruptions may persist.
United States 28-Feb Firefighters make progress to contain multiple wildfires in Texas:Updated media sources on March 7 reported that firefighters continue to make progress in tackling multiple wildfires in Texas, United States. According to reports, the Grape Vine Creek wildfire is now 96 percent contained after burning through 34,882 acres. The Windy Deuce wildfire is now 89 percent contained after burning through 144,206 acres. The Smokehouse Creek fire is 74 percent contained after burning an estimated 1,050,000 acres. Business and transportation disruptions are expected to persist until all the fires are completely extinguished.
Haiti 29-Feb Renewed armed violence in Port-au-Prince: On March 3, media reports indicate that armed violence has been rising in Port-au-Prince, Haiti since February 29 as armed gangs in the capital have launched coordinated attacks in a renewed effort to topple Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Telecommunications infrastructure in the city was re-portedly disrupted on March 3 by the fighting. Disruptions to business and transportation opera-tions are expected due to the ongoing unrest.

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Finland 16-Nov-
14-Apr
Border closures to extend until April 14: Media sources reported on February 8 that Finland will keep all eight border stations along its border with Russia closed until at least April 14. The affected border crossings include the ones in Vaalimaa, Nuijamaa, Imatra, Niirala, Vartius, Kuusamo, Salla, and Raja-Jooseppi. Further disruptions should be expected.
Netherlands 19-Feb-
25-Apr
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol partially closed for maintenance: Local media sources report that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS) will close its southern runway, Kaagbaan, for maintenance. The closure started on February 19 and will end on April 25. 5 functioning runways remain in operation during the maintenance. Disruptions to flight operation are likely.
Brazil 25-Feb-
25-Aug
Authorities declare state of emergency in Acre following flooding: Media sources on February 26 reported that authorities had declared a state of emergency in 17 municipalities in Acre, Brazil, after heavy rainfall resulted in flooding on February 25. According to reports, the areas impacted include Brasileia, Capixaba, Cruzeiro do Sul, Epitaciolândia, Feijó, Jordão, Mâncio Lima, Marechal Thaumaturgo, Plácido de Castro, Porto Acre, Porto Walter, Santa Rosa do Purus, Sena Madureira, Tarauacá, Xapuri and, Rio Branco. According to reports, the state of emergency will be in effect for 180 days. Business and transportation disruptions are likely.
Belgium 28-Feb-
01-Mar
Flight disruptions due to cabin crew strike: Media sources on February 27 reported that Brussels Airlines will cancel 20 percent of its scheduled flights on February 28 due to a cabin crew strike. Further cancellations are possible for the remaining strike days on February 29 – March 1. Logistics disruptions are expected.
Pakistan 1-Mar Heavy rainfall causes disruptions across Pakistan: Media sources on March 1 reported that heavy rainfall causes flooding and traffic disruptions in Karachi, Pakistan. The affected areas include Korangi, Landhi, Shah Faisal Colony, Malir, Tower, Saddar, Old City Area, Federal B Area, Surjani Town, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Shahrah-e-Faisal, DHA, and Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Traffic disruptions were reported in Malir Cantt, Model Colony, and Airport Road. An emergency has been declared in Sindh province. Further inclement weather is expected for the coming days. Business and logistics disruptions are expected.
Italy 4-Mar Cyclone Fedra causes landslides and avalanches across northern Italy: Media sources on March 5 indicate that road disruptions were reported in Northern Italy due to inclement weather caused by Cyclone Fedra which has brought heavy rain and strong winds to region since March 4. The most affected regions are Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, and Liguria. According to reports, some roads have been blocked by landslides and avalanches, including Provincial Road 23. Further weather disruptions are expected. Logistic disruptions are likely until weather conditions improve and clean-up operations are completed.
Haiti 4-Mar Postal services suspended amid state of emergency : Media sources reveal that most postal services to and within Haiti are cancelled as of March 19 amid ongoing gang violence and a related state of emergency. Most international flights in and out of Haiti are cancelled preventing international postal and cargo deliveries. Additionally, transportation within Haiti is unavailable preventing mail delivering within the country. The United States Postal Services (USPS) has suspended international mail acceptance to Haiti effective March 15 until further notice; other postal carriers are likely to do the same.  Cargo and postal disruptions are likely to continue until the situation within Haiti stabilizes.
Indonesia 5-Mar Flooding in Mojokerto City: Local media sources reported flooding in several areas of Mojokerto City, East Java, Indonesia on the afternoon of March 5. Several roads and highways, including the Meri Highway in Kranggan, were affected by the ongoing flood situation in the city. It was unclear how long the situation would last. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Italy 6-Mar Customs site failure causes nationwide processing delays: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on March 6 indicates that the Italian customs site has faced a failure the same day, causing nationwide processing delays. It remains unclear how long disruptions may persist.
Qatar 7-8-Mar

Customs system maintenance to cause 24-hour delays at Doha-Hamad International Airport:Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on March 7 indicated that a nationwide customs system maintenance has been scheduled in Qatar. This will take place between 23:30 local time on March 7 and 02:00 local time on March 8. As a result, a 24-hour delay in issuing customs declarations and deliveries has been expected. According to sources, customs offices at the Doha-Hamad International Airport (IATA: DOH) are among the most affected

Germany 7-9-Mar

Aviation workers strikes to disrupt flight operations: Media sources on March 4 indicated that Lufthansa ground handlers are set to go on strike from 04:00 local time on March 7 until 07:10 local time on March 9. Verdi Union has called for the strike as a part of the ongoing collective bargaining dispute against the Lufthansa management. Additionally, Verdi union also announced an aviation security forces strike at Hamburg and Frankfurt airports on March 7. All departures from Hamburg Airport have been cancelled on that day due to the strike. Disruptions to flight operations across Germany are likely during the announced strike dates.

United Arab Emirates 8-Mar Flooding across United Arab Emirates: Media sources on March 9 reported that heavy rainfall since the evening of March 8 in the United Arab Emirates led to flooding in cities across the country. Dubai, Sharjah, and Hatta were among the most affected cities. Road disruptions due to the flooding was also reported. Operations at Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB) were also reportedly affected. Lingering logistic disruptions are likely as clean-up operations continue.
France 8-Mar Heavy rains cause flooding in Gard and Ardeche departments of France: Media sources report that recent heavy rains that began on March 8 have caused flooding in parts of the Gard and Ardeche departments in southern France. Particularly impacted areas include Goudargues, Dions, Gagnières, and Saint-Martin-de-Valamas. Floodwaters have impacted roads and bridges throughout the region and led to at least 5 deaths. Inclement weather has begun to subside as of March 11; however, lingering business and transport disruptions are likely in the affected area.
Argentina 12-Mar Heavy rain causes flooding in Buenos Aires: On March 12, media sources reported that heavy rain has caused flooding and disruptions across Buenos Aires. The most affected areas include the neighbourhoods of La Matanza Partido, Parque Patricios, Mataderos, Parque Avellaneda, and Palermo. Additionally, flight operations have been disrupted by heavy rains and strong winds. Transportation and business disruptions are possible until the weather conditions improve.
Germany 12-Mar Lufthansa cabin crew announces new strike on March 12-13: Updated media sources report that Lufthansa’s cabin crew has called for new strikes at Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC) airports. The action will take place at FRA from 04:00-23:00 local time on March 12 and MUC during the same time period on March 13. Lufthansa has canceled around 1,000 flights across the two airports during the strike period. The action is the latest in a series of strikes targeting Lufthansa. Transportation and logistics disruptions are likely.
Australia 13-Mar Australia Post declares force majeure due to flooding in Western Australia: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on March 13 indicated that Australia Post has declared force majeure. Flooding across Western Australia has affected collection and delivery of all mail products. Among the most affected areas are the following postcode areas: 6440, 6725–6740, 6758, 6760, 6765 and 6770. Mail flows into and out of Australia are also likely to be affected due to transportation disruptions caused by the widespread flooding. It is unclear how long the disruptions may persist.  
Indonesia 13-Mar Flooding blocks National Route 1 in Semarang: Media sources on March 14 report that heavy rain has resulted in flooding that has cut traffic on National Route 1 in Semarang, Java, Indonesia. The Kaligawe-Genuk section of the highway is reportedly the worst impacted area. According to reports, hundreds of trucks have been stuck in traffic jams since around 23:00 local time on March 13. Transport and logistics disruptions are likely.
Austria 14-Mar Austrian Airlines cancels more than 100 flights: Media sources report that Austrian Airlines has cancelled at least 110 flights scheduled for March 14 amid the ongoing wage disputes. It remains unclear whether further cancellations could occur.
Germany 14-Mar Aviation worker strikes disrupt flight operations: Media sources on March 14 reported that Aviation security personnel are currently on strike at the Karlsruhe/Baden Airport (FKB), Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER), Hamburg Airport (HAM), and Stuttgart Airport (STR). Cargo and freight control personnel are also on strike at Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, and Stuttgart Airports. As a result, around 580 flights are likely to be cancelled across Germany on the same day. Additional strikes are also planned for March 15 at Dortmund Airport (DTM), Weeze Airport (NRN), and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB), Dresden Airport (DRS), Hannover Airport (HAJ), and Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ). Delays to flight operations are expected.
United States 15-Mar Severe weather prompts power outages in Ohio: Utility sources report that severe weather has caused power outages in Ohio, United States. According to sources, around 36,000 customers were without power as of 01:30 local time on March 15; the worst affected areas are Delaware, Licking, and Logan. Business and logistics disruptions are likely while power supply is disrupted.
Belarus 16-17-Mar Postal system upgrade to disrupt postal operations in Belarus: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 29 indicated that the postal operator of Belarus, Belpochta, reported scheduled maintenance on the IPS system on March 16-17. As a result of this and the transition to IPS 2023, periodic interruptions to IT services and tracking elements, EAD messages (EMSEVT, ITMATT, PREDES, RESDES, PRECON, RESCON and CARDIT) are to be expected. Belpochta is the state-owned postal operator of Belarus.
Uruguay 16-Mar Flooding in western and central Uruguay: Media sources on March 17 reported that heavy rain had caused flooding across western and central parts of Uruguay on March 16. Impacted departments include San José, Colonia, Florida, Paysandú, Canelones, Soriano, Río Negro, and Artigas. According to reports, at least 22 main roads and highways were closed in the affected regions due to flood. Lingering business and transportation disruptions are likely.
Iceland 17-Mar State-of-emergency declared following volcanic eruption: Media sources on March 17 reported that authorities have issued a state-of-emergency following a volcanic eruption in Reykjanes, Iceland. Sources indicated that the latest eruption occurred at ap-proximately 20:32 local time on March 16. Around 4,000 people have been evacuated. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Iraq 18-Mar Heavy rain causes flooding and landslides across northeastern Iraq: Media sources on March 20 reported that heavy rain since March 18 has led to flooding and landslides across northeastern Iraq. The most affected areas include Duhok Governorate, northern parts of Nineveh Governorate and Erbil. According to reports, several roads have been cut off by landslides in the Duhok Governorate, while in Erbil, floodwaters have reportedly inundated major roadways. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
China 19-Mar Wildfires burn across southern China : Media sources on March 19 reported that multiple wildfires have been burning across southern China. According to reports, the most affected provinces include Sichuan and Yunnan province. One of the largest fires is burning in Yajiang County, Sichuan, where it has consumed more than 10,000 hectares. Around 4,900 people have been evacuated as a result. Fire conditions are expected to improve in Sichuan Province but deteriorate in Yunnan Province over the coming days. Firefighting operations are underway; although logistic disruptions can be expected as the situation is not under control.
Czech Republic 20-Mar Farmers to stage tractor protest in Prachatice:Media sources on March 19 report that farmers will stage a tractor protest in Prachatice, South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic on March 20. Several farmers unions decided to join the protest movement in the region. The protest is planned from Strakonice to the border crossing in Strážné via Vimperk, Horní Vltavice, and Kubova Hu? at from around 08:00 local time on March 20. Logistics disruptions are likely in the region.
Ghana 20-Mar Internet outage disrupts postal services in Ghana: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on March 20 indicated that an internet outage has been disrupting the services of Ghana Post. As a result, delays to transmissions and longer processing times for postal operations, from counter services through to consolidation of mail at the airport for airlifting, have been reported. It remains unclear when operations will return to normal.
United States 21-Mar Multiple wildfires burn in West Virginia: Media sources on March 21 reported that multiple wildfires are burning across West Virginia, United States. The counties impacted are Marshall, Pendelton, Hardy, Grant, Wyoming, McDowell, and Monroe. Some evacuations are ongoing in Waites Run, Hardy County. Business and transpor-tation disruptions are likely.
Italy 21-22-Mar Poste Italiane workers announce nationwide strike: Media sources report that Poste Italiane workers will go on a nationwide strike on March 21 for 24 hours against the government’s policies related to privatization, precarious work, and a general increase in tariffs. Disruptions to collection, processing and delivery of postal items is expected.
United States 23-Mar Storm causes disruptions across New York and New Jersey: Media sources on March 23 reported that a coastal storm had caused flooding and disruptions in several parts of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey in the United States. Sources reported roadway disruptions due to floodwaters in the affected areas. Aviation disruptions were also reported in the region due to Inclement weather. Lingering business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Malaysia 25-Mar Flash floods occur in Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia after heavy rains: Media sources on March 25 indicated that heavy rain has led to flash floods in Rawang, Selangor State, Malaysia. The flash floods started at around 16:15 local time on the same day and inundated critical infrastructure and roads. Although the floodwaters have started receding, lingering logistic disruptions can be expected.
Spain 25-Mar-
04-Apr
Postal workers call for strikes in Bizkaia: Media sources on March 25 report that postal workers in Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain, called for strikes on March 25 - 27 and April 2 - 4 to protest poor working conditions. A four-hour work stoppage will be carried out daily during these days. These workers are members of the CCOO, ESK, CSIF, LAB, UGT, and ELA unions of Correos. Delays and disruptions to postal services should be expected.
United States 26-Mar

Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapses following accident: Media sources on March 26 report that the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, United States had collapsed at about 01:30 local time on the same day following a collision involving a containership. A state of emergency was declared following the accident. It has been estimated that repair works could take more than a year. Some logistics disruptions are likely.

Madagascar 27-Mar Tropical Cyclone Gamane approaches Sambava: Meteorological sources report that Tropical Cyclone Gamane is expected to make landfall around Sambava during the evening of March 27. Gamane is forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rain to northeastern Madagascar through at least March 28. Flood and landslide warnings are in effect for areas including Diana, Sava, and Analanjirofo. Storm surge warnings are in place along the coast of Sava from March 27. Business, transport, and logistics disruptions are likely in affected areas.
Portugal 27-Mar Yellow flood alert issued across Portugal : Media sources on March 27 report that authorities have issued a yellow weather warning for all of mainland Portugal due to flooding caused by heavy rains. The most affected areas are the North Coast and the Lisbon region. According to sources, over 600 occurrences of flooding have been reported and traffic restrictions have been put in place. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Madagascar 27-Mar Floods disrupt postal operations in Madagascar: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on April 4 indicated that postal operations have been disrupted in northern and eastern Madagascar due to floods caused by Cyclone Gamane. Floods have impacted the movement of letter-post, parcel-post, and EMS mail leading to delays in mail exchange and delivery. Additionally, power cuts and destruction of infrastructure are causing delays in the electronic tracking and data transmission systems. Delays in postal operations are likely to continue until the situation normalizes.
Spain 27-29-Mar Strike at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport: Media sources on March 21 reported that ground staff workers have threatened to go on strike at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (IATA: MAD), Spain. The strike will occur on March 27 and 29 and is being organized by the UGT union. It is estimated that 1,000 flights could be impact-ed by the strike. Disruption to aviation operations should be expected.
Austria 28-29-Mar Nationwide strike at Austrian Airlines: Media sources on March 23 reported that the Vida union has called for a nationwide strike against Austrian Airlines beginning from 00:00 local time on March 28 to 12:00 local time on March 29. The strikes will be held by the airline's cabin crew and pilots after failure in collective bargaining negotiations. Disruptions to flight operations are anticipated during the strike period.
Portugal 28-Mar-
30-Jul
TAP Air Portugal ground workers to launch overtime strike : Media sources reported that ground staff from TAP Air Portugal plans to strike from March 28 to July 30 due to the issue of overtime and wage increases. The workers are members of the National Federation of Civil Aviation Workers (SINTAC). Disruptions to flight operations are likely during the three-month period.
Kazakhstan 29-Mar Flooding disrupts postal services across Kazakhstan: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on April 16 indicated that the services of KazPost, the postal operator of Kazakhstan had been disrupted by severe weather conditions and flooding in the regions of Aktobe, Kostanay, Akmola, Atyrau and North Kazakhstan. As a result of floodwaters inundating roadways and impacting infrastructures, the collection and delivery of all inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) have been interrupted in postal codes beginning with 02****, 03****, 06****, 09****, 11**** and 15****. No timeline has been immediately provided as to when operations are likely to normalize.
India 31-Mar Flooding in parts of Guwahati: Media sources on March 31 report that persistent heavy rains had caused flooding in parts of Guwahati, Assam, India. Reports indicate that several roads and the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBIA) terminal have been inundated with floodwaters in the city. Most impacted areas include Jalukbari, Dharapur, Azara, and VIP. Further rains and thunderstorms are forecast through April 4, likely resulting in prolonged and worsened flooding. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Haiti 02-Apr Cargo disruptions continue in Haiti due to civil unrest: Updated intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on April 16 indicated that the state of emergency remains in effect in Haiti due to protests. As a result, cargo services continue to face interruptions. Reportedly, some locations for shipment pickup have reopened, while others located in Port-Au-Prince continue to operate partially with a skeleton staff. Nationwide cargo disruptions have been on-going since violence broke out in February. As per intelligence received on April 2, many logistics providers have suspended inbound and outbound shipments due to the deteriorating security situation, the closure of the country’s main airport. It remains unclear when operations will return to normal as the nationwide civil unrest persists.
France 02-03-Apr Postal workers launch nationwide strike: Media sources report that the unionized postal workers of La Poste will go on strike on April 2 at post offices throughout France to demand better working conditions and salaries. The unions including FO, the CGT, SUD, and the CFTC will support the postal worker strike. Mail and parcel deliveries are expected to be disrupted across the country during the strike.
Greece 02-04-Apr Customs officials launch 48-hour strike: Media sources report that customs officials in Greece have called for a 48-hour strike from 08:00 local time on April 2 to 08:00 local time on April 4. According to reports, traffic at all border crossings will remain suspended for movement of trucks and shipment in and out of Greece. Ports and Airports are also likely to be affected. Delays in the processing of cargo should be expected during the strike days.
Taiwan 03-Apr Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes Taiwan: Media sources on April 3 report that a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck near Hualien, Taiwan. Multiple aftershocks have been registered, with the strongest one registering at a magnitude of 6.5. Damages to infrastructure have been reported. The earthquake has also caused tsunami advisories to be issued for coastal areas in China, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Guam, Indonesia, and Palau. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Taiwan 03-Apr National Highway 9 closed following earthquake: Media sources on April 3 report that authorities in Taiwan have closed National Highway 9 (Suhua Highway) in multiple locations following a magnitude 7.4 earthquake. Sources indicated that rockfall have closed the highway near the Daqingshui Tunnel and Chongde Tunnel. It is unclear when the highway would reopen. Clean-up and rescue efforts are ongoing across the country. Transportation disruptions are expected.
France 04-Apr Flooding in Saône-et-Loire: Media sources on April 4 informed that heavy rainfall caused flooding in Saône-et-Loire, France. According to reports, the areas impacted by floodwaters include Rigny-sur-Arroux and Toulon-sur-Arroux. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
China 04-Apr Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Jiangxi Province: Media sources on April 4 reported that heavy rainfall caused flooding in Jiangxi province, China. According to reports, at least 11 districts including Nanchang and Jiujiang have been impacted. A level 4 emergency response have been initiated. Authorities have reported at least 7 fatalities with almost 313,000 residents evacuated. Business and logistics disruptions are to be anticipated until floodwaters recede.
Brazil 07-Apr Flooding and roadway disruptions in Salvador: Media sources on April 10 report that continuing rainfall since April 7 has caused flooding in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Road closures and landslides due to floodwaters have been reported. According to sources, the most impacted areas include Mussurunga, Itapuã, Nova Brasília, Sete de Abril and Bosque Real. Further rain is expected until at least April 13. Business and transportation disruptions are likely.
Russia 08-Apr State of emergency in Orenburg region due to flooding: Media sources on April 8 reported that the Russian government declared a federal emergency in Orenburg Oblast, Russia following a dam burst on April 5. More than 4,400 people have been evacuated. According to reports, the most affected areas include the city Orsk. Logistics and business disruptions are likely.
Australia 08-Apr Postal disruptions in parts of Australia: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on April 8 indicated that postal operations of Australia Post are disrupted in parts of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia due to flooding and road closures caused by inclement weather. The collection and delivery of all mail in the postcodes areas 2460, 2461, 2753, 2754, 2756, 2775, 2785, 4470, 4480 and 4490 are impacted. Delays in postal operations are likely to continue until floodwaters recede.
Kazakhstan 08-Apr State of emergency in regions of Kazakhstan due to flooding: Media sources reported on April 8 that 10 regions in Kazakhstan have declared state of emergency due to flooding from rapid snowmelt. The regions include Akmola, Aktobe, Atyrau, Karagandy, Kostanai, Pavlodar, West Kazakhstan, North Kazakhstan, Abai, and Ulytau. Damage to infrastructure has been reported. Disruptions to business and logistics are likely.
Russia 08-Apr Flood risk persist in southern Russia: Updated media sources on April 9 indicated that flooding will continue to affect southern parts of Russia as water levels of the Ural River are expected to reach the peak on April 10. On April 8, the Russian government declared a state of emergency in the Kurgan and Tyumen regions due to flooding. Evacuation orders have been issued by state authorities for both regions as well as around 6,000 people in the Orenburg region were evacuated. Business and logistic disruptions are likely to continue.
Philippines 09-Apr Customs delays occur after data breach in Philippines: Media sources reported on April 9 that the Philippines' Bureau of Customs (BOC) has been facing disruptions following a data breach. Reportedly, the reporting and ticketing systems were affected by the attack. As a result of the incident, security protocols were initiated and all compromised accounts and servers were locked. Information about cargo movements being monitored by the BOC have potentially been compromised. No estimations have been immediately disclosed regarding the duration of the disruption.
Bangladesh 10-Apr Customs delays occur at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport: Media sources reported on April 10 that technical issues have caused customs delays at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. According to sources, three of the airport's four explosive detection scanners broke down, resulting in cargo being stockpiled in facilities contributing to processing delays. Lingering cargo processing delays are to be expected.
Chile 11-Apr Nationwide strike across Chile: Media sources report that the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT) union called for a nationwide strike across Chile on April 11. The strike has been called to protest against the reforms of the Chilean government. Business and logistics disruptions are expected.
New Zealand 11-Apr Cargo delivery delays due to severe weather: Intelligence sources on April 11 indicate that cargo delivery delays are expected in some regions of New Zealand due to heavy rains that are causing floods. Severe weather is expected over the coming days. Business and transportation disruptions are likely.
Kenya 12-Apr Heavy rainfall causes flooding across Kenya: Media sources indicated that floods have been reported across Kenya due to heavy rains. Around 15,000 people have been displaced across the country including 9,000 in the capital Nairobi. The most impacted counties include Marsabit, Turkana, Tana River, Garissa, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, Meru, Kisumu, Nairobi and Kitui. Damages to infrastructure and roadway disruptions have been reported along the Garissa-Nairobi Highway. Logistics disruptions are to continue till the flooding situation persists.
United States 12-Apr Heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of United States: Media sources on April 12 report that heavy rainfalls have caused flooding in parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Florida, United States. Traffic have been affected on several roadways due to floodwaters, including the Interstate-64 and Highway 119 in West Virginia, Interstate 376 in Pennsylvania, while complete closures occurred on several roads in Indiana. Further transportation disruptions are likely until weather conditions normalize.
Iran 13-Apr Flights suspended at airports in Iran: Media sources on April 14 reported that airports in Iran have suspended flights until 06:00 local time on April 15 after closing its airspace on April 13. Services have been affected at Iman Khomeini Airport, Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport, Shiraz, Isfahan, Bushehr, Kerman, Ilam, Sanandaj, and several other airports in the west of Iran. This comes after the region entered high alert following drone attacks on Israel on April 13. Lingering disruptions to aviation operations are likely.
Oman 14-Apr Flooding across multiple parts of Oman: Media sources report that heavy rainfall occurring on April 14 has caused flash floods and damages across multiple parts of Oman. Damages have been recorded in the Muscat, South and Northern Sharqiyah, Dakhiliya, and Dhahirah governates. As of April 15, five governorates, including Musandam, Al Buraimi, Al Dhahirah, and Al Dakhiliyah, have suspended work for the public and private sectors due to flooding. Further rainfall is expected until at least April 20. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
United Arab Emirates 16-Apr Postal disruptions due to severe weather: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on April 18 indicates that severe weather conditions have been disrupting postal services by Emirates Post Group since April 16. Reportedly, the collection and delivery of all inbound and outbound mail, including letter-post, parcel-post and Express Mail Services (EMS) has been disrupted across all cities in the country. Disruptions in postal operations are likely until the weather conditions improve.
United Arab Emirates 16-18-Apr Rainfalls disrupt operations at Dubai International Airport: Media sources on April 17 report that heavy rains and flooding resulted in flight delays and cancellations at Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB), United Arab Emirates. Aviation sources reported 347 delays at the airport on April 16 affecting 55 percent of daily departures. Logistics disruptions are expected to continue until April 18.
Greece 17-18-Apr Postal disruption likely due to strikes across Greece: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics indicated that the Confederation of the Greek Workers union has called for a 24-hour general strike on April 17. This action will reportedly affect both international and domestic mail collection and delivery operations of Hellenic Post. No timeline has been immediately disclosed regarding the consequent delays and congestion at major hubs.
Taiwan 18-Apr Flooding in parts of Taipei: On April 18, media sources reported that heavy rainfall caused flooding in several parts of Taipei, Taiwan. Road sections in Wugu, Sanchong, Lizhou, Yonghe, Xizhi, and Zhulin were flooded. Heavy rainfall also occurred in New Taipei, Keelung, and Taoyuan. Authorities had issued flood warnings for these areas. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Belgium 22-Apr Postal workers threaten strike: Media sources on April 15 report that Bpost workers in Belgium have threatened to stage a strike from April 22 over the potential loss of a newspaper distribution contract. The workers are mem-bers of the French-speaking CSC and CGSP unions; as of April 15, Flemish unions have not joined the call to strike. Unless averted the action will likely disrupt postal operations throughout Belgium.

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Finland 01-Feb Postal workers join nationwide strike: Media sources indicate that the Finnish Post and Logistics Union (PAU) have confirmed their partic-ipation in a nationwide strike across Finland on February 1 and February 2 respectively. The work stoppages will be held from 00:00 to 02:00 local time on February 1 as well as on shifts starting from 18:00 local time on February 2. The strikes are to oppose the government's planned legisla-tive reforms related to social security cuts. Delays in the mail and parcel delivery services of Posti Group Oyj can be expected.
Finland 01-Feb Aviation workers to join in nationwide strikes: Media sources reported that the Aviation Union (IAU) and JHL unions have confirmed their participation in the nationwide strikes at almost all airports in Finland from February 1 to February 2. The strikes are to oppose the government's planned legislative reforms related to social security cuts. Disruptions to aviation operations are likely.
Germany 01-Feb Aviation workers to strike nationwide: Media sources report on January 31 that the Verdi trade union called on workers in the aviation security industry to go on a strike at the airports across Germany on February 1. Approximately 25,000 employees have been called upon to stop work from early in the morning until midnight. The strike will take place at Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Erfurt, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main and Stuttgart airports. Workers are demanding wage increases and bonuses. Disruptions are likely to affect flight and cargo operations at the airports.
France 01-Feb French farmers plan blockade of several highways leading to Belgian border: Media sources reported on February 1 that French farmers have planned a blockade of major highway crossings between France and Belgium, including the A22 at Rekkem, the A27 at Baisieux, and the A2 at Saint-Aybert. These border regions are likely to experience heavy traffic. Logistics disruptions are likely.
Germany 01-02-Feb Verdi union announces additional warning strike at Hamburg International Airport: Media sources on February 2 report that the Verdi union has announced an additional warning strike at Hamburg International Airport (IATA: HAM). The strike will take place between 03:00 and 11:59 local time on February 2. Most airport operations will be halted during the strike. Previously, on February 1, approximately 25,000 aviation security employees went on strike at multiple airports across Germany which included international airports in Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Erfurt, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main and Stuttgart. Disruptions to flight and cargo operations are to be expected.
Chile 02-Feb Wildfires continue to burn in Valparaiso: Media sources reported that wildfires continue to burn in parts of Valparaiso and have now destroyed at least 15,000 buildings across the state. Among the most affected areas are Vina del Mar and Quilpue. An improvement in the weather conditions is expected from February 11, with lower temperatures and higher humidity forecasted. Business and transportation disruptions are likely to continue until the weather conditions improve.
California, USA 04-Feb Storm causes floods in California: Media sources on February 5 informed that a storm (atmospheric river) impacted California, United States, on February 4. Authorities had issued a state of emergency for the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. Business and transportation disruptions are likely.
China 04-Feb Lingering postal and customs disruptions after IT upgrade: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics indicated that China Post has been experiencing disruptions during the upgrading of its IT system since February 4. The upgrade affected the ITMATT messages and all shipment types (letter post, parcel post and EMS). Though ITMATT messages transmission has started to resume from the night of February 7, customs inspection and clearance are likely to experience delays. 
Indonesia 05-Feb Heavy rains cause flooding in parts of Jakarta: Media sources on February 5 report that heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Jakarta, Indonesia. According to reports, the worst impacted districts were Kelapa Dua, South Sukabumi, North Sukabumi, Tegal Parang, and Pancoran. Sources indicate several roads were flooded in affected areas. Business and transport disruptions are likely while flooding persists.
Japan 05-Feb Heavy snowfall prompts road disruptions in central Japans: Media sources report that heavy snow which began on February 5 has prompted roadway disruptions in central Japan. Disruptions are worst in the Kanto-Koshin region, including Tokyo and Yokohama cities. Officials closed or restricted traffic on parts of multiple highways, including the Shutto, Tomei, New Tomei, and Chuo Expressways. Reports indicate that snowfall and resultant traffic restrictions eased as of January 6. Lingering transport and logistics disruptions are likely.
Colombia 05-Feb Heavy rains cause flooding in Bogota: Media sources report that heavy rains have caused flooding and traffic disruptions in Bogota on February 6. Logistics disruptions can be expected as traffic incidents and congestion were reported in the area.
United States 05-21-Feb Flooding persists in California with more rainfall expected until February 21: Updated media sources on February 9 indicate that further floodings are likely to affect California, United States. Heavy rainfalls are forecast to continue until at least February 21. Several areas have been reporting inundations of roads and infrastructure under the impacts of the atmospheric river systems, including Morro Bay and Los Ososand all of the southern counties of California, with San Diego being the most affected. At least 112,000 customers also experienced power outages. Lingering transportation disruptions are to be expected.
Chile 07-Feb Wildfires cause postal delays in Valparaíso region: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 7 indicated that the operations of CorreosChile have been disrupted due to wildfires in the Valparaíso region of Chile. A minimum of 24-hour delays are to be expected, while all deliveries have been suspended regarding shipments to and from the following areas: Viña del Mar, Quilpué, and Villa Alemana. Additional disruptions to the transportation, collection and delivery of letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items are also likely as long as the wildfires persist. 
Australia 08-09-Feb Flight disruptions due to pilots' strike: Media sources on February 5 report that the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) will launch a 24-hour strike on February 8 after the employer Network Aviation has demanded an 'intractable bargaining'. Flight disruptions following the strike are likely.
Italy 09-Feb Air transport handling workers to strike nationwide: On January 30, intelligence received by Everstream Analytics indicates that air transport handling workers across Italy are planning to launch a nationwide strike on February 9. The strike will last for 24 hours. Several unions including the OST, ADL, and FLAI will take part in the strike. Strikes are possible across all Italian airports but disruptions are especially expected for Milan Malpensa In-ternational Airport (IATA: MXP). Air logistics operations across Italy are likely to face delays while the strike is ongoing.
France 09-Feb IT issue causes disruptions in deliveries across France: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 9 reported that an IT issue occurred at La Poste, France. As the result, registered items have been receiving incorrect identification numbers, which have been causing disruptions to deliveries. No information has been immediately provided as to when operations may normalize, lingering delays in postal deliveries are to be expected.
Poland 09-Feb Farmers continue to protest nationwide in Poland: Media sources on February 21 indicated that farmers in Poland are continuing to protest nationwide. According to reports, around hundred roadway closures were reported across Poland on February 20 and continued to impact road transportation on February 21. Farmers have also escalated protests at checkpoints along the Polish-Ukrainian border, causing restrictions to cross border transportation. Road closures are likely to persist as farmers plan to carry out protests nationwide until at least March 10.
Poland 09-Feb Farmers to continue blocking border check points: Updated media sources on March 10 indicated that Polish farmers continue to block border check points along the border with Ukraine. Although, the farmers decided to temporarily unblock the Krakowiec-Korchowa check point until March 12 and resume the blockade from March 13. Meanwhile, Polish farmers have maintained protests at five other checkpoints namely Yahodyn, Ustyluh, Uhryniv, Rava-Ruska, and Medyka-Shehyni. The farmers are likely to continue the border protests until April 30. Logistics delays are likely. 
Japan 10-11-Feb Nationwide delays likely during update of tracking systems at Japan Post: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 5 indicated that Japan Post Co., Ltd, has scheduled maintenance works in its tracking systems. As a result, the transmission of EDI messages will be interrupted from 22:00 until 06:00 local time on February 10-11. All EDI messages will likely be sent after the technical updates.
Germany 11-13-Feb Aviation workers go on strike at Leipzig Halle Airport: Media sources report that the Verdi union has called on employees of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, operator to go on strike at Leipzig Halle Airport (IATA: LEJ) in Saxony, Germany from 00:00 local time February 11 until 00:00 local time February 13. The strike action is due to wage increase demands. Flight delays and cancelations are to be expected.
Turkey 12-Feb Heavy rain causes floods in Antalya: Media sources on February 13 reported that heavy rains since the night of February 12 have caused floods in parts of Antalya, Turkey. According to reports, authorities have declared an or-ange alert in the city due to the widespread flooding, that has caused one fatality. Several roads were also inundated, contributing to logistic disruptions. Courier services were suspended in Aksu, Dö?emealt?, Kepez, Konyaalt?, and Muratpa?a districts. Business and logistic disruptions are likely.
Oman 12-Feb Floods after heavy rainfall cause disruptions: Media sources report that flooding is causing disruptions in northern regions of Oman following heavy rain on February 12-13. All regions except for the governorates of Dhofar, Al Wusta, and Musandam were impacted. Inundated roads and roads blockades after landslides are reported. Though weather conditions are forecast to stabilize from February 14, ongoing business and transport disruptions are likely.
India 13-Feb Farmer protest disrupts traffic across Punjab-Haryana borders: Media sources on February 13 reported that a protest by over 200 farmer unions disrupted traffic at multiple Punjab-Haryana border crossings in India. Traffic advisories have been issued and a curfew is in place for the region. Consequent logistics disruptions are likely.
Kuwait 14-Feb Authorities close Kuwait International Airport: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 14 informed that authorities had closed Kuwait International Airport (IATA: KWI) due to a sudden decrease in visibility. Weather phenome-na likely cause the drop in visibility. According to reports, flights have been diverted to other air-ports. At the time of writing, it is unclear when visibility will improve. Business and transportation disruptions are likely.
Australia 14-19-Feb Further pilots’ strikes to cause disruptions: Media sources report that the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) announced further strikes in Western Australia on February 14-19. Previously, AFAP launched a 24-hour strike on February 8 after the employer Network Aviation demanded a bargaining. Further disruptions to flight operations are likely.
Brazil 14-Feb Flooding in Sao Paulo state: Media sources on February 14 report that heavy rain caused flooding in Sao Paulo state, Brazil. According to reports, worst affected areas include Bauru and Sao Paulo city. Several roads were closed due to waterlogging. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Kazakhstan 16-Feb Around 100 national highways affected by heavy snowfall: On February 16, media reports revealed that traffic restrictions and closures have been imposed on sections of around 100 national highways across 16 regions in Kazakhstan due to extreme winter weather. It is unclear how long the closures will last. Logistics disruptions are possible nationwide.
Czech Republic 19-Feb Farmers’ protest to cause disruptions: Media sources on February 19 report that farmers protest with convoys of tractors and agricultural equipment in Prague and various places in the Central Bohemian Region. The protest is organized by the Trade Union of Agricultural and Food Workers and the Association of Free Trade Unions of the Czech Republic. Logistics disruptions are likely.
Germany 19-21-Feb Gound workers’ strikes to cause flight disruptions: Media sources on February 19 report that the ground staff at Lufthansa will go on strikes in the cargo and technical areas from 20:00 local time on February 19 until 07:10 local time on February 21. The ground staff will stop work at the Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart locations. Flights operated by Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo are expected to be impacted.
Slovakia 19-Feb Farmers’ protests to cause disruptions in Slovakia: Media sources report that due to the farmers' protest starting from February 19, multiple traffic restrictions will be in place in many cities across Slovakia. The duration of protests has not been specified. Logistics disruption should be expected.
Bolivia 19-Feb Flooding in several parts of Bolivia: Media sources on February 22 report that flooding has occurred in a few areas in Bolivia due to heavy rainfall since February 19, when 289 out of 335 municipalities were under alerts. The most affected regions include the departments of La Paz and Santa Cruz. A few highways across the country have been closed due to floods. Disruptions to businesses and tranportation should be expected.
Germany 20-21-Feb Cargo workers start warning strike at Cologne-Bonn Airport: Media sources report on February 20 that cargo workers have started a 24-hour warning strike in the cargo area of Cologne Bonn Airport. Employees of UPS, FedEx and DHL have been called to this warning strike. This is due to ongoing collective bargaining negotiations. The strike will end on Feb-ruary 21 at 15:30 local time. Lingering disruptions are likely. 
Nigeria 20-Feb Heavy rain causes flooding in Lagos: Media sources on February 20 report that heavy rains have caused flash flooding across the Alimosho local government area of Lagos, Nigeria. Sources indicate the flooding has inundated streets and impacted vehicular movements, particularly in the areas of Abule-Egba, Command, Agege, and Egbeda. Some business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Ecuador 21-Feb Heavy rainfalls cause floodings across Ecuador: Media sources on February 21 reported that heavy rain has caused floods across regions of Ecuador. Consecutive days of rainfall caused 35 rivers to overflow affecting several provinces in the country. Floodings and landslides have reportedly damaged roads and infrastructure and displaced around 27,000 people. The most affected provinces include Guayas, Los Rios, Esmeraldas, Manabi, and El Oro. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue in the coming days. Transportation disruptions are likely to persist.
Netherlands 22-23-Feb

Flight cancellations due to Storm Louis: Media sources reported that carriers had canceled at least 64 flights to and from Amsterdam Air-port Schiphol on February 22 with a further 240 flights experiencing delays. Further cancelations into February 23 are possible as Storm Louis brings heavy rain and winds.

France 27-28-Feb Farmers to block France-Spain motorways: Media sources reported on February 26 that farmers have announced a fresh, extensive mobiliza-tion between Spain and France for February 27 and 28. Farmers in Southern Catalonia are planning a track protest close to the border on February 27, intending to obstruct the A9 and AP-7 freeways. On the other side of the border, farmers with tractors will cross the towns of Santa Llogaia d'Àl-guema, Borrassà, and Bàscara (south of Figueras) in a procession starting at 08:00 local time be-fore congregating on the AP-7. It is anticipated that this measure will seriously affect motorway traffic between France and Spain.
Israel 27-Feb Postal disruptions due to elections in Israel: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics indicates that operations of the Israel Postal Company will likely face disruptions on February 27 due to municipal elections. The Government of Israel has declared the day as a non-working day, and thus, the headquarter and operational facilities of the Israel Postal Company will remain closed on February 27. Israel Postal Company is the national postal operator of Israel. Lingering disruptions to postal operations are likely.
United States 27-Feb Wildfires cause disruptions across Oklahoma: Media sources report that dozens of forest fires have been burning across the state of Oklahoma, United States since February 27. More than 30,000 acres of land have been affected by the burning wildfires in 17 Oklahoma counties, including Choctaw County, Harper County, Dewey County, Woods County, Logan County, Ellis County, and Beaver County. The wildfires have impacted road traffic and forced closures on several highways across the state. Business and logistics disruptions are likely.
Greece 28-Feb Nationwide strike to cause flight cancellations in Greece: Media sources report that air traffic controllers are scheduled to take part in the nationwide 24-hour strike called by Greek largest public sector union ADEDY on February 28. On the specified day, flights to and from Greek airports will be grounded. Airlines will cancel all scheduled flights on their domestic and international networks during the strike.
United States 28-Feb
Disaster declaration in Texas due to wildfires: Media sources on February 28 reported that authorities had issued a disaster declaration for at least 60 counties in Texas, the United States following the breakout of multiple wildfires. Sources indicated that the Texas Panhandle region is most impacted, with at least 13 wildfires burning out of control. Several cities and towns including Amarillo are at risk of the wildfires. Highways 136, 83, and 23 are closed. Thousands of residents are being urged to evacuate. Business and transporta-tion disruptions are expected.
Argentina 28-Feb Flight operations disrupted due to nationwide strike: Media sources report that hundreds of flights throughout Argentina were canceled or rescheduled on February 28 due to a 24-hour nationwide strike by unionized air travel workers. Although all airports remained open, flight operations have been paralyzed nationwide according to the reports. Lingering disruptions should be expected.
Australia 28-Feb Australia Post declares force majeure due to wildfires in Victoria: Intelligence received by Everstream Analytics on February 29 indicated that Australia Post has declared force majeure with effect from February 28. Reportedly, wildfires in Victoria have been impacting the collection and delivery of all mail products. Among the most affected areas are the following postcode areas: 3352, 3373, 3467, 3468, 3477, 3478, 3469, 3370 and 3352. As a result of widespread wildfires, mail flows into and out of Australia are also likely due to transportation disruptions. It remains unclear how long the disruptions may persist.
United States 28-Feb Firefighters make progress to contain multiple wildfires in Texas:Updated media sources on March 7 reported that firefighters continue to make progress in tackling multiple wildfires in Texas, United States. According to reports, the Grape Vine Creek wildfire is now 96 percent contained after burning through 34,882 acres. The Windy Deuce wildfire is now 89 percent contained after burning through 144,206 acres. The Smokehouse Creek fire is 74 percent contained after burning an estimated 1,050,000 acres. Business and transportation disruptions are expected to persist until all the fires are completely extinguished.
Haiti 29-Feb Renewed armed violence in Port-au-Prince: On March 3, media reports indicate that armed violence has been rising in Port-au-Prince, Haiti since February 29 as armed gangs in the capital have launched coordinated attacks in a renewed effort to topple Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Telecommunications infrastructure in the city was re-portedly disrupted on March 3 by the fighting. Disruptions to business and transportation opera-tions are expected due to the ongoing unrest.

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