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Global Event Observer

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

Coming Weeks

Guatemala 25-Nov Guatemala’s International Mail Services Still Suspended: Correos y Telégrafos de Guatemala reports that, for logistical reasons, it will not be able to recommence mail delivery within the allocated time (originally planned for 15 January 2017). By the end of January, Correos y Telégrafos de Guatemala will provide an update on the progress made.
Thailand 13-Jan Flood Situation in Southern Thailand: Although the flood situation in the south of the country has slightly improved, the following 10 provinces are still affected by flooding: Phatthalung, Narathiwat, Songkhla, Pattani, Trang, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chumphon, Krabbe and Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Philippines 16-Jan Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao – Floods in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao: The regions of Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao have been hit by severe flooding. One of the worst hit areas is Cagayan De Oro City in the province of Misamis Oriental; a state of emergency has been declared.
Netherlands 17-Jan Amsterdam – Power Outage Hit Amsterdam – Postal Services Back to Normal: After large parts of Amsterdam and the surrounding area, including the Office of Exchange IMU Amsterdam, had been hit by a power outage, PostNL reports that the power failure / electricity breakdown problems are solved and the situation is back to normal.  

Processing of the outbound and inbound volumes has fully restarted again. There is no backlog left.



Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Bolivia 18-Jan

Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Bolivia – Current State of Postal Services to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Bolivia / Deutsche Post AG, OE Frankfurt:

Guatemala | Further Suspension of Postal Services
As reported earlier today (No. 35), Correos y Telégrafos de Guatemala reports that it will not be able to recommence mail delivery due to logistical reasons, within the allocated time. Therefore Deutsche Post AG extends the suspension of postal services to Guatemala currently until 31 January 2017. All incoming items to Guatemala will continue to be stamped and returned to sender.

Nicaragua and Honduras | Resumption of Postal Services
The Deutsche Post AG resumes postal services to Nicaragua NIMGA and Honduras HNTGU with immediate effect. The stored letters will be conveyed successively until the middle of next week.

Bolivia | Further Suspension of Postal Services
Postal services to Bolivia BOLPB are still suspended. The Deutsche Post AG will store letters and parcels until the conveyance is possible again.

Georgia 19-Jan Epiphany (orthodox) - National
United Kingdom 19-21-Jan British Airways – BA to Cancel Some Short-Haul Flights During Strike: During the three-day strike, British Airways will operate all its long-haul services to and from Heathrow
United States 19-Jan Florida: Robert E. Lee's Birthday - Regional
United States 19-Jan Texas: Confederate Memorial Day - Regional
Azerbaijan 20-Jan Day of National Mourning - National
Italy 20-Jan

Announcement of Aviation Strikes in Italy: The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport informs about the following aviation strikes:
00:00 - 23:59

  • Alitalia SAI staff
  • Airport employees at Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Milan Linate (LIN)
    14:00 - 18:00
  • Security staff at Milan Linate (LIN)
United States 20-Jan District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia: Inauguration of the US-President Day - Regional
Bolivia 22-23-Jan Plurinational State Foundation Day - National
India 23-Jan Assam, Odisha (Orissa), Tripura, West Bengal: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti - Regional
New Zealand 23-Jan Wellington: Provincial Anniversary Day - Regional
Italy 23-Jan Aviation Strikes in Italy Postponed: The aviation strikes at Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports, originally planned for January 20, have been postponed to January 23. The strike by Alitalia staff, also announced for 20 January, has been canceled.
Romania 24-Jan Union of the Romanian Principalities - National
Egypt 25-Jan January 25 Revolution Day - National
India 25-Jan Himachal Pradesh: Statehood Day - Regional
Australia 26-Jan Australia Day - National
India 26-Jan National Day - National



China, South Korea, Taiwan 27-Jan Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve - National
Vietnam 27-Jan Tet Eve (Vietnamese New Year's Eve) - National
Brunei Darussalam 28-Jan New Year's Day (chinese) - National
Lots of countries (Asia) 28-30-Jan Chinese Lunar New Year - National
Thailand 28-Jan Narathiwat, Pattani, Satun, Yala: Chinese Lunar New Year - Regional
Vietnam 28-30-Jan Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year) - National
New Zealand 30-Jan Auckland: Provincial Anniversary Day - Regional
New Zealand 30-Jan Nelson: Provincial Anniversary Day - Regional

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Past Events

United States 2-Jan Flight Disruptions in Chicago: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) has experienced dozens of flight cancellations and flight delays.



Azerbaijan, Montenegro, New Zealand, Serbia 3-Jan New Year's Holiday - National
Burkina Faso 3-Jan Revolution Day - National

 
United Kingdom 3-Jan Scotland: New Year's Holiday - Regional
Russia 3-6-Jan New Year's Holiday - National
Azerbaijan 4-Jan New Year's Holiday - National
India 5-Jan Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu/Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan: Guru Govind Singh Jayanti - Regional
Bosnia Herzegovina 6-Jan Republika Srpska: Christmas Eve (orthodox) - Regional
Montenegro 6-Jan Christmas Eve (orthodox) - National
Lots of countries (Europe) 6-Jan Epiphany - National
Egypt 7-Jan Coptic Christmas - National
Bosnia Herzegovina 7-Jan Republika Srpska: Christmas Day (orthodox) - Regional
Cambodia 7-Jan Victory Day over the Genocidal Regime - National
Several Countries (Eastern Europe) 7-Jan Christmas Day (orthodox) - National
Bosnia Herzegovina 9-Jan Republika Srpska: Republic Day - Regional
Japan 9-Jan Coming of Age Day - National
Cambodia 9-Jan Victory Day over the Genocidal Regime Holiday - National
Colombia 9-Jan Epiphany Holiday - National

Montenegro, Ukraine 9-Jan Christmas Day Holiday (orthodox) - National
Panama 9-Jan Martyrs' Day - National
The Bahamas 10-Jan Majority Rule Day - National
Argentina 11-Jan Jujuy – Flooding in Northern Argentina: Floods and landslides following heavy rain have caused serious damage in the north of Argentina. Several roads were impassable. Particularly affected is the province of Jujuy.
India 11-Jan Assam: Fateha Dwaj Daham - Regional
Morocco 11-Jan Independence Manifesto Day (1944) - National
India 12-Jan West Bengal: Swami Vivekananda Jayanti - Regional




Germany, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom
12-Jan

Severe Storms and Heavy Snowfall in Parts of Europe: Severe storms and heavy snowfall have caused severe impairments and traffic disruptions in parts of Europe.

Germany

Hurricane-force winds and snowfall have particularly hit Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Lower Saxony, causing large-scale power outages and massive road and rail traffic disruptions. Some rail connections and motorways were temporarily closed.

Switzerland

In the cantons of Bern and Basel-Landschaft, squalls caused power outages and rail traffic disruptions. On the A2 motorway, snowfall disrupted traffic between the Chiasso-Brogeda border crossing and the Gotthard Tunnel.

United Kingdom

Heavy snowfall particularly affects Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of England. At London Heathrow (LHR) airport, numerous flights were preventively cancelled on January 12. Storm flood warnings were issued in southern England.

According to meteorologists, further severe storms are expected in France, the Benelux countries, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Sri Lanka 12-Jan Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day - National
India 13-Jan Andhra Pradesh, Telangana: Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai - Regional
United States 13-Jan Virginia: Lee Jackson Day - Regional
Germany 13-Jan Frankfurt Airport (FRA) – Weather-related Flight Disruptions in Germany: Snowfall and hurricane blasts disrupted air traffic, especially at airports in the north and west of Germany. Also Frankfurt Airport (FRA) reported numerous flight cancellations.
Thailand 13-Jan Flood Situation in Southern Thailand: Although the flood situation in the south of the country has slightly improved, the following 10 provinces are still affected by flooding: Phatthalung, Narathiwat, Songkhla, Pattani, Trang, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chumphon, Krabbe and Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Bosnia Herzegovina 14-Jan Republika Srpska: New Year's Day (orthodox) - Regional
India 14-Jan Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu: Pongal - Regional
India 14-Jan Assam, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana: Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu - Regional
Malaysia 14-Jan Negeri Sembilan: State Public Holiday - Regional
Sri Lanka 14-Jan Tamil Thai Pongal Day - National
Tunisia 14-Jan Revolution and Youth Day - National
India 15-Jan Andhra Pradesh, Assam: Kanuma Panduga - Regional
India 15-Jan Puducherry, Tamil Nadu: Thiruvalluvar Day - Regional
Malaysia 15-Jan Kedah: State Public Holiday - Regional
India 16-Jan Tamil Nadu: Uzhavar Thirunal - Regional
United States 16-Jan Martin Luther King Day - National
United States 16-Jan Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi: Robert E. Lee's Birthday - Regional
United States 16-Jan Arizona, New Hampshire: Civil Rights Day - Regional
United States 16-Jan Idaho: Human Rights Day - Regional
United Kingdom 19-21-Jan British Airways – British Airways Cabin Crews Extend Strike Action: British Airways cabin crews have announced a 72-hour strike. However, the strike action is expected to cause only minor flight disruptions.
United Kingdom 19-21-Jan British Airways – BA to Cancel Some Short-Haul Flights During Strike: During the three-day strike, British Airways will operate all its long-haul services to and from Heathrow and all services to and from Gatwick, London City and Stansted. One percent of BA short-haul flights at Heathrow Airport will be canceled.
Italy 20-Jan

Announcement of Aviation Strikes in Italy: The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport informs about the following aviation strikes:

00:00 - 23:59

  • Alitalia SAI staff
  • Airport employees at Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Milan Linate (LIN)

14:00 - 18:00

  • Security staff at Milan Linate (LIN)

Service Disruption is provided by DHL as a courtesy to its customers. DHL is not responsible and assumes no liability for any inaccuracies, which may be contained within.
This information and its composition is based on selected high quality sources. The professional research, analysis and consolidation process is carried out by DHL Control Tower / Qensio.