July 25, 2022


Industry Updates


USPS Updates


NEW ZEALAND – Services to New Zealand for PMI/PMEI, and IPA/ISAL Mbag will resume July 15th.


CeP service will be available to additional countries effective end of July: Greece, Iceland, Italy, and Thailand.


International Service Disruptions


AFGHANISTAN – All mail and parcel services suspended indefinitely.


AUSTRALIA – Services in NSW are gradually returning to normal following extensive flooding. There are still delays in the following postcodes which suffered most impact: 2747, 2748, 2749, 2750, 2752, 2753, 2754, 2756, 2757, 2758, 2759, 2765, 2775. Available capacity on

flights is still challenging.


GREECE – Hellenic Post have updated that they are currently experiencing an IT system issue. The post are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible, however items destined for Greece may

experience delays until this has been fixed.


ITALY – Poste Italiane are reporting the backlogs/delays in processing parcels through postal customs have significantly improved, with final mile deliveries now only impacted by a few days.


JAMAICA – Jamaica Post has advised that their international mail processing centre has been

experiencing IT issues affecting connectivity and customs-related procedures which has prevented the processing of International Mail. As a result, delays should be expected to items destined for Jamaica while this is resolved.


MACAO – Macao Post has informed that they have been assessed as being at extremely high risk of a community outbreak of COVID-19. In order to prevent this, the local government has declared a state of immediate prevention as of 19 June. As a result, all deliveries are suspended until further notice. Material can continue to ship but will be held on arrival until deliveries resume.


NEW ZEALAND –Note that New Zealand post are advising some delays on arrival processing due to

staff shortages. They are also reporting some in country delays : up to 2 days for parcel delivery in

North, South and East Auckland, Whangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga and Palmerston North. They are also experiencing delays for parcel delivery of up to 2 days across much of the South Island, excluding Nelson, Blenheim and Timaru.


RUSSIA – All mail and parcel services suspended indefinitely.


SOUTH AFRICA – South African Post has informed that the post is currently relocating its

Johannesburg office of exchange. This relocation will impact the processing of items and therefore

delays should be expected for items destined for South Africa until this is completed. As of today, the relocation is not yet completed, so there continue to be delays on arrival.