Monthly Archives: December 2012


Agreement averts port strike with international mail implications

A 30-day labor contract extension between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) will, at least temporarily, delay a strike at 14 U.S. ports that could have crippled domestic and international mailing and shipping, according to reports.


Aboriginals strike in Canada over new legislation

Along with performing marches, the protesters are refusing to acknowledge a bill they find malevolent, claiming that the new legislation is harming the way land reservations are being managed as well as weakening environmental protection of lakes and streams nearby aboriginal communities.


Ireland-based parcel carrier opens two new depots

The Irish parcel delivery company Nightline has opened two more depots to handle the increased number of packages, which will be located near Tralee and Dublin airports.


Israel’s post office and USPS release new stamps

The Energy and Water Ministry has released a stamp featuring a drilling rig at sea, which centers on bringing attention to the recent discovery of a large reserve of natural gas near the coast.


Royal Mail workers may strike before Christmas

With the Christmas rush and the e-commerce sector using package delivery as a mode of income, a strike by Royal Mail employees could prove to be a disaster for England.


Russian Post exhibits slow delivery times

While the post office may have brought in 30 billions of rubles worth of products internationally, the delivery times at this establishment are very long and some manufacturing and retail companies end up waiting about one week longer for their purchases as compared to other European post offices.