International mail and freight shipping stand to be adversely affected by the sequester, as a result of reductions in capacity at major U.S. airports.
Ecuadorian officials inaugurated their country’s newest international airport on February 20 with a ceremony led by President Rafael Correa.
The Malawi Posts Corporation put out a bulletin informing postal operators in other countries that international mailing to and from Malawi would be delayed.
Significant operational disruptions at East Coast airports pose a particular threat to international mail, as they serve as major connections between North America and Europe.
When a powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake was detected in the South Pacific on February 6, authorities throughout the region took the threat of a tsunami extremely seriously. Fears intensified rapidly in the hours after the quake, with more than three dozen aftershocks were detected.
Starting late at night on Sunday, February 3, large parts of South Korea began to be hit with significant snowfall. Extremely low temperatures left a wet, thick blanket of snow on top of the country’s roads, bridges other transit systems.
Individuals and businesses who have been attempting to send mail to Brazil during the celebrations may have found the endeavor to be particularly challenging, due to the country’s well-known love for Carnival.
New Zealand Post recently announced that it is considering limiting mail delivery to just three times per week. Postal officials cited the rapidly declining volume of mail as the reason for the proposed reduction in delivery frequency.
Alexander Kiselev, CEO of Russian Post, gave an interview to bne in which he asserted that the surge in online orders has left his organization struggling to meet demand. International package delivery companies may need to step in to fill gaps in service.
The Bermuda Sun, an online publication, reported that the Supreme Court has offered an injunction to the attorney general, which allows the system to prevent postal workers in Bermuda from going on strike.