European nations have been hit particularly hard by winter storms this month, with mail delivery services being disrupted by heavy snow across the continent.
Earlier this month, the United States Postal Service (USPS) sent out a notification to alert mailers that it has temporarily suspended the acceptance of international mail bound for addresses in Syria.
Canada Post will not be collecting or delivery mail on Good Friday or Easter Monday, which may cause delays to domestic and international mail.
While the presence of a sitting U.S. president may be an inspiring moment for some, it may have proven to be an inconvenience for many businesses and individuals who were left waiting for international mail to be delivered as a result of Obama’s visit.
While on a tour of several countries in Africa, Ken Allen, chief executive officer of Deutsche Post’s Express division, explained that although the continent is experiencing strong economic growth, its competitiveness is being held back by insufficient infrastructure, which slows the pace of international postage.
In mid-March, Royal Mail – the designated postal operator of the United Kingdom – distributed a notice indicating that the collection and delivery of parcels within Britain is being impacted by severe cold weather.
After months of tension between unionized workers and corporate managers, a series of industrial actions that significantly disrupted passenger flights and international freight shipping in Europe has finally come to an end.
Workers at two French companies responsible for ground handling of freight shipments at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport began striking on Thursday, March 7. The work stoppage is part of a broader strike involving postal and transport workers.
International parcel shipping throughout several South American nations has been disrupted in recent days as a result of a number of unrelated events that took place on the continent, including a bout of extreme weather and a head of state’s death.
The National Postal Forum is particularly critical for connecting companies to providers of international shipping services. USPS depends on its pre-qualified wholesalers, such as International Delivery Solutions, to provide industry knowledge and expertise to stakeholders.