Bangladeshi mail delivery services have faced a number of recent disruptions as a result of nationwide strikes and violent protests.
In a simply worded press release put out on Saturday, the FAA noted that it has “suspended all employee furloughs.” This should end delays to international mail and passenger travel.
We’ve recently looked at a number of strikes that affected international mail delivery in various regions of the world. One particularly noteworthy action involved employees of German airline Lufthansa.
The furloughing of U.S. air traffic controllers is expected to cause widespread delays that will affect passenger travel and parcel shipping.
The movement of international mail in central Europe will be disrupted early next week as a result of a strike called by the labor union Verdi, which is engaged in a long-running dispute with the German airline Lufthansa.
An overhaul of Australia Post’s operations that included increases to the cost of key parcel delivery services has encountered heavy criticism from business owners and media commentators.
In the United Kingdom, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has announced that its members will stage a half-day work stoppage on Friday, April 19. The strike is expected to have a relatively small impact on international postage.
It seems as if both Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) and Domodedovo International Airport (DME) will remain largely closed to international postage until at least Wednesday, April 17.
Even though the winter is just winding down – and late-season storms are still causing transportation issues in Europe and North America – analysts are already releasing warnings about the potential for an unusually active hurricane season to disrupt global shipping later in the year.
As this blog has discussed in previous posts, extreme weather is one of the most frequent causes of international mailing delays.