Citing an increase in seismic activity, Chilean officials have called for an evacuation near the Copahue volcano. Mail delivery services may disrupted as a result.
After measurements of a particularly hazardous type of air pollution literally went “off the charts” in January, China Post equipped its delivery personnel with respirator masks to ensure their safety.
Earlier this month, Cyclone Mahasen tore across the Northern Indian Ocean and battered numerous coastal nations, disrupting mail delivery services in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh and eastern India.
Beyond disrupting national mail delivery services, the strike in Bolivia proved costly to major industries such as mining.
As of the beginning of the week, the postal service was still requesting all of its counterparts in other countries withhold international mail bound for addresses in the Russian Federation. It remains unclear exactly when mail delivery services will be able to resume normal operations.
The nationwide work stoppage took place just days after a string of protests incited by rising electric rates disrupted mail delivery services in the capital city.
Chilean businesses and consumers seem to be quite pleased with having the option to send and receive parcels through automated self-service terminals. Initial polling has showed a 93 percent satisfaction rating among those who have used the machines.
As of Thursday, May 16, Swissport had posted a brief announcement on its website asserting that its representatives had reached an understanding with the workers’ unions that would end the strike, which has significantly impacted the movement of international postage.
On May 14, Russia’s designated postal operator sent an emergency notification to its counterparts in other countries to inform them that it had been forced to completely suspend the acceptance, sorting and processing of international mail.
Last year, Thailand Post delivered more than 80 million pieces of mail and freight to customers. According to Anusara Chittmittrapap, the company’s president, that figure is expected to rise by about 5 percent when the tallies for 2013 are finalized.