Major international parcel shipping services may be compelled to raise the prices they charge for delivery in China in the near future as a result of new surcharges that are expected to be imposed by the Postal Universal Service Fund—a government body that regulates the Chinese postal industry.
After days of mounting delays related to the European air traffic controllers’ strike, several new industrial actions are threatening to further disrupt the movement of international postage throughout the continent.
Substantial delays to international mail are taking place in Europe this week as a result of a major strike instigated by French air traffic controllers.
The collection, transportation and delivery of international mail is being delayed throughout Central Europe as a result of flooding in Germany, Hungary and a number of other nations.
According to projections from the University of Tokyo, several major bodies of water could see increased flooding over the next century.
India is putting a larger focus on modernizing its post offices, to try and improve the quality of its mail delivery services.
The Netherlands will switch from a six-day delivery week to a five-day delivery week in an attempt to save money.