Norway’s PostNord is among the latest national postal operators to consider reducing the frequency of mail delivery to reduce the financial pressure on its business model.
The International Chamber of Commerce has warned that global shipping will face a growing risk from pirates in the coming months as maritime conditions become more favorable for the operation of the small skiffs used to attack larger commercial vessels.
New Zealand Post recently announced that it has received permission from the government to reduce mail delivery services in cities to three days per week.
Mail delivery services in eastern Australia have been severely disrupted by dozens of raging brush fires in New South Wales.
For two days, strikes at major international parcel shipping hubs in Italy caused delays to the collection, processing and delivery of mail products.
The United Kingdom’s designated provider of mail delivery services—Royal Mail—has been successfully privatized, despite the opposition of organized labor.
Over the weekend, a massive cyclone struck the eastern coast of India, causing extensive flooding and forcing officials to conduct one of the largest evacuations in the country’s history.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) will cooperate with regional stakeholders to improve mail delivery services in Latin America.
The Russian postal service has experienced more than its share of debacles this year, with fires, floods and other external factors exacerbating internal organizational failures that have slowed the movement of international mail to a crawl.
Ongoing flooding in Thailand and other southeast Asian nations has caused a significant disruption to international parcel shipping.