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Mail World – and our latest incident bulletin.

 

If I can remind you all that we have just passed a price change marker of 1st January and that it does not necessarily mean higher prices! We have just negotiated some interesting new rates with a change of format and distribution pattern by the majority (but not always the Major!!) European postal businesses.

Royal Mail will again be totally out of step with the World as they have changed the DSA rates from 1st January but the Retail products will change in the near future. For magazines we know we can be better priced in most cases than a RM Press product but we always need to check the data as the sort plans are different for DSA.  DSA still gives a fantastic benefit and improved processing over the “retail” RM products.

On our Overseas offers we have some reductions to filter in to rates and will be giving you the benefit on all future mailings.

Our Unsorted UK rates are also worth looking at – so please remember to ask to discuss your needs.

Happy New Year

 

United Kingdom
Start date: 8th January 2016
End date:  ongoing

There are weather warnings for rain over N.Ireland and Wales, and rain and snow over N.E. and S. Scotland. Flooding is causing disruption to transport in Aberdeenshire covering AB postcodes.
Chanel Islands
Start date: 4th January 2016
End date: ongoing

Due to bad weather in the English Channel, ferry schedules are changing and consequently there will be delays on services to the Channel Islands. This will also impact deliveries from the Islands to mainland UK.

Greece
Start date: 7th January 2016
End date:   8th January 2016

The Union of the air traffic controllers has announced a 24 hour strike in some regional airports of Greece which will affect domestic flights and transportation. No actions in Athens International Airport have been announced, which means that international flights to and from Greece will not be affected.

Italy
Start date: 30th December 2015
End date:   ongoing

Poste Italiane informs that there may be delays expected for all outbound items (letters, parcels, EMS and EPG). This is due to an outage of IT systems impacting overnight operations.

Netherlands
Start date: 5th January 2016
End date:   ongoing

Since Tuesday 5 January, PostNL is dealing with extreme weather conditions in the northern part of the country. At this point, this mainly concerns the provinces Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. Also the areas of Overijssel and Flevoland experience local slipperiness by sleet. Mail and parcel deliveries from this part of the Netherlands will also be partially delayed to the rest of the country.

Norway
Start date: 7th January 2016
End date:   ongoing

Posten Norge AS (NO) experiences IT issues in their Track & Trace systems. As a result, information displayed in the Track & Trace systems will not reflect the actual status of the shipment. Posten Norge AS is working on solving this issue.

France
Start date: 10th January 2016
End date:   13th January 2016

Air France pilots who belong to Alter trade union have called for strike action. This may affect mail delivery services.

Japan
Start date: 30th December 2015
End date:   ongoing

Effective immediately and until further notice, Japan Post will not be accepting international postal items containing small vehicles powered by lithium batteries (hover boards, gyro boards). The reason for this policy change is the possibility that such vehicles use lithium batteries that do not meet the conditions of the Letter Post and Parcel Post Regulations.

Australia
Start date: 6th January 2016
End date:   ongoing

Extreme flooding in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region of New South Wales has been preventing the collection and delivery of mail to the area since Wednesday, January 6th.

 

If you have any questions or feedback regarding the above information,
contact us at +44 (0) 7896 092484  graham@pacepost.co.uk