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Global Mail Observer

The Global Mail Observer e-newsletter provides you bi-weekly with current and upcoming events that may affect the delivery of your mail and parcels around the world.
Portugal 29 to 30 Aug Strike by Ground Staff at Portuguese Airports: Baggage handlers at Funchal, Lisbon, Porto and Porto Santo airports announced to strike for 2 days. Air traffic disruptions possible.
Israel 30 Aug Delays in Handling of Flights at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport: Employees at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport went on a strike for more than two hours, which led to serious delays in the handling of flights. Delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Germany 31 Aug Severe Weather in Saxony – Traffic Disruptions: Heavy rain and storms caused flooding and damage to roads in Saxony on Monday evening. The regions of Plauen and Glauchau were particularly affected. Traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Germany 31 Aug to 13 Sep Flight Disruptions at Hamburg Airport: Maintenance work on one of the two runways will be carried out at Hamburg Airport. Flight disruptions with minor delays are to be expected.
United States 31 Aug Arizona, South Calolina: Flooding in Phoenix and Charleston: Storm Erika has caused flooding in Charleston, South Carolina. Furthermore, a Monday evening monsoon storm caused heavy damage, power cuts and flooding in Phoenix, Arizona.Traffic disruptions and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Cap Verde 01 Sep Hurricane Fred Hits Cap Verde – Airports Closed: Hurricane Fred has caused flooding in Cap Verde and prompted officials to close all airports in the country. Flight cancellations and delays as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
New Zealand 01 Sep Mail Delivery Disruptions in Some Areas of New Zealand: New Zealand Post informs that due to poor weather conditions today there will be no mail delivery in the following areas: • Westport • Tairua / Pauanui / Hikuai RD • RD 1 Whitianga • RD 2 Whitianga
Slovakia 01 Sep Constitution Day - National Holiday
India 02 Sep Nationwide General Strike in India: Workers from almost all sectors, from all the states, will take part in the nationwide general strike, including postal employees and road transport workers. Disruptions in public life and delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Spain 02 Sep Ceuta: Day of the Independent City of Ceuta - Regional Holiday
Vietnam 02 Sep Independence Day - National Holiday
Spain 04 Sep Rail Strike in Spain: Train drivers and other rail workers organized in the SEMAF union have announced a 24-hour strikes. The strike will impact passenger and freight traffic. Rail traffic disruptions possible.
Spain 4 to 30 Sep Airport Handlers’ Strikes in Spain: The strikes by airport handlers in Spain are scheduled as follows: Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas September 04, 11, 18, 25: 04:30 – 07.30 and 19:30 – 21:30 Barcelona-El Prat September 06, 07, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28: 10:00 – 12:00 and 18:00 – 20:00 Málaga September 05, 12, 19, 26: 08:00 – 12:00 and 18:00 – 21:00 September 06, 13, 20, 27: 08:00 – 11:00 and 20:00 – 23:00 Alicante and Palma de Mallorca September 07, 09, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 20:00 Air traffic disruptions possible.
India 05 Sep Bihar, Orissa: Janmashtami, Smarta - Regional Holiday
India 05 Sep Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu/Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh: Janmashtami, Vaishnava - Regional Holiday
India 05 Sep Tamil Nadu: Sri Krishna Jayanti - Regional Holiday
Bulgaria 06 Sep Unification Day - National Holiday
Italy 06 Sep Strike Announcements in Italy’s Air Traffic Sector: Ground personnel at Venice, Bari and Milan's Linate and Malpensa airports as well as Meridiana Fly personnel announced to strike for four hours. • Venice, Milan: 10:00 - 14:00 • Bari: 12:00 - 16:00 • Meridiana Fly: 14:00 - 18:00 Air traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery possible.
Brazil 07 Sep Independence Day - National Holiday
Canada 07 Sep Labor Day - National Holiday
United States 07 Sep Labor Day - National Holiday
Liechtenstein 08 Sep Mary's Birthday - National Holiday
Macedonia 08 Sep Independence Day - National Holiday
Malta 08 Sep Feast of Our Lady of Victories - National Holiday
Spain 08 Sep Melilla: Virgin of the Victory - Regional Holiday
Spain 08 Sep Asturias: Day of Asturias - Regional Holiday
Spain 08 Sep Extremadura: Day of Extremadura - Regional Holiday
United Kingdom 08 Sep London Tube Strikes Postponed: The London Tube Strikes that were due to take place on August 25 and 27 have been called off. The RMT union announced new strikes for 08 and 10 September.
Switzerland 10 Sep Geneva: Jeune Genevois - Regional Holiday
United Kingdom 10 Sep London Tube Strikes Postponed: The London Tube Strikes that were due to take place on August 25 and 27 have been called off. The RMT union announced new strikes for 08 and 10 September.
Spain 11 Sep Rail Strike in Spain: Train drivers and other rail workers organized in the SEMAF union have announced a 24-hour strikes. The strike will impact passenger and freight traffic. Rail traffic disruptions possible.
Spain 11 Sep Catalonia: Day of Catalonia - Regional Holiday
Malaysia 12 Sep Sarawak: State Public Holiday - Regional Holiday
Bolivia 14 Sep Cochabamba Day - Regional Holiday
Israel 14 Sep Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) - National Holiday
United States 14 Sep Texas: Rosh Hashana Day - Regional Holiday
Germany 16 to 18 Aug 15 Flight Disruptions at Frankfurt Airport: Maintenance work on the center runway at Frankfurt Airport has been postponed and will now start on August 16. The work should be completed within 72 hours. For the duration of the action delays and occasional flight cancellations are to be expected.
Ecuador 17 Aug State of Emergency following increased activity in the Cotopaxi volcano. The volcanic ash rain also affected the capital Quito. Air traffic disruptions might be possible.
India 18 Aug Maharashtra: Parsi New Year - Regional Holiday
Estonia 20 Aug Independence Restoration Day - National Holiday
Hungary 20 Aug National Day - National Holiday
Morocco 20 Aug Revolution Day - National Holiday
Spain 21 Aug Malaga: Strike of baggage handlers could affect air traffic at Malaga airport.
Hungary 21 Aug Public Holiday - National Holiday
Morocco 21 Aug King Mohammed's Birthday - National Holiday
Philippines 21 Aug Ninoy Aquino Day - National Holiday
United States 21 Aug Hawaii: Statehood Day - Regional Holiday
Ukraine 24 Aug Independence Day - National Holiday
Uruguay 25 Aug Independence Day - National Holiday
United Kingdom 25 Aug London: More Tube Strikes Announced. The strike by London Underground workers will start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and will last 24 hours. Massive traffic disruptions have to be expected.
Namibia 26 Aug Heroes Day - National Holiday
United Kingdom 27 Aug London: More Tube Strikes Announced. The strike by London Underground workers will start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and will last 24 hours. Massive traffic disruptions have to be expected.
India 27 Aug Kerala: First Onam - Regional Holiday
United States 27 Aug Texas: Lyndon Baines Johnson Day - Regional Holiday
Spain 28 Aug Malaga: Strike of baggage handlers could affect air traffic at Malaga airport.
India 28 Aug Kerala, Puducherry: Onam - Regional Holiday
India 29 Aug Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh: Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) - Regional Holiday
India 29 Aug Kerala: Third Onam - Regional Holiday
Slovakia 29 Aug National Uprising Day - National Holiday
Sri Lanka 29 Aug Nikini Full Moon Poya Day - National Holiday
Peru 30 Aug Santa Rosa De Lima - National Holiday
Turkey 30 Aug Victory Day - National Holiday
Malaysia 31 Aug National Day - National Holiday
Philippines 31 Aug National Heroes Day - National Holiday
Trinidad and Tobago 31 Aug Independence Day - National Holiday
United Kingdom 31 Aug England, Northern Ireland, Wales: Summer Bank Holiday - Regional Holiday
India 02 Sep Announcement of a nationwide General Strike. Disruptions of public life and delays in mail delivery and processing might be expected.
 
 

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