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DHL eCommerce Event Observer

Spain 8 Sep Nationwide Strikes at Spanish Airports Called Off: The planned nationwide strikes by airport workers in Spain, scheduled to take place on 25 days in the period from 15 September to 30 December, have been called off.
Italy 10 Sep Severe Flooding in Italy: Severe weather hit northwestern Italy, causing floods and damage to infrastructure. The Tuscan city of Livorno was most affected. But also in the regions of Liguria and Piedmont as well as in the capital Rome, roads were flooded and transport links closed.
United States 10 to 11 Sep Florida, Georgia, South Carolina – Hurricane Irma Hits Florida, Georgia and South Carolina: Hurricane Irma hit Florida on 10 September, causing widespread flooding and power outages on both coasts, including Miami. Thousands of flights from and to Florida have been canceled. Orlando (MCO), Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Tampa (TPA) airports are most affected. For details on current disruptions in postal operations please refer to the USPS website. The USPS also reports on problems with inbound and outbound processing operations at the New York JFK international sorting centre. On 11 September Hurricane Irma caused flooding and storm damage in Georgia and South Carolina. More than 1,000 flights had to be canceled from and to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
Croatia 11 Sep Dalmatia - Severe Weather in Croatia: Heavy rain caused severe flooding in Croatia. The city of Zadar in northern Dalmatia is particularly affected; entire parts are under water. Many roads as well as parts of the E65 Highway have been blocked.
11 Sep Strike by SAS Pilots Called Off: The strike by SAS pilots, planned for 11 September, has been called off at short notice.
France 12 Sep Air Traffic Controllers to Join General Strike: Air traffic controllers participate in today’s general strike in France. All French workers, both in the private and public sector, have been called to strike. The concrete impact is not yet known.
Germany 12 Sep / 17 Sep to 1 Oct Air Berlin - Flight Cancellations at Air Berlin: Numerous Air Berlin flights are canceled today at Berlin, Stuttgart, Hamburg, and Cologne airports. The insolvent airline Air Berlin will also cancel all long-haul service to and from Berlin Tegel Airport. Services will be discontinued on the following schedule: New York City – September 25, 2017 Miami – September 25, 2017 Chicago – September 30, 2017 Los Angeles – October 1, 2017 San Francisco – October 1, 2017 Abu Dhabi – September 17 and October 1, 2017 (staged shutdown of 2x daily flights) Air Berlin will continue to operate some long-haul flights from its Dusseldorf hub, but services to Orlando, Curaçao, Cancún, Havana, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, and Varadero will be canceled as of September 25 and to Boston as of October 1.
Spain 12 Sep Ceuta, Melilla: Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - Regional
Bolivia 14 Sep Cochabamba: Cochabamba Day - Regional
Costa Rica
El Salvador
15 Sep Independence Day - National
Italy 15 Sep LIN, MXP - Strike at Milan Airports: A 24-hours strike has been announced by airport personnel at Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa airports.
Slovakia 15 Sep Virgin Mary of the Seven Sorrows - National
Spain 15 Sep Cantabria: Day of Our Lady of Bien Aparecida -Regional
Malaysia 16 Sep Malaysia Day - National
Mexico 16 Sep Independence Day - National
Spain 17 Sep Melilla: Day of Melilla - Regional
Switzerland 17 Sep All except Geneva: Federal Fast - Regional
Chile 18 Sep Independence Day - National
Japan 18 Sep Respect for the Aged Day - National
Chile 19 Sep Army Day - National
Italy 19 Sep Naple: St. Gennaro - Local
Ghana 21 Sep Founder's Day - National
Israel 21 Sep Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) - National
Malta 21 Sep Independence Day - National
United Arab Emirates 21 Sep Islamic New Year - National
United States 21 Sep Texas: Rosh Hashana Day - Regional
Bahrain 22 Sep Muharram - National
Bulgaria 22 Sep Independence Day - National
22 Sep Islamic New Year - National
Israel 22 Sep Rosh Hashana Holiday - National
Brunei Darussalam 23 Sep Islamic New Year - National
Japan 23 Sep Autumnal Equinox - National
Saudi Arabia 23 Sep National Day - National
Austria 24 Sep Salzburg: Saint Rupert - Regional
Bolivia 24 Sep Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz Day - Regional
Cambodia 24 Sep Constitution Day - National
South Africa 24 Sep Heritage Day - National
Togo 24 Sep Anniversary of the failed attack on Lomé - National
Trinidad and Tobago 24 Sep Republic Day - National
Australia 25 Sep Australian Capital Territory: Family and Community Day - Regional
Australia 25 Sep Western Australia: The Queen's Birthday - Regional
New Zealand 25 Sep Canterbury South: Provincial Anniversary Day - Regional
South Africa 25 Sep Heritage Day Holiday - National
Trinidad and Tobago 25 Sep Republic Day Holiday - National
Hong Kong
23 to 27 Aug Typhoon Hato batters Southern China and Hong Kong, Tropical Storm Pakhar Reaches China, Hong Kong and Macau: Typhoon Hato reached Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland on August 23, causing severe flooding, uprooted trees and damage to property. Several hundred flights at Hong Kong Airport (HKG) were cancelled or delayed. In addition, rail traffic and ferry services were disrupted. CTT Correios de Macau informed on August 23 that, owing to the passage of typhoon Hato, all postal services would be suspended until typhoon signal No. 8 is replaced by typhoon signal No. 3, or the typhoon signal is removed altogether. Furthermore, Hong Kong and Macau were hit again by a tropical storm on August 27. Pakhar caused flooding and severe traffic disruptions. In Hong Kong, all ferry services were suspended. At Hong Kong Airport (HKG), numerous flights were delayed or cancelled. In China, Pakhar prompted rainstorms in the cities of Shenzhen, Huizhou, Shanwei, Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Jiangmen. According to meteorologists, torrential rain is still to be expected in the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian and Hainan, as well as in the Guangxi region. A storm warning was also issued for the north and north-east of Thailand.
Canada 25 Aug Manitoba - Delivery Delays in Manitoba: Canada Post informed about delivery delays in Poplar River, Manitoba due to forest fires. Please refer to the Canada Post website for further information and status updates.
Germany 25 Aug Severe Weather in Central Germany: Violent storms in the center of Germany caused flooding and traffic disruptions. The Rhineland-Palatinate, Southern Hesse, parts of Thuringia and the north of Bavaria were particularly affected.
United States 26 to 29 Aug Texas - Hurricane Harvey Rages in Texas: The United States Postal Service (USPS) informs today, August 29, that Harvey, a major Category 4 storm, hit Southeast Texas Saturday, August 26. High damaging and life-threatening winds with destructive hurricane conditions impacted the entire area. Over 800 Houston-area flight cancellations and delays, road closures, and severe weather impacted the transport, processing, and delivery of inbound & outbound operations in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and surrounding areas. More than 300,000 residents are without power. Particularly affected is the city of Houston. Houston Bush Int'ctl Airport (IAH) and William P Hobby Airport (HOU) have suspended flight operations since Sunday. Around 250 highways were shut down.
Slovakia 29 Aug National Uprising Day - National
Peru 30 Aug Santa Rosa De Lima - National
Turkey 30 Aug Victory Day - National
Malaysia 31 Aug National Day - National
Qatar 31 Aug Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - National
United Kingdom 31 Aug British Airways - British Airways Cabin Crews to End Strike Action: The union Unite has announced that British Airways cabin crews will not extend strike action after August 30.
Trinidad and Tobago 31 Aug Independence Day - National
United Arab Emirates 31 Aug Day of Arafat - National
Lots of Countries (Worldwide) 1 to 5 Sep Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) - National
France 1 Sep Air France - Air France Flight Attendants Threaten Strike: The union CFTC Air France has called on flight attendants at Air France to go on an indefinite strike from 1 September.
Slovakia 1 Sep Constitution Day - National
Bahrain 2 to 6 Sept Eid-al-Adha Holiday - National
Spain 2 Sep Ceuta: Day of the Independent City of Ceuta - Regional
Spain 2 Sep / 7 Sep / 15 Sep to 30 Dec Announcement of Nationwide Strikes at Spanish Airports: The unions CCOO, UGT, and USO officially announced the 25-day strike by airport workers. From 15 September, about 7,000 workers at the airport operators „Aena“ and „Enaire“ will go on nationwide strikes at all airports in Spain. Flight delays and flight cancellations are possible on the following days: September: 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 October: 1, 6, 11, 15, 27, 30, 31 November: 3, 5 December: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Additionally, further airport strikes have been announced. Accordingly Eulen security workers will strike at Barcelona Airport (BCN) on September 02. Security staff at Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) threatens strike action on September 07.
Canada 4 Sep Labour Day - National
India 4 Sep Kerala, Puducherry: Onam - Regional
United States 4 Sep Labour Day - National
Vietnam 4 Sep Independence Day Holiday - National
Sri Lanka 5 Sep Binara Full Moon Poya Day - National
Bulgaria 6 Sep Unification Day - National
Brazil 7 Sep Independence Day - National
Switzerland 7 Sep Geneva: Jeune Genevois - Regional
Liechtenstein 8 Sep Mary's Birthday - National
Macedonia 8 Sep Independence Day - National
Malta 8 Sep Feast of Our Lady of Victories - National
Spain 8 Sep Melilla: Virgin of the Victory - Regional
Spain 8 Sep Asturias: Day of Asturias - Regional
Spain 8 Sep Extremadura: Day of Extremadura - Regional
United Kingdom 8 Sep Thomas Cook Airlines - Thomas Cook Airlines Pilots Threaten Strike: Thomas Cook Airlines pilots are planning to stage a 12-hour strike between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Iran 9 Sep Eid-al-Ghadir - National
Brazil 11 Sep to 29 Oct Natal (NAT) - Suspension of International Flights at Natal Airport: Due to construction work, international air traffic at Natal Airport (NAT) will be suspended.
11 Sep SAS - SAS Pilots Threaten Strike: SAS pilots represented by the Danish and Norwegian unions DPF, NSF und SNF threaten strike action. The strike will take place on September 11 at the earliest and will impact short-haul flights.
Spain 11 Sep Catalonia: Day of Catalonia - Regional