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DHL eCommerce Event Observer

17 Jul Tropical Storm Talas Hits China and Vietnam: Tropical Storm Talas has caused considerable devastations in China and Vietnam. In southern China, severe property damages occurred in the province of Hainan. In Vietnam, the storm made landfall in Nghe An province, causing severe flooding as well as significant disruption to flight, ferry and road traffic in central and northern Vietnam, including the capital Hanoi.
United Kingdom 17 Jul LGW - Flight Disruptions at London Gatwick Airport: Gatwick Airport's main runway was temporarily closed after a plane's tire burst on takeoff. This resulted in flight cancellations and considerable delays lasting for hours; some flights were diverted to other airports.
Uruguay 18 Jul Constitution Day - National
United Kingdom 19 Jul to 1 Aug British Airways - New Strike Threat at British Airways: British Airways cabin crew members of Unite have announced further strike action. The strike is expected to affect one in every 200 flights. According to British Airways, the airline will still be running 99.5 per cent of its fleet.
Colombia 20 Jul Independence Day - National
Iran 20 Jul Martyrdom of Imam Sadegh - National
Venezuela 20 Jul Announcement of Nationwide General Strike: In Venezuela, a 24-hour general strike has been called for July 20, which could bring much of Venezuela’s economy to a standstill.
Belgium 21 Jul Belgian National Day - National
Egypt 23 Jul Revolution Day - National
United States 24 Jul Utah: Pioneer Day - Regional
Venezuela 24 Jul Simón Bolívar's Birthday - National
Costa Rica 25 Jul Annexation of Guanacaste - National
Spain 25 Jul Castile-León, Canary islands, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Navarre, Basque Country: St. James the Apostle - Regional
Tunisia 25 Jul Republic Day - National
Peru 28 to 29 Jul Independence Day - National
Spain 28 Jul Cantabria: Day of the Institutions - Regional
Ukraine 28 Jul Baptism of Kievan Rus - National
Morocco 30 Jul Throne Day - National
Argentina 1 Jun to 31 Aug TUC - Airport in Tucumán to Close for Maintenance Work: The Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo International Airport (TUC) in Tucumán will be closed because of scheduled maintenance works. Flights to and from the airport will be diverted to airports such as Termas de Río Hondo Airport in Santiago del Estero.
Portugal 1 to 2 Jun / 3 Jun to 1 Oct Announcement of Aviation Strikes in Portugal: The flight and ground personnel of SATA Air Acores and SATA International went on strike on June 1 and 2. Furthermore, the Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (SITAVA) has issued a strike notice to any extraordinary work from June 03 until October 01. Further details are not yet known.
Canada 27 Jun to 4 Jul Ottawa - Delivery Disruptions in Ottawa: Canada Post informed about email delivery and pickup disruptions in Ottawa due to extended road closures for the Canada 150 celebrations. Please refer to the Canada Post website for further information regarding the affected area.
Pakistan 1 to 31 Jul GWD - Gwadar International Airport to Close for Runway Work: Gwadar International Airport (GWD, Balochistan province) will be closed for runway expansion work. All flights to and from the airport will be suspended during the period.
United Kingdom 1 to 16 Jul British Airways - Impact of Strike at British Airways: In the course of the upcoming strike by cabin crew, British Airways has cancelled a number of long-haul flights to and from Heathrow; short-haul flights are unaffected. All flights to and from Gatwick, London City and Stansted will operate as normal, as will the Mediterranean services to and from Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.
United States 4 Jul Independence Day - National
Czech Republic
5 Jul St. Cyril and Methodius' Day - National
Italy 5 Jul Strike by Air Traffic Controllers in Italy: The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport informs that ENAV air traffic controllers will stage a 4-hour strike.
Venezuela 5 Jul Independence Day - National
Czech Republic 6 Jul Jan Hus Day - National
Lithuania 6 Jul King Mindaugas' Coronation - National
Malaysia 7 Jul Penang: George Town UNESCO World Heritage Day - Regional
Malaysia 8 Jul Penang: Penang Governor's Birthday - Regional
Sri Lanka 8 Jul Esala Full Moon Poya Day - National
Thailand 8 Jul Asarnha Bucha Day - National
Argentina 9 Jul Independence Day - National
Canada 9 to 10 Jul Nunavut: Nunavut Day - Regional
Canada 10 Jul Newfoundland and Labrador : Orangemen's Day - Regional
The Bahamas 10 Jul Independence Day - National
Belgium 11 Jul Flanders: Flemish Community Day - Regional
United Kingdom 12 Jul Northern Ireland: Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen's Day - Regional
France 13 to 18 Jul HOP! - Pilot Strike at HOP! Airline Postponed: The strike by pilots at HOP! Air France, scheduled from 3-8 July, has been postponed until 13-18 July to allow more time for negotiations.
Montenegro 13 to 14 Jul Statehood Day - National
France 14 Jul Bastille Day - National
Brunei Darussalam 15 Jul The Sultan's Birthday - National
Bolivia 16 Jul La Paz: La Paz Day - Regional
Brunei Darussalam 16 Jul Quran Revelation Day - National
Chile 16 Jul Lady Carmen Day - National
Japan 17 Jul Sea Day - National