Below is a quick overview of events around the world that may cause
Mayotte - 4th December 2013
Please be advised that due to a general strike of the shipping company which ensure the bridge connection between the two islands, import and export operations will not be made for a period of 48 hours (Wednesday and Thursday) at DZAOUDZI (DZA).
Malaysia - 4th December 2013
Continuous rain has caused heavy flooding on the East Coast of Malaysia (covered by 3rd party PUD agent) particularly:
- Kuala Terengganu
All Pick up and Delivery & linehaul activities to and from these areas are severely disrupted.
Many offices and premises are now without electricity supply as well as internet/phone access including our Agents' offices. Restoration may take beyond 2 days.
We are working closely with our agents for further updates and they are doing their utmost to perform any urgent pick-ups or deliveries where possible.
Bangladesh - 4th December 2013
Be advised that the main opposition political parties in Bangladesh have extended the country wide road blockade to Thursday the 5th December 2013. As a result all roads are expected to be blocked by demonstrators and thus pick-up and delivery activities will be affected.
Armenia - 2nd December 2013
Following a visit by President V. Putin of Russia to Yerevan, Armenia, tightened security is in place which has closed many streets in the centre of Yerevan. Delays in deliveries may occur.
Ukraine - 2nd December 2013
Following protests / demonstrations in the centre of Kiev, a few streets with postcode 01001 ( Institutska Str, Krechatyk Str. and M. Grushevskogo Str. ) are blocked for PUD by the regular PUD Fleet. Our Associate in Kiev (Aero Express) is servicing this area for Docs only by using on-foot couriers. 15N/48N deliveries are retained at IEV Depot. The Customer Services department in Kiev is making alternative delivery/collection arrangements with customers in the affected area.
France - 2nd December 2013
Demonstrations and traffic jam in Paris area and main cities
Please be informed that some linehauls and PUD rounds may suffer delays due to rolling blockades conducted today around Paris and main cities today:
- Horse riders will take to the streets of Paris to denounce a plan to raise VAT on stables from 7 per cent to 20 per cent.
- Truck drivers plan to block roads around Lille in the North, Marseille in the South, main roads around Paris, and probably some other roads in other main cities; in the latest effort to force the French government to cancel the so-called "ecotax".
Russian Federation - 18th November 2013
Due to the passenger aircraft crash on the 17th November 2013, the airport of Kazan' is closed. No flights are currently operating to or from this destination. Import to and export from KZ7 are impacted.
Philippines - 12th November 2013
TNT Philippines : Yolanda Background
Typhoon Haiyan, also called Typhoon Yolanda, hit the Philippines’ eastern seaboard on Friday November 8, 2013. Winds reached 235 kmh (147mph), with gusts even higher, and waves were as high as 15m (45ft). The storm brought nearly 400mm (15.75 inches) of rain in some places.
Aftermath of typhoon effects include flattening entire neighborhoods, washing away homes and buildings, cutting power and scattering debris for miles. The massive typhoon, one of the worst storms ever recorded, affected more than 4.28 million people in 270 towns and cities, according to the Philippines Social Welfare and Development Department. The death toll is expected to exceed 10,000 people. Hundreds of thousands more have been displaced.
The hardest hit regions were Tacloban in Leyte and Guiuan in Samar. The massive storm surge totally destroyed the city. People are becoming frustrated from hunger and depressed from losing families. Relief efforts have been delayed due to impassable roads due to debris or floods. Causes of death for most cases were drowning, falling debris and electrocution. Evacuation centers are filled and the Philippine government is doing their best to address needs with relief goods being flown in from Manila and international aid pouring in.
- It is reported that situation has somewhat improved as some roads were cleared to make way for deliveries of supplies and goods.
- Manila Office is fully operational while Cebu Office is operational with intermittent electrical problems. Cebu is once again experience rains with new storm signal 1
- While all employees are safe and accounted for, we have around twenty nineamea (29) employees who have reported affected relatives in said areas. Four of whom, went on emergency leave to go to Tacloban and begin search efforts as they have not received word nor established communications with said relatives.
- The others have established communications with their relatives and are requesting for assistance in the form of food, water, clothes and medicines. Some five (5) employees are still awaiting information on the plight of their relatives.
- We have also started to support local government efforts by sending volunteers to assist in repacking donations collected in Manila which will be flown in Leyte and Samar.
- HR is collecting more information from said employees to assess the support required. Further details needs to be confirmed to be able to respond appropriately
- A local fundraising campaign is being planned to address needs of employees affected by the tragedy.
- TNT PH Logistics Emergency Team, along with Maersk, Agility and UPS will be for activation in the coming days.
Cambodia - 1st November 2012
With effect from 1 November 2012, TNT Express will discontinue its operations in Cambodia. This is the outcome of a review of the market opportunity open to its business in Cambodia based on TNT’s requirements to maintain sustainable operations.
Somalia - 21st May 2012
Services to Somalia will be suspended effective 4th June due to the prevailing political unrest in the country.
Law and order has rapidly deteriorated over the past couple of weeks and there are frequent breakdowns in communication links.
All consignments picked up until 3rd June and forwarded to Somalia will still be delivered by the old Associate and Proof of Deliveries will be updated accordingly.