Below is a quick overview of events around the world that may cause delays to the delivery of your international shipments.
Japan - 10th February 2014
Due to heavy snow over the weekend many inbound freights have been suffering delay in retrievals.
China - 10th February 2014
East Region of China（SHA/PG1/PV1/HFE/HGH/NKG/NGB/WUX/KN4/WN1） is currently suffering from heavy snow fall. This morning highways to all depots have been blocked and subsequent arrivals delayed. Pick up and Delivery activity will also be effected.
France - 10th February 2014
Demonstrations and traffic jam in Paris area and main French cities
Please be informed that Taxi drivers have called again for a strike today, Monday the 10th February to protest against unfair trading of chauffeur-driver cars. As a result, some linehauls and Pickup and Delivery rounds may suffer delays due to rolling blockades conducted today around Paris (QFC and GNO) and main cities (Marseille etc..).
Mauritius - 5th February 2014
Mauritius is on a state of alert after meteorological authorities raised a warning to level 3 for Cyclone Edilson which may hit the island today. All government, public and private as well as financial institutions and banks have declared a holiday for people to return home early. TNT offices will be closed and no collections and deliveries will be effected today.
Pakistan - 5th February 2014
Please be advised that the Government of Pakistan has declared the 5th February 2014 a public holiday to mark Kashmir Day. As a result all TNT Offices in Pakistan will be closed and work will resume on the 6th February.
Bangladesh - 5th February 2014
Please be advised that the main political oppositon parties in Bangladesh have called for a country wide strike on Thursday the 6th February. As a result pick up and deliveries will be affected and delays are expected.
USA - 29th January 2014
ATLANTA (GEORGIA) - Storm warning
The Atlanta, GA depot (AT9) is currently in a State of Emergency issued by the Governor. A Winter Storm Warning is in place until 13:00 EST.
This is due to a snow storm that has crippled the city of Atlanta, causing undriveable conditions and numerous road closures. Vehicles are parked on highways, being unable to move since yesterday. All flights in and out of Atlanta airport are cancelled at this time.
China - 29th January 2014
New Year holiday
Please be advised that China is on Chinese New Year holiday from 31st Jan to 6th Feb 2014. All depots at China will only be equipped with skeleton staff.
Business as usual will commence on 7th Feb, 2014.
Indonesia - 29th January 2014
Continuous heavy rain has caused heavy flooding in and around Jakarta area. All areas are impacted and all Pick up and Delivery linehaul activities to and from these areas are severely disrupted. Many offices and premises are closed due to the floods. Operations are working on limited staff as many are not able to get to the office.
Egypt - 28th January 2014 (update)
Current situation in Egypt is still uncertain although no major cases of terrorist attack or civil unrest has been reported since yesterday. Security check points are in place in specific areas around police and army locations impacting vehicular movement. Delays in pick up and deliveries can be expected.
Romania - 27th January 2014
Please be aware that due to heavy snow in the Southern part of Romania, pick-up and delivery services for 27th of January may be partly delayed.
Egypt - 26th January 2014
Following the explosions and clashes between protests on one side and police and Army Forces on the other, many Egyptian cities have witnessed terroristic incidents and explosions. The explosions mainly target police and army points and stations lead to massive extra ordinary security measures all main streets in almost all cities with Cairo on top, Traffic is greatly impacted and some main roads and squares are completely blocked. Accordingly, Pickups and Deliveries are very seriously affected.
Delays are experienced and still expected to be for the upcoming days.
Indonesia - 20th January 2014
Again, continuous heavy rain has caused heavy flooding in and around Jakarta area . All areas are impacted and all Pick up and Delivery
linehaul activities to and from these areas are severely disrupted. Many offices and premises are closed due to the floods.
Indonesia - 16th January 2014
Continuous heavy rain has caused heavy flooding in and around Manado area (MD7) . All areas are impacted and all Pick up and Delivery linehaul activities to and from these areas are severely disrupted. Many offices and premises are closed due to the floods.
A few areas in Jakarta, JK2 and KG6, are still experiencing delays in Pick up and Delivery as the roads are still flooded.
Switzerland - 13th January 2014
Due to a Motorway closure caused by an accident there will be delays in Pick-ups and Deliveries in the greater part of Eastern Switzerland. The Motorway will be closed until later this evening.
France - 13th January 2014
Demonstrations and traffic jam in Paris area and main French cities
Please be informed that several Taxi drivers unions in France have called for a strike throughout the French territory today Monday January 13th to protest against unfair trading of chauffeur-driver cars. As a result, some linehauls and PUD rounds may suffer delays due to rolling blockades conducted today around Paris (QFC and GNO) and main cities (Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Lyon).
Indonesia - 13th January 2014
Continuous rain has caused heavy flooding in and around Jakarta. Areas especially impacted are: BG6, KG6, KA6 and JK2.
All Pick up and Deliveries & linehaul activities to and from these areas are severely disrupted. Many offices and premises are closed due to the weather conditions. Restoration may take beyond 2 days. Any undeliverable shipments will be updated with BW status code.
Thailand - 13th January 2014
Today the 13th January 2014, the Thailand anti - government protesters started rallying around Bangkok and proceeded a street walk to occupy 7 major business areas. TNT Thailand Operations are operating as normal, except in the following post codes which are not accessible.
Delivery services that are being disrupted will be updated with AN (Delivery Area Not Accessible) status code.
Bahrain - 6th January 2014
Heavy rains in Bahrain has caused road blockages and heavy traffic. Therefore, collections and deliveries will be affected.
Bangladesh - 6th January 2014
Please be advised that the main political opposition parties in Bangladesh have called for a 48 hours countrywide strike (starting at 6am on Monday 6th January 2014 and continuing onto the 7th).
As a result pick-up and delivery activities will be affected and delays are expected.
Bangladesh - 5th January 2014
Please be informed that due to a National Election in Bangladesh on Sunday the 5th January 2014, the government has announced a Public Holiday. There will be no pickup and deliveries. Work will resume on Monday the 6th January 2014.
United States of America - 4th January 2014
Due to snow and icy road conditions depots GNW and ISP has been closed until Monday January 6th. All pickups and deliveries are impacted. New York City is also operating under minimal staff.
Mozambique - 2nd January 2014
The Mozambique Government declared a public holiday on the 2nd and 3rd of January 2014. All businesses will resume work on the 6th of January 2014.
Bangladesh - 31st December 2013
Please be advised that the main opposition political parties in Bangladesh have called for a country wide indefinite strike/blockade starting from 1st January 2014.
As a result all roads are expected to be blocked by demonstrators and thus pick-up and delivery activities will be affected.
Bangladesh - 30th December 2013
Please be informed that the Transport Labourers Union of Bangladesh have called a country wide strike today the 30th December 2013.
No vehicle movements on the roads, limited official activities and private office, banks , shops etc will remain closed during the strike.Pick ups and deliveries will be affected during the strike.
Nicaragua - 24th December 2013
Customs Managua (MGA)
Please note that Nicaragua Customs will operate on contingency plan (skeleton staff) days, 23, 26, 27, 28 of December. Delays are to be expected due to amount of material received. Also, Nicaragua Customs Authority, (MGA Airport), will be closed from January 1st 2014 until January 5th 2014, returning to a normal and full operations on January 6th 2014.
Indonesia - 24th December 2013
Customs Christmas and New Years Schedule
Indonesian Customs for Express Clearance will be closed on Wednesday, 25 December 2013. Normal process will be available from 26 December 2013 until 31 December 2013.
Formal and Bonded Clearance will be closed from Wednesday 25th December 2013 until Thursday 26th December 2013. Normal process will be available from 28th December 2013 until 31st December 2013.
Iraq - 20th December 2013
Delivery Delays - Baghdad & Basra
Kindly be informed that due to a religious ceremony in the city of Karbala, heavy security measures have been imposed by the Government.
Roads leading to Baghdad and Basra from Erbil (Gateway to IRAQ) are closed until the 23rd Dec 2013. Due to this deliveries into these locations will be delayed.
Bangladesh - 18th December 2013
Please be informed that the Opposition political parties of Bangladesh have called for a country wide blockage program from Tuesday 17th December 2013, 6:00 a.m. to Friday 20th December 2013 6:00 a.m. (local time). There will be no vehicle movements on the roads, limited official activities and private offices, banks, shops etc will remain closed during the blockage.
Pick ups and deliveries will be affected during the blockage.
Jordan - 14th December 2013
Jordan is currently still suffering from extreme snow storms. As a result, all roads in the city are blocked, and there will be no collections or deliveries today.
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.