[DHL Invests $300 million into US operations] Wednesday, 9/29

DHL eCommerce Solutions is expanding the square footage of its U.S. distribution center network by 70% over the next five years to catch up to elevated B2C demand. Beyond additional building space, the $300 million investment includes adding more automation to its facilities to process volume quicker

Link: https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/dhl-ecommerce-solutions-warehouse-distribution-center-labor-peak-season-volume/606784/

[USPS / UPS MI Delays in NZ] Wednesday, 9/29

The United States Postal Service will suspend service to New Zealand for all packets/packages services on Friday (Oct. 1). Only letters and flats will retain service to New Zealand. An Industry Alert/DMM Advisory will be forthcoming

Note – As of today, UPS MI International plans to continue service directly to the country and New Zealand Post due to our additional lift capabilities. Expect slight delivery delays. This could change at any time. Please be sure to manage customer expectations in New Zealand (and Australia).

[Temp pause on eCommerce pickups for Parcel Post and eParcel in Greater Melbourne Metro] Tuesday, 9/28

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID together with record volumes through the network, Australia Post is temporarily pausing pickups, collections, and business lodgements for eCommerce retailers in Greater Melbourne Metro only for five days, from 12.01 am Friday 1 October to 12.01 am Wednesday 6 October.

Link: https://newsroom.auspost.com.au/article/temporary-pause-on-ecommerce-pickups-for-parcel-post-and-eparcel-in-greater-melbourne-metro

[Driver Strike Expected to Delay Aus. Operations] Thursday, 9/23

Make Major Strike action will halt Australian deliveries starting on Thursday, 9/23 as 6,000 StarTrack and FedEx workers are expected to walk off during the job.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/startrack-australia-post-strike-fedex

[LA Port Congestion] Thursday, 9/23

The LA Port continues to experience record-breaking delays in regard to container congestion.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58643717

[Service Alert] Wednesday, 9/22

We wanted to be sure that you were aware that China will be celebrating Golden Week from October 1-7. Make sure to plan your shipments around this holiday. If you want to make sure your packages leave China before the first, schedule pickups on or before September 29.

[Delays into Australia] Starting August 11, 2021

Australia Post advises that its daily operations are being affected by government measures aimed at preventing spread of COVID-19. There are impacts to processing and delivery of inbound and outbound mail items. There are border closures and lockdowns in place across the country, including lockdowns in two major states, Victoria and New South Wales, where the processing and delivery of mail items is being significantly impacted.

[Service Delays for Luxembourg Post] July 26, 2021

Luxembourg Post advises that there are disruptions to service in parts of the country due to flooding that has affected transportation and led to some evacuations. Postcode areas affected are: 10xx, 29xx, 58xx, 59xx, 64xx, 65xx, 66xx, 67xx, 68xx, 74xx, 75xx and 94xx.

[DHL Service Points Expiring] Starting July 25, 2021

Starting on 7/25, DHL eCommerce will no longer deliver to certain parts of American Territories. We have sourced alternative carriers and will be able to offer a service with similar transit times without any increased prices.

ZIP CODE

CITY

TERRITORY, POSSESSION, OR FREELY ASSOCIATED STATE

96799

PAGO PAGO

AMERICAN SAMOA

96910

HAGATNA

GUAM

96912

DEDEDO

GUAM

96913

BARRIGADA

GUAM

96915

SANTA RITA

GUAM

96916

MERIZO

GUAM

96917

INARAJAN

GUAM

96919

AGANA HEIGHTS

GUAM

96921

BARRIGADA

GUAM

96923

MANGILAO

GUAM

96928

AGAT

GUAM

96929

YIGO

GUAM

96931

TAMUNING

GUAM

96932

HAGATNA

GUAM

96939

NGERULMUD

PALAU

96940

KOROR

PALAU

96941

POHNPEI

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

96942

CHUUK

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

96943

YAP

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

96944

KOSRAE

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

96950

SAIPAN

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

96951

ROTA

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

96952

TINIAN

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

96960

MAJURO

REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

96970

EBEYE

REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

[Carrier delay] July 20, 2021

UPS is currently experiencing a backlog of delays into Germany. UPS policy allows 30-60 days to clear a package through customs

[New Carrier Added] July 17, 2021

US Postal Service announces new local postmaster after Chicago mail delays. Learn more here.

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