LATEST WORLD AND AUSTRALIAN COURIER NEWS
Brazil Customs Strike
2016, 0154 UTC
Customs at Courier Terminal in São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport is currently on strike,
Strike continues with no defined end period yet and subject to sudden changes. All shipments are affected.Biological substances are being cleared MON-FRI. All other cargo is being cleared MON, WED, FRI only.
2016, 1327 UTC
The Independent Flight Attendant’s Organization (UFO) is threatening with strike actions on all Lufthansa flights from Friday, Nov 6th to Friday, Nov 13th. If this strike will go ahead, cancellations are to be expected. Alternative routes and carriers should be sought.
Argentina Samples customs
2016, 1258 UTC
The change advised Oct 14, 2015, that all biological samples imported into Argentina will require formal clearance (no fast courier clearance anymore) has been put on hold due to customs systems issues. Once these are fixed, the new rules apply.
At the moment World Courier is able to clear these shipments as courier just as normal under Regulation 3579. For the moment consignees need again to complete form 4550 through AFIP web page. It is not known how long this suspension will last and it could change on short notice.
Australia - New Delivery Choices
2016, 1036 UTC
Complaints are mounting about Australia Post's parcel delivery service and an automatic scanning system that sends parcels thousands of kilometres in the wrong direction, or refuses to recognise home addresses that have been used for decades.
And a tough approach to under-paid mail has started turning people off letters, with one distressed lady saying she now lumps her beloved postal service "in the same basket as the big banks and electricity companies".
USA - Awards for best Courier Drivers
2016, 1077 UTC
Four drivers representing FedEx Corp. operating companies were crowned National Champions in their respective driving classes at the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Indianapolis Aug. 9-13.