Answers to the most important questions about parcel shipping in connection with the coronavirus crisis and information about other circumstances which might influence the delivery of national and international shipments.
France & Germany
At midnight a nationwide transport strike started in Germany, which will affect various modes of transportation, including flights and trains. Significant disruptions are expected. The strike is due to pay negotiations between unions and employers.
Tomorrow on 28 March there is another national strike in France due to the new retirement law. Protests have been getting bigger in France and some of our carriers already noticed that some ports, roads and fuel refineries are blocked.
It is difficult to predict how much of an impact these strikes will have on deliveries, but we do expect delays.
Social inspections are currently taking place at depot Lummen. As a result, there may be possible delays.
Due to snowfall, we are currently experiencing issues with the pickup and delivery of packages throughout the entire country. Additionally, there was a technical problem at our depots in Flemalle and Kortrijk which is affecting our operational services in the regions surrounding these depots
Due to a national strike in Italy on 08.03, we are expecting delays in delivery. Particularly in those areas in which we expect a major participation such as Verona, Torino, Lombardia Region, Roma and Pisa.
New day of mobilization and demonstration this Tuesday 7 March 2023 with more than 250 demonstrations announced everywhere in France to say no to the pension reform. Find here the list of cities that will be impacted today. Delays in delivery are unfortunately inevitable.
As of 1 Jan 2023, the fuel surcharge for road traffic will become the energy surcharge. In order to respond to the fluctuating and sharply rising costs of fuels and energy sources for our fleet, the surcharge will be based not only on current diesel prices but also on the development of electricity and gas prices on the market.
The energy surcharge will continue to be designed dynamically and will be charged per parcel shipment.