Operating status from Posten and Bring - the corona situation


We follow the corona situation closely. Follow the status of how it affects Posten and Bring and what measures have been implemented.

Updated country list: we cannot send Parcel abroad to these countries.

Updated list of countries to which it can be sent mail.

Update 6th April 2020

We are delivering mail, parcels and goods mainly as usual all over Norway. Delays may occur.

Mail will be delivered as usual through Wednesday 8 April. Mail delivery will resume on Tuesday, 14 April. 

Operation reports from Posten and Bring will onwards only be updated when something extraordinary takes place.

 

Update 3rd April 2020

Delivery of mail, parcels and goods is largely normal throughout the country. Some delay may occur.

Updated country list: We cannot send Parcel abroad to these countries.

Updated list of countries to which it can be sent mail.

 

Update 2nd April 2020

Delivery of mail, parcels and goods is largely normal throughout the country.

E6 over Saltfjellet has been closed and some delay must therefore be expected in some places in Nordland.

 

Update 1st April 2020

Delivery of mail, parcels and goods is largely normal throughout the country.

The weather conditions in Troms and Finnmark have created challenges in recent days, but during the day you should be mostly up to date.

Updated country list: We cannot send Parcel abroad to these countries.

 

Update 31st March 2020

Delivery of mail, parcels and goods is largely normal throughout the country.

In Troms and Finnmark, bad weather conditions have closed a number of roads and mountain crossings, and therefore some delays will occur.

 

Update 30th March 2020

Delivery of mail, parcels and goods is largely normal throughout the country. Some delays may occur.

 

Update 27th March 2020

Delivery of mail, parcels and goods is largely normal throughout the country. Some delays may occur.

Updated list of countries to which it can be sent mail.

 

Update 26th March 2020

Delivery of mail, parcels and goods is largely normal throughout the country. Some delays may occur.

 

Update 25th March 2020

There have been no major operating changes in the past 24 hours.

We are delivering mail, parcels and goods mainly as usual.

 

Update 24 March 2020

No major operating changes have been reported in the past 24 hours.

Delivery of mail, parcels and goods is largely normal throughout the country.

 

The delivery of mail, parcels and goods is proceeding more or less as normal

16 March, 2020

– These are difficult times, but we are also seeing a national mobilisation resulting in deliveries to Norwegian households and customers proceeding more or less as normal. We are doing everything we can to maintain a high quality in mail, parcel and goods services that represent an important part of our critical infrastructure, says Tone Wille, CEO at Posten Norge and Bring.

International conditions

The international exchange of mail, parcel and goods shipments is to a greater extent impacted by restrictions in air traffic, which causes cancellations of passenger flights and reduced capacity. Freight transport is considered to play a role critical to society and within the EU the borders are open and the transport of goods by road has a high priority.

– The serious situation which is affecting all of society may entail that we will be unable to meet all contractual and customer obligations in the time ahead. We have therefore announced that this is a force majeure situation, so customers are prepared that the situation may quickly change, Wille says.
Bring and Posten Norge are focusing on operations and are continuously working to find good solutions. For this process we have close contact with our international partners, including the other postal organisations in the Universal Postal Union.

More people want home delivery of goods

Increased e-commerce recently has also led to more customers wanting home deliveries. 

– In order to reduce the risk of infection when delivering packages and goods, we are implementing new digital signing solutions or allowing the drivers to sign themselves, Wille says.

We are following the national health authorities’ recommendations and have also implemented our own group-specific cleaning and hygiene measures for e.g. terminals, post reception centres, drivers and delivery.

As a rule, employees in administrative functions are working from home. So far, the group has not issued any lay-off notices.

The coronavirus situation is being closely monitored. Emergency preparedness is high and a crisis response team has been established in the group.

 

Coronavirus and pandemic - Posten Norge is monitoring the corona situation and we are doing everything we can to keep our deliveries going

March 13, 2020

The current very serious situation that affects all of society means that the Posten Norge AS and Bring group must notify all parties that this is now a force majeure situation. As long as this results in obstacles to our deliveries, any deviations from agreements will not constitute non-fulfilment of the agreement. We therefore want to notify you that it is unlikely that we will be able to fulfil all our obligations as intended, and that deviations may occur. For example when it comes to pick-up times, shipping times, delivery times and our time guarantees.

We must continuously prioritise which services and customer volumes can be produced. Access to personnel and vehicles and other limitations are key factors. Our prioritisations are based on life, health and the key interests of society. At the same time, we would like to emphasise that the group is doing all we can to ensure that agreed deliveries and services are carried out in accordance with the agreements in place.

When delivering goods, we will no longer allow recipients to sign our PDAs due to the risk of infection. This will apply until further notice. Drivers will record deliveries and the GPS coordinates will be recorded automatically upon delivery.

We are closely monitoring the corona situation and are well prepared
We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and follow the official health advice. The Posten Norge Group consists of a big workplace with an important business in the Nordics and in some countries outside of the Nordics. Several cases of the coronavirus have now been detected in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

– We are closely monitoring the development and are well prepared should the situation change. We have informed our employees and encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with and follow the official health advice provided by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The same goes for our employees in other countries, who must follow the advice provided in the country where they reside, says CEO Tone Wille, Posten Norge.

Affects international trade and transport

The corona situation has so far had relatively little impact on international trade and transport. As of today, there is no indication that there are any risks associated with the purchase of goods and the reception of parcels from China. The infection spreads between people.

The exchange of post and goods between countries is proceeding mainly as usual. In China, there has been a partial stop in production of goods and consequently reduced volumes of post and goods for transportation. This is recovering. In Italy, restrictions have been introduced nationwide, not just in northern Italy. Right now, the flow of goods is normal, but we must take into account that there may be delays in the shipping of post and goods. The same will apply to other countries where the coronavirus is widespread. We are in close contact with our international partners, especially with the other postal companies in the Universal Postal Union.

– We have close contact with our international partners and especially with the other postal companies in the international postal union. We are prepared and ready to handle the situation. If the situation deteriorates and leads to irregularities in our supply chain, we have initiated a dialogue with some major customers about the prioritisation of their shipments, says Wille.

A number of measures have been implemented

Major events have been cancelled and all non-essential air travel, both domestic and international, have been stopped in all countries where we have employees. This restriction applies until further notice. 

External meetings must generally be carried out via Skype/Teams or by phone until further notice. External participants who attend meetings at Bring’s and Posten Norge’s premises will be asked if they have been in areas of ongoing infection or if they show symptoms of infection. 

Increased use of home offices has been introduced within the Posten Norge Group, in addition to a number of extraordinary hygiene and cleaning measures at terminals, post reception points and the head office. This to strengthen the daily work with cleaning and hygiene already in place and to prevent infection. 

Affects international trade and transport

The corona situation has so far had relatively little impact on international trade and transport. As of today, there is no indication that there are any risks associated with the purchase of goods and the reception of parcels from China. The infection spreads between people.

The exchange of post and goods between countries is proceeding mainly as usual. In China, there has been a partial stop in production of goods and consequently reduced volumes of post and goods for transportation. This is recovering. In Italy, restrictions have been introduced nationwide, not just in northern Italy. Right now, the flow of goods is normal, but we must take into account that there may be delays in the shipping of post and goods. The same will apply to other countries where the coronavirus is widespread. We are in close contact with our international partners, especially with the other postal companies in the Universal Postal Union.

– We have close contact with our international partners and especially with the other postal companies in the international postal union. We are prepared and ready to handle the situation. If the situation deteriorates and leads to irregularities in our supply chain, we have initiated a dialogue with some major customers about the prioritisation of their shipments, says Wille.

A number of measures have been implemented

Major events have been cancelled and all non-essential air travel, both domestic and international, have been stopped in all countries where we have employees. This restriction applies until further notice. 

External meetings must generally be carried out via Skype/Teams or by phone until further notice. External participants who attend meetings at Bring’s and Posten Norge’s premises will be asked if they have been in areas of ongoing infection or if they show symptoms of infection. 

Increased use of home offices has been introduced within the Posten Norge Group, in addition to a number of extraordinary hygiene and cleaning measures at terminals, post reception points and the head office. This to strengthen the daily work with cleaning and hygiene already in place

 

Posten Norge monitors the corona situation closely and is well prepared

Updated March 10th, 2020

Posten Norge closely monitors the coronavirus situation and follows the official health advice. The Posten Norge Group consists of a big workplace with an important business in the Nordics and in some countries outside of the Nordics. Several cases of the coronavirus have now been detected in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

– We are closely monitoring the development and are well prepared should the situation change. We have informed our employees and encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with and follow the official health advice provided by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The same goes for our employees in other countries, who must follow the advice provided in the country where they reside, says CEO Tone Wille, Posten Norge.

Affects international trade and transport

The corona situation has so far had relatively little impact on international trade and transport. As of today, there is no indication that there are any risks associated with the purchase of goods and the reception of parcels from China. The infection spreads between people.

The post exchange between countries runs mainly as usual, except for China where there has been a partial stop in production of goods and for Northern Italy where there are restrictions for the collection and delivery of goods.

– We have close contact with our international partners and especially with the other postal companies in the international postal union. We are prepared and ready to handle the situation. For the time being, business goes on as usual, with heightened vigilance and readiness, says Wille.

Facts about the Corona situation, dated March, 2020

  • Posten Norge and Bring have established guidelines that follow the official health advice, guidelines and recommendations provided by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health as well as the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Danish Health Authority.
  • The Posten Norge Group has established an emergency response organization that is prepared for changes and that can take action quickly.

For international trade and transport of goods, the status is as follows

  • China: Mail and goods shipments to and from China are beginning to go back to normal. Volumes have increased during the last few weeks and will continue to increase as the production in China gets going.
  • Italy: In Northern Italy, areas with the postal codes IT-26 and IT-35 are affected and there are restrictions on the collection and delivery of goods. Due to the extraordinary measures, delays are to be expected. This can also affect other areas in Italy. We are monitoring the development and will provide more updates when we have further information.
  • For any questions, we advise our customers to get in touch with their contact person at Bring.