Industry News

  • Hurricane Impact Update - September 25, 2017

    The USPS has resumed operations thoughout the vast majority of the regions affected by Harvey and Irma on the US Mainland. Given the tremendous damage to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by Irma and Maria, mail service in the Carribean (zip codes 006 - 009) is very limited. 

    The most recent listings of hurricane related postal exceptions are shown below. 
     
    The freight market continues to be tight, thought we have seen some easing in the past two weeks. Rates remain high and the supply of trucks remains limited. We continue to work with our trucking partners to move freight as quickly and cost effectively as we can, but on occasions freight/mail will be delayed, and costs may be higher than normal.
     

    Northeast Area – Hurricane Maria Update – Caribbean District

    (Puerto Rico, St Thomas, St Johns, St Croix, Culebra, and Vieques areas)

    Updated:  Sept. 21, 2017, 4:30 p.m. ET

    All post offices in Puerto Rico are closed.

    The San Juan P&DC and Catano DMDU Annex are closed and not accepting FAST appointments.

    There will be no retail services, package or mail pick up at any location in 006-009.

    USPS is not accepting Priority Mail Express service or shipment of live animals for the following ZIP Codes: 006, 007, 008 and 009.

    There will be no Priority Mail Express service or shipment of live animals in Puerto Rico due to the hurricane.

     

    Virgin Islands

    • St. Thomas - There will be no retail services or package or mail pick up at any location on St. Thomas today.
    • St. John - There will be no retail services, package or mail pickup at any location on St. John today.
    • All remaining offices are closed. There will be no retail, delivery or pickup services available.

    The following Islands are closed for retail services, package or mail pickup.

    • St. Croix 008
    • Culebra 00775
    • Vieques 00765​
     
     

    Southern Area – Hurricane Harvey – Houston District

    Updated:  Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 4:00PM

    Retail Operations, Delivery Operations, and Drop Shipments have all been suspended at the following offices-with services being offered by an alternate location as shown:

    • Bear Creek, 16015 Cairnway Dr, Houston TX 77084-9998
      • Bear Creek – Has Relocated From Fleetwood
    • Carriers Have Moved To New Location: – 10795 Hammerly Blvd Ste 350, Houston, TX 77043-2309.
    • PO Box And Retail Operations Have Moved Back To Old Bear Creek Location: 16015 Cairnway Dr, Houston, TX 77084-9998.  Working from a mobile trailer.
    • Effective (09/25/17), Carrier Left Notice Packages And Mail Unable To Be Delivered To Residence Due To Inaccessibility Will Be Available For Pickup At:  16015 Cairnway Dr, Houston, TX 77084-9998.  (Working from a mobile trailer.)

    Previously Reported:

    All Offices In The Houston District Have Resumed Normal Operations With The Exception Of The Following Offices: 

    Retail Operations, Delivery Operations, and Drop Shipments have all been suspended at the following offices-with services being offered by an alternate location as shown:

    • Deweyville, 680 TX State Highway 272, Deweyville TX 77614-0001
      • All Operations For Deweyville Have Moved To:
        • Bridge City, 900 Texas Ave, Bridge City TX 77611
    • Glen Flora, 126 Bridge St, Glen Flora TX 77443-0177
      • All Operations For Glen Flora Have Been Moved To:
        • Wharton, 141 E Milam St, Wharton TX 77488-9998
    • Katy, Katy Finance, 5701 4th St, Katy TX 77493-9998
      • All Operations For Katy Finance Have Been Moved To:
        • Katy, 20180 Park Row Dr Katy TX 77449-9998
    • Mauriceville, 11424 Highway 12, Mauriceville TX 77626-0016
      • All Operations For Mauriceville Have Moved To:
        • Bridge City, 900 Texas Ave, Bridge City TX 77611
    • Nome, 2285 Highway 90, Nome TX 77629-0010
      • All Operations For Nome Have Been Moved To:
        • China, 305 N Broadway St, China TX 77613-0016
    • Stowell, 3608 State Highway 124, Stowell TX 77661-0045
      • All Operations For Stowell Have Been Moved To:
        • Winnie, 324 Highway 124, Winnie TX 77665-0190
     
     

    Southern Area – Hurricane Irma Update – Suncoast

    Updated:  Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 3:45PM

    All Post Offices/Stations/Branches In Suncoast Have Resumed Normal Operations, With The Exception Of Those Listed Below.

    The following offices are offering RETAIL SERVICES and DROP SHIPMENTS are being accepted. DELIVERY SERVICES are being attempted where safe to do so:

    • Bonita Springs, 26150 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, Fl 34135-6632

    The following offices are offering FULL DELIVERY and LIMITED RETAIL. These offices are accepting Drop shipments.

    • Alva, 17301 Broadway St, Alva FL 33920-9998
    • Bushnell, 800 Main Street, Bushnell FL 33513-9997 
    • Center Hill, 89 E Kings Hwy, Center Hill FL 33514-9997
    • Daytona, Holly Hill, 231 7th Street, Daytona Beach  FL 32125-9998 
    • Melbourne Indialantic, 200 Palm Ave, Indialantic FL 32903-9998
    • Nobleton, 29095 Forbes St, Nobleton FL 34661-9801
    • Nocatee, 2509 SW County Rd 760, Nocatee FL 34268-9998
    • Ochopee, 38000 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee FL 34141-2003
    • Ocklawaha, 13470 E Highway 25 , Ocklawaha FL 32183-9998
    • Ona, 5155 State Rd 64 W, Ona FL 33890-4762
    • OrlandoPine Hills, 811 Deauville Dr, Orlando FL 32808-9998
      • Box mail can be picked up at the Orlando Hiawassee Branch at:
        3200 N. Hiawassee Rd. Orlando FL 32818-9998
    • OrlandoAzalea Park, 501 N Semoran Blvd, Orlando FL 32807-9998
    • Seville, 120 County Road 305, Seville FL 32190-9998

    The following offices will have limited Retail services. Customers can pick up PO Box Mail via Mobile Retail Unit.  Drop Shipments will be accepted from 10am- 3pm:

    • Chokoloskee, 195 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee FL 34138-9800
    • Everglades City, 601 Collier Ave, Everglades City FL 34139-9800
      • Location of Mobile Retail Unit: 102 Copeland Ave N, Everglades City FL 34139
        • Hours:  Monday through Saturday, 10am – 3pm

    The following offices are offering limited Retail Services in a Mobile Retail Unit that is located on-site.  PO Box mail can be picked up at these locations.   Drop Shipments will be accepted from 10am-3pm:

    • Goodland, 427 Papaya St, Goodland FL 34140-9800
      • Hours:  Monday through Saturday, 10am – 3pm
     

    Southern Area – Hurricane Irma Update – South Florida

    (Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Florida Keys areas)

    UPDATED:  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 @ 2:00PM

    The Postal Service is continuing the suspension of Priority Mail Express and the shipment of Live Animals in the following ZIP Codes until further notice:

    • 33043, 33051, 33037, 33040, 33001 and 33042

    ALL OFFICES IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICT HAVE RESUMED NORMAL OPERATIONS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE OFFICES LISTED BELOW:

    The following office is offering limited Delivery and Retail services.  Drop shipments can be accepted but require vehicles equipped with a lift gate:

    • North Miami Beach, 16400 W Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach FL 33160-9998

    The following offices will be providing Retail Services via mobile retail unit staged on-site at the facility and PO Box customers can pick up mail.  There are no Delivery Services and Drop Shipments cannot be accepted at this time:

    • Coral SpringsCoral Reef, 6295 W Sample Rd, Coral Springs FL 33067-9998
    • Key Colony Beach, 600 W Ocean Dr, Key Colony Beach FL 33051-9800
    • Long Key, 68340 Overseas Hwy, Long Key FL 33001-9998

    The following offices will be providing Retail Services via mobile retail unit staged on-site at the facility.  Delivery Services are being attempted where safe to do so.  Drop Shipments cannot be accepted at this time:

    • Big Pine Key, 29959 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key FL 33043-9998
    • Marathon, 5171 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050-9998
    • Summerland Key, 24700 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key FL 33042-9998
     

    Southern Area – Hurricane Irma Update – Gulf Atlantic District

    Updated:  Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 5:45PM

    All Post Offices/Stations/Branches/Finance Units in Gulf Atlantic have resumed normal operations, with the exception of the office listed below.

    • Orange Park Mall (Finance Unit), 1910 Wells Rd, Orange Park FL 32073
      • Services being offered at alternate location: Orange Park, 1335 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park FL 32073-9998​

     

  • Hurricane Impact Update - September 14, 2017

    The USPS has resumed deliveries, retail operations, and receiving operations throughout most of the region affected by Hurricane Irma. All of the SCFs and the NDC Jacksonville are processing mail and accepting drop shipments. Fry has resumed clearing, releasing and drop shipping our customers' mail for this region.

    In many areas, delivery will remain slow as the USPS deals with the backlog of mail and the considerable damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Drop shipments may be delayed as we and our partners work to procure postal appointments and transportation.

    Truck availability and cost remain challenges throughout much of the US as the transportation industry deals with the ripple effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We are working with our transportation partners to move mail and freight quickly and cost-effectively.

    Many local post offices have not re-opened, and mail for residents in those areas are being held at other postal facilities. The USPS has no access to the Florida Keys or to portions of the Virgin Islands.

  • Hurricane Impact Update - September 13, 2017

    Florida, Georgia, South Carolina

    In response to Hurricane Irma, the USPS has stopped delivery, retail, and receiving operations throughout Florida and selected coastal GA and SC post offices today. Delivery and drop shipments are planned to resume tomorrow in northern FL and GA and SC. Mail processing and delivery in much of central and southern Florida remain suspended until further notice.
     
    In particular, the USPS has embargoed all Marketing Mail for the following 3 digit zips until at least 9/13. That is somewhat redundant as all operations at the servicing post offices are suspended indefinitely.:
         South Florida – 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 340, and 349;
         Suncoast – 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346, and 347. 
     
    This is, of course, a very fluid situation. Fry will continue to monitor the postal situation throughout the regions affected and resume dispatch of your mail as quickly as we can. 

     

    Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

    The following Post Offices/Stations/Branches remain closed with no delivery or retail operations until further notice:

    Puerto Rico   

    • Juncos Post Office – 00777, 1 Calle Munoz Rivera, Juncos, PR 00777-9998
    • Fajardo Post Office – 00738113 Calle Garrido Morales, Fajardo, PR 00738-9998                                
    • Trujillo Alto Station – 00976, 100 Calle Borinquen, Trujillo Alto, PR 00976-9998                         
    • Fernandez Juncos – 00909 & 00910, 1498 Ave Fernandez Juncos, San Juan, PR 00909-9998                              

    US Virgin Islands

    • Saint Thomas                                  
    • Veterans Annex – 00803, 6500 Veterans Dr, St Thomas, VI 00802-9992  
    • East End – 00805, 4605 Tutu Park Mall, St Thomas, VI 00802-9993                                                       
    • Charlotte Amalie – 00801 & 00802, 9846 Estate Thomas, St Thomas, VI 00802-9998                           
    • Havensight – 00802, 9007 Havensight Shopp Ctr, St Thomas, VI 00802-9994                           
    • Emancipation – 00804, 5046 Norre Gade, St Thomas, VI 00802-9995                           

    Saint John  

    • Cruz Bay – 00830 & 00831100 Vester Gade, St John VI 00830-9998
     

    IMPACT ON FREIGHT MOVEMENT NATIONWIDE

    As stated previously, in the near term, many Customers can expect to see higher than normal freight costs, as well as possible delays, due to the limited supply of available trucks. 

    Between Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, normal freight patterns have been disrupted, there is increased trucking demand to meet the need for large quanities of emergency supplies and building materials in the affected areas, and fuel prices are increasing. Hopefully this will be a relatively short-lived situation. We will continue to work with our carrier base to move freight as timely and as cost-effectively as possible.

     

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