Industry News

  • 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.

     

  • Hurricane Impact Update - September 7, 2017

    FLORIDA

    As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, we are seeing mail and shipping operations starting to be suspended. Our carriers and the USPS are rightly concerned about the safety of their drivers and other employees and the integrity of our product, and are taking necessary precautions to keep as much as possible out of harm's way.

    The USPS has announced suspension of delivery to selected facilities (see below), but that list could very well grow over the next several days.

    Our primary mail consolidator to Florida has halted shipments to Florida at least until Monday September 11. Beyond some possible shipments today, it is doubtful whether Fry will be sending any additional direct trucks to Florida until next week either. 

    We anticipate delivery delays into Florida over the next week or so. Depending on how Hurricane Irma tracks, other areas on the Atlantic coast may also be affected.

     

    TEXAS

    Most post offices in Texas have resumed delivery, and drop shipments have resumed. A few post offices are still not delivering mail, but most of those have identified alternate facilities where residents may pick up their mail until the USPS can resume delivery. The USPS is working hard to get caught up, but it will take some time for them to work through the backlog of mail. 

     

    IMPACT ON FREIGHT MOVEMENT NATIONWIDE

    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. 

    Hurricane Harvey has already led to increases in freight rates and a shortage of available trucks nationwide. That situation will likely be exacerbated by Hurricane Irma. Normal freight patterns have been disrupted, there is increased trucking demand to meet the need for large quantities 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.

     


    South Florida District USPS Facility Status

    Updated:  Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 9:00AM

    Effective immediately Priority Mail Express and the shipment of LIVES have been suspended to the following 3-Digit ZIP Codes through close of business Thursday, September 14, 2017.

            330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 340, and 349

    Effective immediately the South Florida District is suspending ALL operations in the following offices.  There will be no Retail Services, Delivery Operations, and Drop Shipments in these offices through close of business Monday, September 11, 2017.
    • Big Pine Key, 29959 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key FL 33043-999
    • Key West, Flagler Key West, 2764 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West FL 33040-3931
    • Islamorada, 82801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada FL 33036-9998
    • Key Colony Beach, 600 W Ocean Dr, Key Colony Beach FL 33051-9800
    • Key Largo, 100100 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo FL 33037-9998
    • Key West, 400 Whitehead St, Key West FL 33040-9998
    • Long Key, 400 Whitehead St, Key West FL 33040-9998
    • Marathon, 5171 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-9998
    • Marathon, Marathon Shores, 11400 Overseas Hwy, Ste 120, Marathon FL 33050-9997
    • Summerland Key, 24700 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key FL 33042-9998
    • Tavernier, 91220 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier FL 33070-9998
    The South Florida District is suspending ALL operations in the following offices effective close of business on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  There will be no Retail Services in these offices through close of business Monday, September 11, 2017.
    • Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge, 3296 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale FL 33306-9997
    • Sunny Isles Postal Store, 18070 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach FL 33160-2723
    The South Florida District is suspending ALL operations in the following office effective Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10:00AM.  There will be no Retail Services in these offices through close of business Monday, September 11, 2017.
    • Fort Lauderdale, Galt Ocean, 3324 Ne 34th St Fort Lauderdale FL 33348-9998
    The South Florida District is suspending ALL operations in the following offices effective Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:00PM.  There will be no Retail Services in these offices through close of business Monday, September 11, 2017.
    • Fort Lauderdale, Causeway, 1515 Se 17th St Ste 121, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316-1724
    • Fort Lauderdale, Colee, 1404 E Las Olas Blvd Ste B, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301-9997
    • Hallandale Beach, Golden Isles, 1800 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach FL 33009-4737
    • Lighthouse Point, 2091 Ne 36th St, Lighthouse Point FL 33064-9997

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