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USPS AIR-TO-SEA DIVERSION IN EFFECT

The Postal Service will utilize sea transportation to address the issue of limited air transportation resulting from widespread flight cancellations and restrictions due to COVID-19. This option will remain in effect until sufficient air transportation capacity becomes available.

The first sea transport departed from the JFK International Service Center on April 20, 2020 and is estimated to arrive at the Rotterdam (Netherlands) port on May 7, 2020. Sea route arrival dates are not exact and may vary depending on weather related events and queuing at port of arrival.The vessel is carrying 6,036 receptacles in 5 containers weighing 32,768 kilograms. It is serving mail destined to: Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Finland … (click to read more)

On April 27, 2020, a second sea transport departed with volume from the Chicago, JFK, and Miami International Service Centers and is estimated to arrive at the Rotterdam (Netherlands) port on May 15, 2020.

Sea route arrival dates are not exact and may vary depending on weather related events and queuing at port of arrival.The vessel is carrying 6,382 receptacles in six (6) containers weighing 33,593 kilograms. It is serving mail destined to: Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Finland, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland (Geneva and Zurich) … (click to read more)

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