United States of America – Ground handlers

01 December, 2016

The United States of America asks us to inform Union member countries and their designated operators of the following:

As in the past, ground handler delays are again impacting operations at the five offices of exchange (OEs) of the United States Postal Service (USPS). All facilities are open and accepting mail, and are committed to processing inbound volumes as expeditiously as possible, ensuring all belts are running 24/7. However, USPS would kindly request that other designated operators inform their respective airlines conveying postal dispatches destined to USPS that all ground handlers at the airports in the United States are responsible for timely delivery to the OEs, the unloading of containers, and on-site ground handling supervision. In addition, ground handlers are responsible for removing empty and damaged equipment immediately so that inbound volumes can be processed. USPS counts on the extensive planning and coordination involving the origin Post and the airlines, as well as the ground handlers, to ensure the timely processing of inbound mail volumes.