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Quebecor Updates Clients on Logistics and Mail Options During Tragedy

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

According to a statement from Quebecor: After last week’s tragic affairs, business appears to be returning to normal. However, we at Quebecor World Logistics do understand that you continue to have questions and concerns regarding your current and upcoming mailings. We are committed to informing you of all developments within the industry as the aftermath of this disaster continues to unfold. Postal: All mail – including Standard Mail – is now being accepted for delivery in New York City. To aid you in your marketing efforts, however, we have included a list of zip codes and USPS facilities in the impacted area. There are three postal facilities: Bowling Green (10004, 006), Church Street (10007, 008, 048, 249, 280 - 282) and Wall Street (10005), which remain closed. Customers served by these facilities may pick up their mail. We will update you as these facilities open. The Peck Slip facility (10038) will re-open tomorrow, (September 18th). The specific zip codes within the World Trade Center buildings will not be delivered, but mail addressed there will be available for pickup. These include the following: 10047, 10048, 10080 and 10285. The USPS will update these unique zips as further information becomes available. Please see the sections below for additional information on the New York Metropolitan area and a list of all affected zips, many of which may resume normal delivery by tomorrow. The USPS is currently struggling to find alternative methods of transportation to compensate for delays. The agency secured unused space on Amtrak trains Friday and was contracting for extra space with 7,000 private trucking companies. This mail creates some additional delivery delays throughout this week. The USPS is now accepting mail from other nations, lifting its ban on foreign packages and letters. Delays of up to three days on most foreign mail should be expected. Distribution: All cargo operations affecting the mail have returned to normal. Carriers are now carrying all categories of U.S. mail, including First-Class Mail, Express Mail and Priority Mail. The FAA also has authorized commercial airlines to carry letter-size First-Class Mail. The USPS has made special arrangements for cargo mail delivery flights to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. All other truckload and rail transportation is returning to normal for all availability levels. After a tragic and difficult week, we finally feel that our business is returning to normal, as such, we expect that most customers will continue to mail as scheduled for the remainder of the fall season. Please feel free to call us if you wish to discuss your mailings in further detail. Thank you, Brad Nathan Sr. Vice President, Sales and Marketing Quebecor World Logistics (630) 438-2316

 

 

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