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FedEx warns of shipping delays as Omicron causes staff shortages

Severe winter weather and the rapid spread of contagious variants of Omicron have led to a surge in infection, forcing some US airlines to cancel their flights as pilot and crew quarantine.

Shipping companies are coordinating operations by implementing emergency response plans to minimize disruption as severe winter storms across the country, including major air hubs in Memphis, Tennessee, pose a challenge. Said. (Reuters)

FedEx Corp warns that the increase in Omicron variants has led to a shortage of staff and delays in air transport.

“The explosive surge in Covid-19 Omicron variants has caused a temporary shortage of available crew and operations staff,” the company said Saturday.

Shipping companies are coordinating operations by implementing emergency response plans to minimize disruption as severe winter storms across the country, including major air hubs in Memphis, Tennessee, pose a challenge. Said.

Rival United Parcel Service, Inc. said the callouts by Omicron did not affect their service and added that an emergency response plan was in place.

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“Delivery was delayed due to recent weather events in the Louisville, Kentucky, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania regions,” a UPS spokeswoman said.

Severe winter weather and the rapid spread of contagious variants of Omicron have led to a surge in infection, forcing some US airlines to cancel their flights as pilot and crew quarantine.

Temporary relief

Due to inadequate staffing and other issues, on Thursday the U.S. Postal Service, one of the U.S. private employers, provided temporary relief from the Biden administration’s new vaccines or testing requirements for large corporations. I was forced to ask all employees.

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The death toll from the coronavirus in the United States increased by at least 2,133 on Thursday, up from 834,768 the day before to a total of 836,901. Reuters Tally.

Source: TRT World and distributors

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