The U.S. Postal Service advised that it is shifting some international shipments from air transport to sea transport due to limited air cargo capacity resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.
In its advisory, the postal service provided details about the first sea transport shipment to Rotterdam (Netherlands) that includes mail and parcels to select European countries.
It did not state if this is to Europe only or if it will make this operational shift to other continents as well. However, USPS said this option would remain in effect until sufficient air transportation capacity becomes available.