January 12th, 2011 | By Ian and Dominique Metcalfe | Category: Bibles Direct Latest

In mid November some parcels purporting to contain cartridge ink were sent in planes from Yemen to the USA. Instead of harmless cartridge ink, they concealed explosives. One of these parcels bound for the USA turned up on aircraft in Scotland. Fortunately, none exploded and no-one has been hurt.

Ever since, airports in the USA and Europe have been on high alert for other terrorist bombs concealed in planes. As a result the US Department of Homeland Security required that every incoming parcel over one pound in weight be indiviually screened for explosives. As a result, it’s caused huge disruption to our delivery schedules to our American customers since November. Our normal, very reliable delivery times of 7 – 10 days is now typically up to four weeks.

We’re so sorry for the longer wait that some of our customers are experiencing just now. Safety is a worldwide concern and the threat is real and present. Royal Mail and USPS are working hard to find safe and faster ways through the US postal systems. They assure us that all orders will be delivered, but since our airmail postal service is not a tracking one, we can’t tell when exactly orders will come.

We are hoping for a relaxation of the stringent security measures after the busy Christmas period and the threat subsides. There will be a backlog before our normal reliable delivery schedules are happening again.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. We know why there are delays but they are outside our control Our prayers are heart-felt , that things will get back to normal again soon.


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