Shipments may occasionally be scanned as ‘On Hold’. This scan is normally received when a shipment arrives at a depot later than planned and has, as a result, missed its onward connection. Shipments scanned as ‘On Hold’ are simply waiting for the next available vehicle/aircraft.
Another example of an ‘On Hold’ scan could be as a result of a ‘force majeure’ such as severe weather, snow or flooding that prevents any vehicles from safely conducting their collections/transit/deliveries. Again, the items will show as ‘On Hold’ until an alternative method has been arranged or the event has resolved itself.