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A remote nation in the Pacific Ocean, the Polynesian island of Tuvalu was once known as Ellice Islands and is found between Australia and Hawaii. Covering just 10 square miles of land, the nine tiny islands, that have been independent from the UK since 1978, have a population of just 12,000. The main concern for the country is that, at just 4.5 metres above sea level, climate change is threatening its very existence. Rainfall is the only source of water on the island, their abundance of coconut palms means that the only real export commodity is copra and salination is proving a problem for the agriculture and farming on the island. With few resources, the country also receives a lot of foreign aid and parcel delivery to Tuvalu is rare.
The laid-back inlets have their own pace of life and at more than a day from the UK, they receive very few Brits. Funafuti is the capital of the country and the atoll has around 60% of the whole population living there in the villages of Alapi, Fakaifou, Senala, Teone and Vaiaku. Other islands with notable villages are Nukufetau with Savave, Vaitupu with Motufoua and Nui with Tanrake. Delivery services in Tuvalu are few and far between, and they don’t use a postcode for items. Limited transport infrastructure means that there are just five miles of roads and there is no need for a railway. The capital houses the only port but Nukufetau has a deep-water harbour for items coming to the country. There is also an International Airport in Funafuti.
My Parcel Delivery’s current range of couriers and parcel delivery services don’t have any services to Northern Mariana Islands, but we’re always working to expand our offering, so contact us now for advice on sending your parcel.