Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011
Power to require carrying of postal packets and mail bags by ship or aircraft.
27.— (1) A universal postal service provider may, for any purpose in connection with the provision by it of a universal postal service, by notice require the owner or operator of a relevant ship or aircraft to carry mail bags on the relevant ship or aircraft.
(2) The remuneration for any services provided pursuant to this section shall be determined by agreement between the universal postal service provider and the owner or operator of the relevant ship or aircraft concerned.
(3) Where a dispute or difference arises between a universal postal service provider and the owner or operator of a relevant ship or aircraft, in respect of the remuneration for any services provided pursuant to this section, the dispute or difference shall be determined in accordance with conciliation procedures that have been agreed between both parties or, in default of such agreement, the matter may be referred to arbitration and, subject to section 29 of the Arbitration Act 2010, that Act shall apply to an arbitration under this Act.
(4) In this section “relevant ship or aircraft” means any ship or aircraft which carries on regular communications between 2 or more places, one of which is not readily accessible by road.