Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 13:10
PostNL expects new package delivery record for Sinterklaas season
Sinterklaas season, and its accompanying increase in online shopping in the Netherlands, is leading to a very busy week for PostNL. The Dutch postal service expects to deliver a record number of over 5 million parcels during the Sinterklaas celebrations, ANP reports.
"Our sorting centers are running at full power across the country", Gerrit Mastenbroek, director of the parcel division of PostNL, said to the broadcaster on Tuesday. "Next week there will be 3,800 delivery drivers on the road, that is 600 more than a normal delivery day."
This week PostNL is also working into the night hours. At this stage one in seven housholds in the Netherlands is getting a package every day, according to PostNL.