PostNL opens 350 pick-up factors in Belgium

PostNL, the most important postal firm within the Netherlands, needs to develop its logistics community in Belgium. Earlier than the top of the 12 months, it would open 350 further pick-up/drop-off (PUDO) factors. Presently, PostNL owns 1.000 service places in Belgium.

The information was reported by HLN. PostNL has been increasing in Belgium for a while, competing with Belgian postal service Bpost. Final 12 months, the Dutch provider opened two new warehouses. Initially of 2022, the primary distribution heart was opened in Belgium.

350 further PUDO factors

Presently, PostNL owns 1.000 pick-up factors throughout Belgium. To check, within the Netherlands the corporate operates 4.000 service factors. Earlier than the top of this 12 months, PostNL will open 350 extra PUDO factors.

PostNL at the moment owns 1.000 Belgian PUDO factors.

In the meanwhile, PostNL owns 9 warehouses and 1 distribution heart within the nation. This implies Belgian clients can entry a service level inside 2 kilometers of their home. In Brussels the space is even smaller, specifically 750 meters.

Parcel quantity decreased

Earlier this month, PostNL launched its new quarterly numbers. In Q2, its parcel quantity decreased with 12,6 % whereas income lowered with 11 %.

The parcel quantity decreased with 12,6%.

Due to this, the EBITDA finally ends up at 10 million euros. That’s a lot decrease than the identical time final 12 months, when earnings earlier than curiosity amounted to 60 million euros. Along with a lower in parcels, prices are greater as a result of inflation.

PostNL Belgium lawsuit

Ambitions to develop in Belgium are overshadowed by an ongoing lawsuit. Simply months in the past, there have been a number of arrests at warehouses of the Belgian PostNL department. This is because of a suspicion of fraud at subcontractors, akin to undeclared work.

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