Ukrainian postal and courier service Nova Poshta says its new automated sorting office, near the city of Cherkassy, is now operating at full capacity, and is the first automated sorting center in the region to handle over 7,000 parcels per hour.
The terminal will sort parcels and cargo for Cherkassy and 84 settlements in the region. It is equipped with automated systems made in Ukraine and has two sorting lines, each of which can handle up to 3,600 parcels per hour, double the sorting speed of previous facilities. The facility can also handle 43 vehicles at the same time, with consignments loaded directly onto delivery vehicles from the sorting line, via a telescopic conveyor system.
“Thanks to automation, we can quickly process large volumes of parcels that are growing from year to year. Therefore, we equip not only terminals in million-plus cities with automatic equipment but have begun to do this in other regional centers as well. Automated systems allow you to quickly sort parcels in boxes or those that are rectangular. This means that they reach their customers faster,” commented Alexander Bulba, CEO of Nova Poshta.
The postal service has invested Ukrainian hryvni 33.2 million (US$1.18m) into the facility. Construction began in August 2019, followed by a pilot operating program at the start of this year.