Estonian postal service Omniva has opened an international transit sorting center in Kaunas, based in the closed customs zone of the Estonian city’s airport. It says the center will start sorting international e-commerce shipments that predominantly come from China and move on to various countries around the world.
Omniva notes its international transit department operates in five important hubs: Tallinn, Estonia; London, UK; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Hachenburg, Germany; and now Kaunas. Its contact center for international transit and e-commerce customers is in Bangladesh.
“The new sorting center will handle more than 10 million shipments a year,” said Omniva head of international transit area, Sven Kukemelk. “For this facility, we have developed our own sorting software that is tailored to the sorting needs of international transit.”
Omniva will continue its international transit sorting in Tallinn. “Baltics is the home market for Omniva. Thus, operating simultaneously in Kaunas and Tallinn is efficient. Alongside the new hub, Tallinn will surely remain as an important logistics hub,” Kukemelk added.
The Kaunas hub will be developed in cooperation with Hoptrans Logistics, an international transport and logistics provider. The company’s main activity is road transportation, but it also offers versatile logistics solutions combining different freight modes, and organizes projects for e-commerce business.
“We appreciate that such a market player as Omniva evaluated our long-term experience working in Kaunas Airport and has chosen us as a reliable partner to develop this project, which is significant for the whole Baltic region,” said Rimvydas Melkūnas, Hoptrans Logistics chief executive officer.