- 11 December 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
An Post has opened its Dublin Parcel Hub, a €15 million automated parcel hub of 50,000 square feet in size. The Irish postal operator’s new unit is an international gateway for incoming and outgoing parcels for both domestic and international delivery.
The parcel hub uses a Beumer sortation machine with a capacity of 13,000 parcels per hour and can handle 90% of the parcels passing through the system. From the An Post hub parcels are sent direct to local delivery depots.
The Dublin Parcel Hub has handled more than a million parcels since it was opened thanks to Cyber Weekend causing a spike in volumes. An Post say that international deliveries include a projected 16 million parcels from the UK, 5 million from the Americas and more than a million from Germany.
David McRedmond, CEO, An Post said “We’re ambitious for An Post and for Ireland in the international e-Commerce world. This hub is a significant investment in Ireland’s economic infrastructure, providing Irish business and consumers with the world’s most advanced technology coupled with An Post’s expertise, connecting them to global markets and linking international business to every address in Ireland. With over 50% of Irish retail now online, the Dublin Parcel Hub sits right at the centre of a new world order of global trading and shopping for customers.
“The European Investment Bank recently approved a €40 million loan to support An Post’s transformation strategy and we will invest this, and additional funds from our own resources, to rebuild our entire network over the next five years to remain in step with the rapidly emerging global e-Commerce landscape. An Post’s business and personal customers will benefit from faster, more accurate, energy-efficient services”, he concluded.