Belgian postal company bpost, and railway company SNCB, announced today that the cooperation will be extended and expanded, which will result in the addition of parcel lockers in 70 additional train stations over the next 6 months.
The SNCB will strengthen its cooperation with bpost over the next 5 years. There are already bpost parcel lockers in 33 Belgian stations and now, 70 new locations will be added in the next 6 months.
The presence of bpost in stations is a logical choice, says the postal company.
“This is fully in line with bpost’s mission to increasingly motivate the end customer to choose a collection point for the delivery of their parcel and, thus, opt for the most ecological delivery," said bpost. Picking up a parcel from a parcel locker in a station while on your commute reduces CO2 emissions by up to 90%, according to the postal company.
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Minister of Public Enterprises, Telecommunications and Post Petra De Sutter also pointed out the positive impact of the collaboration. "Packages delivered to vending machines reduce CO2. So does taking the train."
"The major benefit of collaboration between SNCB and bpost is obvious," De Sutter added. "It also takes commuters less time to go to a collection point and it increases the attractiveness of our stations."
Bpost started installing the first publicly accessible parcel lockers in Belgium in 2011. Today there are more than 600 parcel lockers distributed throughout Belgium.