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PostNord to continue Danish deliveries until 2023

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PostNord to continue Danish deliveries until 2023
Julepostreportage fra PostNord Brøndby Distributionscenter i Brøndby, mandag den 14. december 2020. Juleposten skal ud til tiden, så der er travlt med breve og pakker i distributionscentret i Brøndby. Der er omkring 1000 ansatte hos PostNord i Brøndby. Pakkerne leveres til Storkøbenhavn og i år er der cirka 30% flere pakker der skal deles ud i forhold til sidste år.. (Foto: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix)

The Danish arm of Swedish-Danish post distribution company PostNord is to continue delivering the country’s post until at least 2023 after a new deal was agreed with the government.

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Post Danmark – the Danish subsidiary of PostNord – extended its contract to deliver post in the country with the government and its allied left wing parties, the transport ministry confirmed in a statement on Monday.

“Distributions of post is an important societal task which every sitting government must take responsibility for,” transport minister Benny Engelbrecht said in the statement.

A “large proportion” of people in Denmark still “do not receive their post digitally and therefore need to receive their post at their home address,” Engelbrecht said.

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“It must be possible to receive a letter from your family and to write to your family, regardless of where in the country you live.

“That’s why the deal with Post Danmark has been extended, so Danes can be reassured that post will get through while political work to secure a new, long-term postal agreement continues,” the minister said.

The Danish government owns 40 percent of PostNord, with 60 percent owned by its counterpart in Stockholm.

The company has faced sharp criticism on several occasions since it began announcing losses in 2012. The Danish state has spent to keep the Danish side of the company afloat. Inefficient mail distribution and poor financial management have been among the criticisms.

PostNord was established in 2009 via a merger of the formerly-national Post Danmark and Sweden’s Posten.

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