Nova Poshta, Ukraine’s leader in the field of express delivery, started a construction of the Khmelnytsky Innovative Terminal on 23 April 2018, which is expected to be completed within a year. A press release published by the corporation says the terminal is to become the key facility of the company’s freight infrastructure in western regions of the country, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
The sorting system used at the forthcoming Khmelnytsky terminal will be capable of handling an average of 8,500 parcels hourly, which is the productivity of the Kyiv Innovative Terminal, the first stage of which was launched in March 2018. The total capacity of the terminal is declared at 18,000 items hourly.
The corporation also points out that the Khmelnytsky terminal would enable shipments from the sorting belt on site to be loaded directly into vehicles, hence, removing the necessity to use reticulated containers for enlarging packages.
“The terminal is also expected to benefit the region’s environment. Should the project be implemented as planned, it is going to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Khmelnytsky by approximately 1,200 tons annually, due to a 20% rise in efficiency of car loading,” Nova Poshta’s report reads.
Some 300 jobs are expected to be created at the terminal. On average, over 3 million parcels per month will be sorted at the terminal.
The co-owner of Nova Poshta, Vyacheslav Klimov, the anticipated terminal will enhance the quality, raise the speed of cargo handling, thus, cutting the delivery time and elevating the logistics of various operations.
Founded in 2001, Nova Poshta is now operating over 2,350 branches across all regions of Ukraine using over 3,600 automobiles to deliver parcels and packages. Last year, Nova Poshta delivered over 145 million items.