People stand in line to try LibanPost's new automated mail-sorting center at Beirut airport. (The Daily Star/HO)
BEIRUT: LibanPost Thursday introduced two automated mail-sorting machines at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut. The new machines are expected to improve the efficiency of mail delivery throughout Lebanon.
The devices are equipped with automatic reading and video coding capacities, which provide traceability on both regular and corporate mail and will help reduce LibanPost’s operational costs.
The machines, which can each process 10,000 letters per hour, represent an important step forward for postal services in the region.
“We are proud to be the first postal operator to automate regular mail in the Middle East. This is the beginning of a new chapter in postal innovation in Lebanon and we are thrilled to be the ones writing it,” said Khalil Daoud, chairman and managing director of LibanPost.
“The automation of the mail processing and sorting will allow LibanPost to run more efficiently, more accurately, and to secure more innovative operations. This will lead to a capacity increase in mail distribution,” he added.
LibanPost provides domestic postal services through 93 post offices across Lebanon.
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