EghtesadOnline: The government-owned Iran Post Company dispatches at least 5 tons of letters and packages overseas on a daily basis, says Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Technologies Ramezanali Sobhanifar.
“E-commerce shipping services currently account for 30% of total delivery services offered by Iran Post Company,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA.
In the past, parcels used to be transported by vans or trucks, but at present, they are mainly shipped by rail.
“The company has yet to dedicate an exclusive train for this purpose; it only charters wagons for transportation of packages and parcels. It is our hope to designate an exclusive airplane for the delivery of packages with the help of other agencies,” Sobhanifar said.
“Mechanical mail sorting is also on our agenda for the near future. Metal boxes have been dedicated for carrying packages to prevent loss or damage to items.”