Postal Services in Macedonia
The transport of postal items in the national and international post traffic is organized into 22 destinations with 56 vehicles owned by MPT. The International Post Exchange with neighbouring countries is carried out by surface routes, while with the other countries by air, via the Skopje Airport.
The permanent upgrading of the postal network includes an increase of the number of post offices, post counters, delivery routes, vehicles, as well as modernization of the technological process with personal computers, printers, electronic scales and other accessories. That is necessary in order to meet the challenges of the increasing competition on the world market.
One of MPT’s services is the express mail service.
The EMS service in the country is relatively a new postal service, which is established in the beginning of 1995. Sixty three bilateral contacts were prepared by the Department for PTT exploitation in favour of establishing the EMS service.
Keeping in mind the foresight of the EMS service, the users are using this kind of postal service more often. Even that the EMS service is relatively a new type of postal service and with determined subjective and objective problems, it is more developed in Skopje than in other cities of the republic.
The acceptance of EMS consignments in the state is organized in 50 Units of postal networks. Twenty of them are in area of Skopje, and 30 Units are in the bigger cities around the state. In that way all the area in the state is covered with this service.
In European countries the EMS services are taking more important place in the whole circumference of postal services with tendency to become the leading postal service. The EMS service experienced a big expansion in the world because of reasons it gives opportunity of a faster and a safer transmission of documents and articles.
The EMS services with all its advantages will take the most important place in the circumference of the postal services.
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