Egypt Post’s International Centre for Logistics at Cairo International Airport has reopened following a four-month closure.
The closure was undertaken as part of the precautionary measures put in place by the National Post Authority at its facilities and offices due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Sherif Farouk, Chairman of the National Postal Authority, visited the centre on Wednesday to review the centre’s workflow following the closure.
Farouk said the centre is ready to receive shipments and mail, after applying all precautionary and security measures to vital facilities. This is in addition to the basic requirements for securing international mail transfers, based on the latest communications and information technology (IT) systems.
He explained that the centre is internationally accredited to provide all e-commerce services, in addition to sending and receiving all international messages issued from and received via Egyptian Post.
The system was recently developed in accordance with the latest international standards, to enhance the country’s postal capabilities providing high quality logistical and international e-commerce services. This comes in addition to improving the shipping services and reducing their costs.
Farouk noted that the centre enhances cooperation with African countries by facilitating e-commerce services to them. It collects and redirects e-commerce parcels received from the US, the UK and China and exports them across the continent to enhance electronic shopping operations for customers in those countries at competitive prices.