Norway Post too slow

A test of Norway’s postal service Posten revealed that their service falls far short of requirements.

Posten’s license conditions demand that they deliver 85 percent of all post by the day after a letter is sent. A recent test of 342 letters showed that the company only manages to get half of letters sent to their destination on time, newspaper Nationen reports.

The newspaper’s test found that one of the letters went missing, one took a week to arrive, and only half made it to their target in Norway the next day.

The Posten’s information chief Robert Morberg had no excuses to offer.

“We apologize. This is not how it is supposed to be,” Morberg said.

Morberg said that the results were due to problems with changes resulting from the company having gone over to using their own freight planes, and that ongoing measures were steadily improving results.

Nationen carried out the test using 19 persons, a combination of mayors and associates of the newspaper, sending 19 letters to each other. Northern counties Finnmark and Nordland had the worst delivery record, with Askim and Oslo posting the best results.

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