The congestion in the sorting of mail at the Helsinki postal center still causes a partial delay in the flow of daily mail
In the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, there are regional delays in the course of daily mail, which apply to the Helsinki postcode areas 00200, 00210, 00240, 00310, 00320, 00400, 00600-00780, 00890, 00900 and 00920-00990.
The delay has been caused by a technical disturbance in the mail sorting of the Helsinki postal center, which is being rectified, but the delay still continues in the above-mentioned areas.
In addition to the areas mentioned above, there may be small and local delays due to our process changes in Uusimaa, Southwest Finland, Häme, Southeast Finland, Pirkanmaa and Satakunta, and partly in Central Finland and Ostrobothnia. Mail sent from and arriving in these areas may be delayed.
We will refine the effects and report on the current situation next Tuesday, 10 May.
The delay applies to letters, newspapers distributed with daily mail, advertisements, and small parcels that accompany daily mail and fit in a mailbox or door. The congestion will be reduced this coming weekend, leading to delayed product distribution early next week. As a precaution, we have also extended the shelf life of parcels whose arrival is notified by mail. The delay does not apply to the early morning distribution of newspapers or the distribution of parcels or other postal services.
About 80% of all paper mail in Finland is sorted at the Helsinki postal center. If there is a disturbance in one of the sorting centers, some of the items in the area can be sorted in other sorting centers of Posti, e.g. In Tampere, Kuopio, or Oulu.
We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience to our customers.