• Project Title:
  • Performance of the High Throughput Package Sorter at the Queens, NY, P&DC
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • April 2019

The rapid growth of ecommerce has created many opportunities for the Postal Service. This holiday season, online spending is expected to grow between 17 and 22 percent; driving package delivery growth. Additionally, the Postal Service expects to deliver 900 million packages this holiday season. To increase operating efficiency at the Queens, NY, Processing and Distribution Center, the Postal Service purchased and deployed a High Throughput Package System (HTPS) to support continued growth in package volume. The HTPS in Queens, NY, is the second HTPS deployed by the Postal Service.

  • Will the HTPS improve delivery times? 
  • How has the Queens HTPS reduced transportation costs to other mail processing facilities? 
  • What other package processing improvements are needed at the Queens P&DC?

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  • anon

    USPS invested in the worst package sorter in the plant. Now throughput at all. Sort 12000 pieces less than an APBS machine. The best package sorter is APBS. Just improve the efficiency by extending the APBS with few more bins. Neither APPS nor SPSS can beat this machine. SPSS is a piece of junk.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • anon

    Can you please provide clarification or specific examples how the functionality of APBS may be better than HTPS?

    Nov 29, 2018
  • anon

    Two packages were sent to me from Scotland on November 14th. Both cleared customs in NY on November 19th. One package enters the USPS system and is delivered to my address in SC on November 23rd. When it arrives, the package is visibly damaged and the contents ruined. This necessitated reordering those items and going through this nightmare again. The second packages after clearing customs in NY (for some unknown reason) is then sent clear across the country to LA where it sits. Seems a bit ridiculous since I live on the east coast. No indication of when that package will be moving again or what year I can expect delivery!

    Nov 28, 2018
  • anon

    Everytime I ship a package without tracking, it doesn't make it to its destination, someone steals it!! I even had tracking on a package from ebay and it didn't get delivered until I called the Post Office here in the town where I live. The tracking said it was here in this cit but the mailman didn't deliver it. After checking every day for 5 days over, I complained and the mailman brought it that afternoon. The Post Office person said it was in the mail man's truck all that time and it's funny how he delivered it AFTER I complained. Was he going to keep it if nobody complained? It's hard to even trust the people working there anymore!!

    Nov 27, 2018
  • anon

    You can report mail theft by clicking on 'contact us' and selecting the link.

    Dec 04, 2018

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