Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Norway's postal service ranks poorly

Norway's postal service, Posten Norge, has been ranked as among the worst in Europe. It's also among the priciest according to Aftenposten.

A recent survey of European postal services showed that only 82.4 percent of first-class, so-called "A" letters mailed in Norway were delivered on time last year. The Norwegian postal service is supposed to deliver domestic first-class mail overnight.

Only Latvia and Germany had slower postal service than Norway. Twenty other countries had faster service.

Meanwhile, postal rates just went up. It now costs NOK 7 (about $1.10) to mail a domestic letter in Norway.

Shown above Norwegian letter carrier struggles through snowdrifts last week.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM