The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it has completed a near two-year project to install 249 package processing machines nationwide.
The new machines, 137 of them installed so far in 2022, will boost the Postal Service’s daily peak-season parcel processing capacity to 60 million pieces. That’s compared to 53 million pieces during the 2021 peak, the agency said.
The Postal Service move, along with additional capacity that FedEx Corp., UPS Inc. and the myriad regional delivery carriers are bringing online, means delivery networks will have enough capability to handle 118 million parcels per peak day, according to estimates from consultancy ShipMatrix Inc.. The Postal Service handled 38 million daily parcels during the 2020 peak and 34 million in the 2021 cycle.