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Sorting Section

Services being offered by the Sorting Section

The Sorting Section of the General Post Office is responsible for the sorting, transporting and delivery of the nation’s mail to every household and business across the island. To accomplish this task , the Postal Service uses a physical infrastructure that is made up of approximately sixty (60) Post Offices, including one located at Ross School of Medicine and one mail centre at the Melville Hall Airport.

The Sorting section handles three (3) basic types of postal items: letters and cards, packages and parcels. Letters, usually standard mail letters and cards, account for approximately 60% of total mail volume. Packages, consist of larger size pieces, magazines, etc. weighing less than four (4) pounds, account for approximately 5%. The remaining 35% accounts for parcels.