There are now over 40 PostNL Sorting Centers around the world. While the majority can be found in Europe, the Netherlands-based operation also has facilities in America, Australia, and partnerships in the Far East.
In this list, we have rounded up all the PostNL sorting center codes, alongside their locations.
First, let’s quickly cover what a PostNL Sorting Center is.
What is a PostNL Sorting Center?
A PostNL Sorting Center is a large warehouse where mail and packages are sorted for onward dispatch to their relevant destinations.
For example, a PostNL sorting center that opened in Tilburg, Netherlands in 2019 is 7,600 square meters in size and has the capability to sort 32,000 parcels a day.
A more recent announcement from PostNL states that an upcoming project based in Westzaan (also in the Netherlands) will be even larger with an expected sorting capability of 40,000 to 50,000 packages a day.
Essentially, the sorting center is a hub in the shipment infrastructure, where parcels arrive and are sorted so that they can then begin the next leg of the journey toward the area of delivery.
A package can pass through a PostNL sorting center both at the beginning of the shipment journey (after being initially received by the carrier) and at the end before being sorted for final delivery.
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PostNL Sorting Center Codes and Locations
Below is a complete list of PostNL-owned sort facilities around the world.
The codes can be found on the consignment order details and signify which sorting center the shipment will pass through on the way to the destination address.
|PostNL Sorting Center Code||Name & Location|
|ATWNFA||WIENER NEUDORF, Austria|
|ATWNFZ||WIENER NEUDORF Z, Austria|
|AUMASC||MASCOT SYDNEY TNT, Australia|
|BELGGG||LIEGE – LUIK TNT, Belgium|
|CHBUCB||BUCHS SWITZERLAND, ETOE, POST NL, Switzerland|
|DEDARA||DARMSTADT TPG, Germany|
|DEDARZ||DARMSTADT Z TNT POST, Germany|
|DEFRAE||FRANKFURT E TPG, Germany|
|DEFRAZ||FRANKFURT Z TNT POST, Germany|
|ESCXQA||COSLADA, MADRID, ETOE, POST NL, Spain|
|FRROIA||ROISSY CDG, France|
|GBASMA||ASHTON-IN-MAKERFIELD, (NEAR WIGAN) UK|
|GBBASI||BASILDON I ETOE NLA, UK|
|GBIVEA||IVER A (NEAR SLOUGH), UK|
|GBSLLA||SOUTHALL LONDON, ETOE, POST NL, UK|
|GBSLLX||SOUTHALL X (LONDON) ETOE NLA, UK|
|GBSLLZ||SOUTHALL LONDON Z, ETOE, POST NL, UK|
|ITMILE||MILAN E ETOE POST NL, Italy|
|NLAMSA||AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE, Netherlands|
|NLAMSC||AMSTERDAM C POST NL PRODUCTIE B.V., Netherlands|
|NLAMSE||AMSTERDAM E INTERNATIONAL MAIL, Netherlands|
|NLAMSI||AMSTERDAM 2, Netherlands|
|NLAMSO||AMSTERDAM O POST NL PRODUCTIE B.V., Netherlands|
|NLAMSY||AMSTERDAM Y PAKKETPOST, Netherlands|
|NLAMSZ||AMSTERDAM Z, Netherlands|
|NLHTBA||DEN BOSCH, POST NL PRODUCTIE B.V., Netherlands|
|NLNWGA||NIEUWEGEIN SORTEERCENTRUM POST NL, Netherlands|
|NLRTMA||ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE, Netherlands|
|NLRTMB||ROTTERDAM B INTERNATIONAL MAIL UNIT, Netherlands|
|NLRTMC||ROTTERDAM C INTERNATIONAL MAIL, Netherlands|
|NLRTMI||ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL MAIL UNIT, Netherlands|
|NLZWOA||ZWOLLE PAKKETPOST, Netherlands|
|SGSINR||SINGAPORE R, ETOE, POST NL, Singapore|
|USCHIZ||CHICAGO Z ETOE NLA, United States|
|USMIAG||MIAMI USA, United States|
|USUAKZ||CARLSTADT Z ETOE POSTNL, United States|
|ZAJNBG||JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA TNT, South Africa|
How to Contact PostNL
The best way to contact the carrier if you have any problems is to head over to PostNL Customer Service.
The website has a comprehensive guides section in various languages that attempts to answer common customer questions.
However, if you have a specific query about a consignment problem you can contact a human on:
- Phone: 088-2255555
- Phone: +31 900 0990
- Twitter: @PostNL
Customer service on Twitter works around the clock and is a good way to get a response within an hour.
You can also choose to use the phone services available from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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