The goods, which can be very varied and diverse, are divided into 4 categories:
- Goods weighing from 500 gr to 30 kg are handled automatically by a conveyer belt that is over 7 km long. It sorts the packages according to their destinations.
- Heavier goods are handled by pallets and sorted by operators.
- The documents have their own circuits to save time.
- Risk products are handled separately by specialised operators to ensure their integrity.
The Liege Extra Fit (LEF) project started in 2014 and is scheduled to end in 2017. Its aim is to increase the overall sorting capacity of the site by 50% as well as to improve the performance of the service being offered. The project is articulated into several phases and its impact on the performance of the sorting centre and also on the health and safety of the employees are certain to become decisive advantages for TNT.
Following its widely publicised purchase by the American logistics giant FedEx, TNT is now part of an unprecedented worldwide logistics network. This acquisition is, in particular, part of a policy to adapt to the boom in the e-commerce sector, which is showing lightning growth. There can be no doubt that the combined expertise of the two businesses is going to revolutionise the world of logistics.