Thursday, February 28, 2019

UPS no longer delivers to areas of Sweden such as Malmo due to crime and attacks on drivers-Aftonbladet, 2/23/19

2/23/19,Risk of crime stops package delivery,” Aftonbladet, Stockholm, Sweden (google translation from Swedish)  

“The transport company UPS no longer runs packages in Rosengård in Malmö, for security reasons. Postnord does not deliver packages to another area in Malmö, Seved. 

– We must think of our staff in the first place, says Mathias Krümmel at Postnord. 

A person in Malmö who ordered the delivery home to the door received notice from the distribution company UPS that the company no longer supplies to private addresses in the district of Rosengård because of the risk of being exposed to robbery or other crimes, reports Sydsvenskan. 

An employee at the company’s customer service tells the newspaper that the home run in Rosengård was stopped two months ago, when drivers were attacked. Even in some areas in Stockholm, UPS has stopped the delivery of parcels. 

“The stop will not be forever, but we wait until it feels safe for our drivers,” the employee told the newspaper. 

Postnord delivers packages to Rosengård, but the delivery in the district has been temporarily stopped on some occasions, for the safety of the personnel. Some areas in Stockholm have also had temporary delivery stops in recent years, says Mathias Krümmel, head of production in Postnord. 

– I also know that there has been an opportunity where guards have followed our cars, but then it is more often shorter incidents that have solved themselves, he says. 

No packages in Seved 

Today there is only one area in the country where Postnord does not run home packages, and it is Seved in Malmö. There, companies and residents can collect packages at delivery points. 

– The postmen can go there without being threatened, but if we drive there with the package car they will be threatened. Well, it has to do with the value, what is in the packages, guesses Mathias Krümmel. 

He notes that security issues in some areas affect all companies that drive out goods. 

– It’s really regrettable. We want to drive out and deliver everywhere, but of course we have to think about our staff in the first place.”


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