- Postal services
- During the period of the Republic, transporta tion of many kinds of cargo took place along the post roads. Postal service became a state monopoly (1799, Post Act 1807) only after the federation of the seven sovereign provinces had been replaced by a unitary state. The introduction of railway systems limited postal ser vices to mainly letters and small parcels. The new Act of 1850 regu lated the postal services; stamps were introduced in 1852 and became obligatory in 1870. In 1928, the responsible state company, which also included telegraph and telephone services, was called Staats bedrijf der Posterijen, Telegrafie en Telefonie (PTT). This company was denationalized in 1989 as Koninklijke PTT Nederland (Royal KPN). In 1998, postal activities were transferred to the independent company TPG Post (headquartered in The Hague), which is called TNT (originally the Australian Thomas Nationwide Transport) since 2006. TNT has about 20,000 mailboxes in the Netherlands.
Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. EdwART. 2012.
Look at other dictionaries:
postal services — Most letters and packages posted in Britain are dealt with by the Royal Mail, which is part of the Royal Mail Group, together with Parcelforce, which delivers larger packages, and Post Office, which manages the country’s many post offices. As… … Universalium
Postal services in the United Kingdom — are provided predominantly by the Royal Mail (which delivers letters) and Post Office Ltd (which oversees post offices). The main piece of legislation is the Postal Services Act 2000, which creates the industry regulator, PostComm, and a consumer … Wikipedia
Postal services in Andorra — are unique in that they are not operated by the Principality itself, but its two larger neighbouring countries, Spain and France. This is a legacy of the centuries of de facto control exercised by those two countries over Andorra. Today Correos… … Wikipedia
Postal Services Act 2000 — Infobox UK Legislation short title=Postal Services Act 2000 parliament=Parliament of the United Kingdom long title=An Act to ... statute book chapter=2000 c. 26 introduced by= territorial extent=England and Wales, Scotland royal assent=2000… … Wikipedia
Postal Services Commission — The Postal Services Commission, known as Postcomm is a UK government regulator, charged with overseeing the quality and universal service of post in the United Kingdom. It was established by the Postal Services Act 2000.Most of Postcomm s role… … Wikipedia
postal services manager — person who manages the mail delivery service … English contemporary dictionary
Cyprus Postal Services — Typical post office sign with modern pillar box Old pillar box Cypr … Wikipedia
List of postal services abroad — In the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th century, a number of countries maintained post offices in foreign countries, arranged by treaty. Most such offices were operated by European powers in the Middle and Far East. They were… … Wikipedia
Gambia Postal Services Corporation — Die Gambia Postal Services Corporation (GPSC) oder gebräuchlicher: GAMPOST ist das nationale Postunternehmen des westafrikanischen Staates Gambia. Als Agentur untersteht es dem Gambia Department of State for Communications IT (DoSCIT). Der… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Botswana Postal Services Workers' Union — Infobox Union name= BOPSWU country= Botswana affiliation= BFTU members= full name= Botswana Postal Services Workers Union native name= founded= current= head= dissolved date= dissolved state= merged into= office= Gaborone, Botswana people= Modise … Wikipedia