We know that some 30-35% more parcels are sent and delivered in the final 6 weeks of the year than during the rest of the year. Current popular senders are: Bart Smit, bol.com and Intertoys. PostNL is expecting the 1 million amount to be exceeded a few more times over the coming weeks. We processes the parcels in 19 sorting centres spread throughout the country. As well as permanent staff, a few hundred extra employees are deployed. Yesterday evening and last night, the 1 million parcels were shipped in approximately 700 trailers to the sorting centre from which they will be loaded tomorrow by our parcel drivers. Many vans will be making 2 trips a day in this busy month, of course with different drivers. As well as early and regular delivery, including Sundays, there will also be evening delivery on all weekdays in December.
We are PostNL. We are an essential link between the physical and the online world. We have the largest network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. Our combinations of smart networks and digital applications enable us to provide our clients with valuable solutions. We live in a world where digital applications play an increasingly large role in our daily lives. These services develop very rapidly. We put our resourcefulness to good use to constantly think up new ways to connect senders and receivers.
As the first listed postal company, we are an example to the rest of the world in automatic letter sorting. And our innovative parcels network is completely adapted to the wishes of web retailers. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg. PostNL employs a total of approximately 59,000 people. In 2013 our revenues reached almost € 4.3 billion.