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The Russian authorities have reportedly given the go-ahead for Russian Post and VTB, the countrys second-biggest state bank, to set up their new joint venture project, Post Bank. According to a report posted last night (23 September) on the
Amazon has established three Prime Now hubs in Los Angeles and also one in Orange County to fulfil orders to a large area of southern California. In a statement issued on Wednesday (16 September), Amazon added: In the next few days, Prime N
UK parcel carrier Yodel has launched a new consumer-to-consumer delivery service YodelDirect. The service means that for the first time, the Hatfield-based national parcel operator will collect from homes and individuals, rather than just b
Ellis Burgoyne to retire from USPS US Postal Service chief information officer Ellis Burgoyne is set to retire in early October. Burgoyne has been with the Postal Service for 35 years, since starting out as a letter carrier in Inglewood, Ca
More headlines from around the postal world, with Canada Post involved in a class action lawsuit, Brazil Post phasing in real-time tracking and Israel Post cutting its losses. Canada Post offers $5m in shipping fees lawsuit Canada Post is f
The chairman of the postal regulator in the United States has warned the US Postal Service that it is damaging relations with its much-needed customers with a post office closure process that causes needless confusion. Ruth Goldway was comm
Swiss Post said today that this years financial performance will be slightly below last years, as profits dipped 13% in the first half. The national postal operator in Switzerland said it was expecting tougher challenges from market and tec
Pos Malaysia recorded a 17% growth in its net profit in the first quarter of the year, despite an 11% increase in its operating costs, thanks to growth in business mail and parcel services. The national postal service of Malaysia issued its
The US Postal Service has launched a major upgrade of its Priority Mail service, particularly targeting small businesses. US Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe described the changes yesterday as one of the most dramatic new offerings from t
A UPS cargo plane has reportedly crashed in an open field near an airport at Birmingham, Alabama. The integrator confirmed in a statement that it has been notified of an incident involving its Flight 1354, an Airbus A300 flying out of Louis
Union members within Royal Mails parcel carrier unit, Parcelforce, have expressed strong opposition to the groups privatisation. The Communication Workers Union said yesterday that 72% of its 3,500 Parcelforce members turned out to vote, wi
US House Oversight chairman Darrell Issa said today that he intends to get postal reform legislation passed in the coming weeks. Issas committee held a hearing today ahead of a full business meeting next week, at which a postal reform bill
US Senate leaders have introduced a major postal reform bill designed to rescue the ailing US Postal Service. The bill was unveiled last night by Senators Tom Carper and Tom Coburn, respectively the chairman and ranking member of the Senate
FedEx pilots call for worldwide controls on lithium battery transit Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 FedEx pilots have called for air safety regulations governing the carrying of lithium batteries to be harmonized across the world. The FedEx Member
UPS doubles alternative fuel vehicle target Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 UPS cut its greenhouse gas emissions in 2012, despite an increase in the number of packages shipped, according to the companys latest annual Sustainability Report. The Atl
TNT Express says restructuring plan gaining momentum as sales slip in Q2 Monday, July 29th, 2013 TNT Express recorded a EUR 280m loss in its second quarter, as sales slipped 3.1% compared to the same period last year. The Netherlands-based
A survey of “Internet-connected” Americans has hinted that consumer trust in the Postal Service providing digital services is “limited” – other than for parcel tracking.
A survey of “Internet-connected” Americans has hinted
A century after Austria Post’s forerunner deployed its first electric vehicle to help deliver the mail in Austria, the national postal operator is now pushing to expand its electric vehicle fleet to 1,000 vehicles.
Swiss Post achieved a Group profit of 222 million francs in the first quarter of 2013, (previous year: 263 million francs), adjusted to take one-off items into account, and an adjusted operating result of 272 million francs (previous year: 2
Reuters reports that banks have been asked to gauge the appetite for a ?1.5 billion loan to back the planned privatisation of Royal Mail.
Australia Post has begun running free 90-minute training sessions on ecommerce for local businesses who are thinking about setting up an online shop front but are unsure how to go about it.
bpost has revealed its plans to offer company shares to the public and to admit them to trading on NYSE Euronext Brussels.
The US Postal Service is attempting to give the product samples market another nudge, with a promotional 5% discount on postage during a campaign this summer.
DHL Express has formed a partnership with the Philippine Postal Corporation – PHLPost – to provide international shipping services through post offices in the Philippines.
Summing up the biggest stories of the week from the pages of Post&Parcel, with USPS achieving good growth in the package business, and DPD prepares to build a ?100m hub in the UK.
In a world where trends emerge at pace and rapidly increase customer expectations for service and products, it’s a continual challenge for large national and international companies, such as Posts, to anticipate future requirements and gea
SingPost has invested S$45m ($36.4m USD) to upgrade its mail sorting machinery to speed up processing, improve productivity and service quality.
Brazil Post profits up 18% despite unfavourable global economy Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Brazil Post (Correios) has said its profits surged 18.3% last year, despite unfavorable global economic conditions. The state-owned national postal opera