DHL Global Forwarding appoints new Sub Saharan Africa chief

DHL Global Forwarding has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer for Sub Saharan Africa. Daniella de Pauw will be based in Johannesburg and will be responsible for driving the business’s activities in the emerging markets on the continent. De Paul was previously DHL Global Forwarding’s MD for South Africa, as well as Regional Director for ...

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PostNL to continue investment in Italian Nexive

Dutch postal operator PostNL is to continue its investment in Italian delivery company Nexive. The company has been reviewing its international investments as part of a wider programme to rationalise ...

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Pošta Slovenije buys Mladinska knjiga Založba logistics network

Slovenian postal operator Pošta Slovenije has bought the logistics arm of the publisher Mladinska knjiga Založba (MKZ) for €13 million. The postal operator has made the purchase as part of ...

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Twitter launches Buy Now Button

In an attempt to compete with Facebook’s ‘social shopping’ medium, Twitter has launched a ‘Buy Now’ button that is now available to US retailers. Though one of the world’s biggest ...

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Royal Mail gets day off when Boxing Day falls on a Saturday

Postal regulator Ofcom has agreed to allow Royal Mail not to fulfil its Universal Service Obligation (USO) when Boxing Day (26th of December) falls on a Saturday. Royal Mail will ...

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PostNL could lose €30-€50 million due to ACM decision

After the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets fined Dutch postal service PostNL for charging private postal companies extra for using the national postal service’s network, the postal service has ...

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Royal Mail to hire 19,000 temporary staff over Christmas

As the seasonal shopping and postal rush kicks in, Royal Mail is to hire 19,000 temporary staff to meet the increased demand this Christmas. The peak of the temporary work ...

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Beumer Group to install sorting machine at DPD Ireland, Athlone

Beumer Group has been awarded a contract to install a fully automatic parcel sortation system to DPD Ireland. The machine will be installed as part of the extension of the ...

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Siemens to supply Australia Post with Open Mail Handling System

German electronics giant Siemens has been awarded the contract to supply Australia Post will the Open Mail Handling System (OMS) for flats sorting, as part of Australia Posts’s rationalisation of ...

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Apex Insight comment on the opening of the new DPD superhub

This week marks the opening of DPD’s new hub, billed as the largest and most modern in Europe. Its opening is a testament to the success of DPD in achieving ...

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