This is the latest issue of Market Flash, IPC’s bi-weekly newsletter providing a comprehensive look at new developments emerging in international postal industry. This edition includes a Green Special, which gathers the latest developments in sustainability initiatives among postal operators worldwide.
In this issue
AMERICAS UPS announces fourth-quarter results ■ FedEx expands in Brazil ■ FedEx Express invests in Canadian network ■ EUROPE Royal Mail statement on 2013 financial performance ■ Asendia UK Ltd celebrates the New Year with a legal merger ■ bpost hires agency to look for new CEO ■ SEOshop expanded with PostNL logistics solution ■ PostNL wins Best Practice Award, to acquire Dutch storage and logistics firm ■ Itella to adjust its operations to match decreasing volumes of mail ■ DHL launches temperature-controlled China-Europe rail service ■ DHL launches new risk management solution ■ DPD/GeoPost buys remaining shares in DPD Ukraine subsidiary ■ GeoPost and Neopost roll out parcel locker network ■ Marketing mail read more than emails ■ Amazon launches Sunday deliveries in UK cities ■ E-Commerce grows 28 % in Southern Europe in 2013
In the Green Special
AMERICAS USPS programme encourages government e-waste recycling ■ FedEx Express introduces electric vehicles in Latin America ■ UPS to save fuel by optimising 10,000 delivery routes ■ Nissan and FedEx Express test Electric Compact Cargo Vehicle ■ ASIA PACIFIC Global logistics operators launch Green Freight Asia to cut emissions ■ EUROPE Correos plants a new forest in Mallorca ■ Swiss Post launches new sustainability strategy ■ Swiss Post completes solar power plant in Daillens ■ New biogas vehicles for Itella mail delivery ■ Deutsche Post DHL introduces more comprehensive carbon accounting and reporting ■ CTT helps kids to discover Lisbon’s biodiversity ■ CTT ranked high on Carbon Disclosure Project ■ GLS opens third eco-depot in Belgium ■ TNT launches ‘green fleet’ for central London ■ GLS opens third eco-depot in Belgium ■ TNT launches ‘green fleet’ for central London