IN THIS ISSUE TOP STORY DHL global e-Commerce survey ‘confirms future direction of company’ ■ AMERICAS FedEx reports higher fourth-quarter earnings ■ UPS follows FedEx with dimensional weight pricing for smaller packages ■ UPS honoured at Annual North American 3PL Awards ■ ASIA PACIFIC UPS opens rail connection between Europe and China ■ Australia Post partners with China UnionPay to develop travel card ■ Australia Post strengthens regional and rural support ■ DHL’s US$177m infrastructure investment extends its Middle East lead ■ Alibaba details delivery capabilities and plans ■ JAL, Japan Post and Rakuten to partner on delivery of desserts ■ NZ Post Twitter campaign wins at Auckland social media awards ■ EUROPE European e-Commerce grows over 16% to €363bn in 2013 ■ Kiala launches cross-border shipping from Benelux to France and Spain ■ DHL opens state-of-the-art road freight terminal in Denmark ■ Itella opens a new cross-border e-Commerce route to Russia ■ La Poste reaches new stage of new strategy ■ La Poste to invest €100m in multimodal rail transport switch ■ PostNord refinances Credit Facility ■ Good initial result for Swiss Post’s parcel terminals ■ DHL Express invests €195m in expanding UK capacity ■ Parcelforce extends Global Priority Return service and launches sunday delivery