IN THIS ISSUE TOP STORY Postmaster General optimistic about mailing industry opportunities amid stronger economic conditions ■ AMERICAS DHL Express adds air connection between Cincinnati hub and Alberta, Canada ■ DHL Express Canada invests C$3.7m in expanded operations in Montreal ■ FedEx Express upgrades Costa Rica flights ■ UPS hikes 2014 peak season capacity to cope with higher volumes ■ Amazon tests food deliveries with USPS ■ FedEx Corp. Earnings Surge in the First Quarter ■ FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates ■ UPS plans parcel shop network in the USA ■ ASIA PACIFIC ■ TNT Express builds its largest logistics ‘super hub’ in Melbourne, Australia ■ DHL opens healthcare logistics facilities at Leipzig hub and in China ■ DHL expands multimodal rail service in China ■ SingPost partners with Pos Indonesia to expand e-Commerce services ■ DHL invests €24m in largest warehouse in Malaysia ■ Pos Malaysia plans e-Commerce parcels expansion ■ e-Commerce boosts business for most New Zealand exporters, DHL survey says ■ UPS opens new contract logistics facility bolstering capacity in Thailand ■ EUROPE Austrian Post reaches 100 parcel terminals and plans price increases ■ Geodis opens new groupage and express depot in eastern France ■ DHL Parcel Germany, Deutsche Telekom and Zalando develop mobile parcel box ■ DHL opens logistics centre at Leipzig airport ■ Poste Italiane’s revenue up but operating profit down ■ InPost to install parcel lockers at Italian petrol stations ■ GLS Netherlands launches ShopReturn service ■ TNT wins two-year contract from Mexx to transport samples to and within Europe ■ TNT Express EGM appoints Maarten de Vries as member of the Executive Board ■ OpusCapita acquires accounting chain Norian Group ■ PostNord builds e-Commerce logistics centre for Nordic retailer CDON.com ■ UK e-retail delivery volumes rise strongly in July ■ TNT Post UK rebrands into Whistl ■ UK online sales record nine-month high in August ■ Royal Mail and Trading Standards launch new joint initiative to tackle scam mail ■ CollectPlus offers faster webshop integration Direct Marketing special