IN THIS ISSUE TOP STORY Global e-Commerce to exceed US$2tn in 2015 as Asian markets show strong growth ■ AMERICAS DHL opens US$35m freight facility at Chicago airport ■ UPS announces expected 4Q results ■ ASIA PACIFIC HL Express invests €10m in flights from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen airport ■ Uber trials Hong Kong delivery service ■ UPS adds trade consulting services to its customs brokerage range in Asia ■ SingPost adds new e-Commerce services to simplify parcel shipping ■ SingPost buys majority stake in New Zealand freight ■ E-retailer Rakuten and Japan Post launch delivery service to lockers ■ Russian and Chinese Posts launch rail deliveries of shipments from China to Russia ■ EUROPE Emerging markets drive international express market growth, report finds ■ Logistics’ cooperation negotiations finalised in Scandinavia ■ French e-Commerce grows 11% in 2014 ■ TNT announces major upgrade of international service to Germany ■ German online sales post strong 15% growth for Christmas ■ Iceland Post launches automated parcel machines ■ DHL successfully tests augmented reality application in warehouse ■ Russian Post posts new record in international shipments for New Year ■ Russian Post launches home delivery of small parcels across Russia ■ Parcelforce upgrades deliveries with interactive customer services ■ DPD steps up B2C expansion with UK parcel shop network ■ Amazon expands UK Sunday deliveries with regional couriers ■ UK e-retail delivery volumes post double-digit annual and Christmas growth in 2014 ■ Royal mail launches new postage solution for eBay sellers ■ DHL beats traffic with London’s first express helicopter service ■ Royal Mail releases trading update for first three quarters of 2014 ■ Parcelforce Select is launched to provide greater delivery choice and control ■ Marketing leaders join Royal Mail’s MarketReach campaign ■ DPD UK launches ‘Last Mile Labs’ for startups with innovative delivery solutions ■ TNT invests £15.5m in regional British super-depot ■ UK SME e-retailers target growth through online marketplaces, Royal Mail says