IN THIS ISSUE TOP STORY Neuroscience reveals impact of mail on the brain ■ AMERICAS ■ UPS partners with Startup Canada to position entrepreneurs for growth ■ Global study reveals online shoppers want more flexibility ■ ASIA PACIFIC ■ DHL Express expands in the Philippines ■ DHL Express invests €85m in South Asia Hub ■ SingPost forms joint venture with Indonesian mobile phone retailer Trikomsel ■ EUROPE Austrian Post releases 2014 financial results ■ DHL Express France opens new depot near Grenoble ■ Deutsche Post DHL increases earnings in 2014 ■ Deutsche Post’s Postbus increases network ■ German online retail growth forecasted to grow 12% in 2015 ■ DPD buys regional franchisee from GLS ■ Parcel carriers essential for sustainable city logistics, German study says ■ Geodis launches single brand to unify market positioning ■ German start-up ‘Marktboten’ launches same-day delivery of regional foods ■ trans-o-flex extends Germany-wide network for active temperature control ■ German B2B e-shippers less optimistic due to challenging economic environment ■ TNT starts flights to Tel Aviv ■ Evening parcel presentation at PostNL from now on ■ PostNL allows customers to manage mailing via website ■ Posten Norge announces drop in profits ■ Russian Post grows revenues by 5.5% and plans new logistics centres ■ Royal Mail opens Alibaba Tmall Global shop front ■ TNT UK takes over former City Link depot in Central London ■ New research shows advantages of receiving bank statements by mail ■ Royal Mail buys parcels technology firm ■ UK e-retail delivery volumes grow 9.5% in January IN THIS GREEN SPECIAL FEATURE STORY IPC holds international Drivers’ Challenge in Finnish Lapland ■ AMERICAS UPS named Climate Leadership Award winner by EPA ■ USPS continues commitment to climate change adaptation ■ USPS updates fleet with eco-friendly vehicles ■ Correios Brasil reaches targets of energy management system ■ UPS accelerates use of routing optimisation software ■ ASIA PACIFIC Australia Post to recycle tyres under Federal Government scheme ■ Australia Post promotes upcycling in event with design company TerraCycle ■ DHL rolls out electric vehicles in Tokyo ■ EUROPE ■ Austrian Post has expanded its electric vehicle fleet by another 79 e-cars ■ Deutsche Post DHL introduces teardrop trucks in Belgium ■ Mastering the last mile for clean urban logistics ■ Asendia identifies sustainability as a top priority ■ La Poste and DHL Express France test hydrogen-powered electric vehicles ■ La Poste partners with public gas networks to roll out gas-powered vehicles ■ La Poste signs agreement for research on energy transformation ■ Flash designs first electric car with integrated cooling solution ■ Deutsche Post DHL receives environmental prize for architecture ■ Deutsche Post DHL wins EMC Blue Sky Supplier Sustainability Award 2014 ■ DHL scoops Unilever ‘Partner to Win’ award for sustainability ■ Deutsche Post DHL acquires StreetScooter ■ Deutsche Post DHL gets European sustainable transport label ■ Deutsche Post DHL develops logistics models for Circular Economy ■ Deutsche Post DHL releases corporate responsibility report ■ UPS expands European electric vehicle fleet with new P45E prototype ■ TNT launches carbon-neutral delivery of express shipments in Germany for free ■ A green opportunity for PostNL ■ CTT drivers assessed for efficiency ■ Sustainability results improve CTT’s reputation ■ PostNord rolls out new electric vehicles ■ PostNord opens new train hub in Sweden ■ Correos presents achievements in sustainability at national congress ■ Hermes UK expands London zero-emission fleet