IN THIS ISSUE TOP STORY US Postmaster General promotes convergence of mail and digital technology at the National Postal Forum ■ AMERICAS Canada Post segment reports profit before tax of CA$24m for the first quarter of 2015 ■ USPS second-quarter revenues rise on package surge but losses continue ■ DHL offers knowledge transfer platform for automotive logistics experts ■ ASIA PACIFIC Toll shareholders approve takeover by Japan Post ■ DHL Express expands in Saudi Arabia with new Riyadh airport gateway ■ UPS adds express and logistics to Myanmar services ■ EUROPE Deutsche Post DHL Group grows revenue during first quarter ■ TNT Germany seeks customers for 3D printing logistics ■ Deutsche Post DHL modernises Innovation Center in Germany ■ FedEx secures financing for €4.4bn TNT acquisition ■ Whistl suspends final-mile delivery ■ UPS opens Healthcare and Life-Sciences Center at Amsterdam airport ■ Annemarie Gardshol to succeed Per Samuelson as new CEO at Strålfors ■ Royal Mail joins forces with Neighbourhood Watch to tackle rural crime ■ UK parcels and GLS drive higher Royal Mail profits ■ Royal Mail extends acceptance times for parcels to midnight ■ UK Mail profits drop as parcel volumes outgrow capacity ■ UK exports expected to break records despite currency headwinds IN THIS E-COMMERCE SPECIAL NEWS India’s e-Commerce boom to be unique in the region ■ Posts can help bridge e-Commerce divide for SMEs ■ bpost records solid parcel volume growth ■ UK online retail sales back on track with double-digit growth in April ■ Russian Post to launch online marketplace ■ Russian Post launches fixed-price ‘low-cost’ e-retail parcel services ■ Amazon opens its storefront on China’s Tmall ■ Alibaba invests in logistics with YTO Express stake ■ Swiss Post launches evening delivery for Zalando ■ Seur to provide e-logistics for Worten in Spain ■ Pitney Bowes acquires Borderfree ■ TNT launches Blue Banana marketing campaign ■ InPost raises €115m for international parcel locker rollout ■ PostNL launches parcel lockers at train stations and Schiphol Airport ■ InPost expands its parcel locker network in Ukraine ■ Lithuania Post’s surge in parcels from China continues ■ SingPost revenue increases due to e-Commerce growth ■ SingPost to trial personal parcel terminals and double locker network size ■ DHL introduces a new urban cargo bike ■ German e-Commerce returns to double-digit growth in Q1 2015 ■ DHL tests expanded parcel network and service in Berlin ■ DPD expands Saturday deliveries across Germany to boost B2C growth ■ RESEARCH Nordic online shoppers preferences in Q1 2015