This is the latest issue of Market Flash, IPC’s bi-weekly newsletter providing a comprehensive look at new developments emerging in international postal industry. This edition includes a Green Special, which gathers the latest developments in sustainability initiatives among postal operators worldwide. This Green Special includes a feature story on postal vehicle fleet transformation and eco-driving, including an article on the recent Best Practice Seminar on Alternative Vehicles and Fuels in the Postal Fleet and a report on the IPC Drivers' Challenge 2013.
In this issue
TOP STORY Royal Mail shares admitted to London Stock Exchange ■ AMERICAS UPS offers ground service from the US to Mexico ■ FedEx launches programme to repurchase more stock ■ ASIA PACIFIC SingPost aims to be pan-Asian e-Commerce logistics provider ■ DHL invests as Indonesia develops its infrastructure ■ EUROPE POST Luxembourg is unveiled as the new P&T brand ■ B2C parcels forecast to grow in UK by 5%-6% ■ DPD Germany offers e-retailers a returns solution ■ DPD Netherlands offers one-stop collection for parcels and food ■ Quality logistics crucial for food e-retailers ■ GLS expands its parcel shops with Mondial Relay ■ Chronopost wins award for its interactive delivery service ■ La Poste raises letter prices by 3% ■ La Banque Postale tests voice recognition for online payment ■ PosteID secure payment system offered for mobile devices ■ POST Luxembourg offers mobile app for Digicash payments ■ SuisseID verifies online stock trading ■ InPost moves parcel terminals into Romania ■ Postal CEOs endorse the importance of e-Commerce fulfilment TNT Express extends next-morning services ■ Amazon builds logistics centres in Poland ■ DPD Germany will increase prices in 2014 ■ Norway Post seeks banking supplier for rural areas ■ FedEx Express expands in central Germany ■ DPD completes rollout of mobile terminals for Czech couriers ■ Poland to see 20% growth in e-Commerce
In the Green Special
FEATURE STORY Postal fleets adapting to environmental sustainability ■ IPC Best Practice Seminar on Alternative Vehicles and Fuels in the Postal Fleet ■ IPC Drivers’ Challenge 2013 shows the benefits of eco-driving and employee engagement ■ AMERICAS USPS achieves a 9.9% cut in greenhouse gas emissions ■ UPS builds LNG fuelling stations to service tractor fleet ■ Canada Post reduces its emissions from a growing fleet ■ FedEx raises its 2020 fuel efficiency goal to 30% ■ UPS reduces emissions while delivering more parcels ■ Correios Brazil recycles bags to aid social cohesion project ■ ASIA PACIFIC New Zealand Post gains sustainbility awards ■ DHL improves CO2 efficiency by 7.4% ■ TNT Express tests B5 bio-diesel in the UAE ■ EUROPE DHL Parcel waives its GoGreen premium on MeinPaket deliveries ■ DHL calculates emissions for each freight shipment ■ Electric StreetScooter joins postal fleets around Germany ■ Deutsche Post DHL orders Daily Electric vans ■ DHL rebrands its logistics projects globally as GreenLink ■ PostNL tests Iveco’s Stralis LNG truck ■ PostNL drivers compete in electric driving challenge ■ TNT Express holds its 7th annual driver challenge ■ Electric vehicles deliver Renault spare parts ■ La Poste launches car-sharing website for the journey to work ■ Infini Drive project aims for an electric recharging network ■ Chronopost and Muses win sustainable development award ■ DPD extends its carbon-neutral message across ■ Europe DPD renews its electric vehicles in Nuremberg ■ La Poste’s Greenovia advises the Prime Minister on electric vehicles ■ GLS continues its Think Green initiative ■ PostNord cuts emissions on land and in the air ■ An Post gains ISO energy management standard ■ Swiss Post’s electricity is clean, green and made in Switzerland ■ Austrian Post generates roof-top solar power ■ Hermes UK survey reveals dissatisfaction on packaging