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  • Bevan Group to make UK last mile delivery more sustainable 24th January 2020
    West Midlands-based Bevan Group has signed a partnership agreement with conversion specialist Voltia, under which it has been awarded a licence to assemble and market the zero-emission Nissan-based vehicle in Great Britain and Ireland. The 2.2-tonne Nissan e-NV200 is ideally suited to ‘last mile’ delivery […]
  • Amazon Flex puts delivery partners in the driver’s seat 23rd January 2020
     Amazon Australia has announced the launch of Amazon Flex in Sydney and Melbourne, an innovative delivery service that offers individuals the opportunity to be their own boss and earn extra money in their free time delivering Amazon packages to customers.
  • Hermes invests in more CNG vehicles 23rd January 2020
    Cartwright Fleet Services (CFS) is continuing to support Hermes to reduce its carbon footprint with the delivery of a second significant order of natural-gas-powered vehicles.
  • New EU rules to provide better rest conditions for drivers 23rd January 2020
    A deal between Parliament and Finnish Presidency negotiators on reforming the road transport sector was approved by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Tuesday.
  • SEKO and AGWorld help customers to develop new trade relationships 22nd January 2020
    SEKO Logistics and Air & Ground World Transport (AGWorld) have signed a strategic partnership to create new cross-border growth opportunities for shippers doing business between Asia and the United States as global trade disputes accelerate demand for broader geographic supply chain solutions.
  • Posten Norge and SwipBox move towards parcel locker network in Norway 21st January 2020
    Over the next six months, a pilot project will be carried out in Oslo, where close to 100 parcel lockers will be made available and tested. This pilot will provide learnings for the rollout of a new parcel locker network.  
  • New appointment for DHL 21st January 2020
    Volker Ratzmann will take over the function of Executive Vice President Corporate Public Policy & Regulation Management as of May 1, 2020.  He Volker Ratzmann will report to Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL Group.
  • UPS finds new ways to make its services more accessible 21st January 2020
    UPS  is offering free plug-ins to make UPS tools and services seamlessly available within four popular e-commerce platforms: WooCommerce, PrestaShop, OpenCart and Magento.
  • ParcelHero: “Further chance of severe postal disruption in Australia” 21st January 2020
    Deliveries to many areas of Australia were severely impacted by the catastrophic bush fires it experienced in December and January; and there is likely to be further disruption to come, warns the UK-based parcel comparison site ParcelHero, which specialises in Australian parcel delivery.
  • bpost teams up with Ria Money Transfer 20th January 2020
    Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide Inc. and a leading company in cross-border money transfers, has announced an agreement with bpost group, a leading postal and international e-commerce logistics provider in Belgium, to offer its money transfer services through bpost’s network of more than 600 post offices.
    David Spottiswood, co-founder of Hurricane Modular Commerce, and David Nelson, Vice President Sales (Americas) at Escher, talk about improving the efficiency and customer experience of cross-border e-commerce
  • Whistl and One World Express team up to offer consumers more transparency 20th January 2020
    Whistl has partnered with One World Express to offer e-commerce importers into the UK a tracked postal service, Insight, from 220 countries worldwide. 
  • Chinese government to ban the postal service from using plastic packaging 20th January 2020
    The Chinese government has announced a new plan to crack down on plastic pollution across the country by 2025.
  • XPO Logistics could sell off some of its business units 20th January 2020
    XPO Logistics, Inc. has announced that its board of directors has authorised a review of strategic alternatives, including the possible sale or spin-off of one or more of XPO’s business units.
  • CSafe widens its operational footprint 17th January 2020
    CSafe Global has opened its newly-expanded service centre in Incheon, South Korea.
  • EHDH to acquire Movianto 17th January 2020
    EHDH - a global service provider in the field of logistics and transport in the pharmaceutical sector and B2B express delivery has announced its intention to finalise the  acquisition of Movianto - a logistics and distribution service provider specialising in the healthcare, biotech and pharmaceutical industry from Owens & Minorin in the first half of […]
  • New brand for Jersey Post Digital 17th January 2020
    Jersey Post Digital has announced its plans to adopt the trading name and brand, Vaiie.
  • The Mailing Room: “taking the guesswork out of parcel and package shipping” 17th January 2020
    UK independent supplier of  mailroom technology, The Mailing Room of Bury, Greater Manchester, has completed its biggest corporate acquisition to date, buying out Dunstable-based Digital Post Solutions (DPS) and adding around 40% to its growing user base.
  • European Investment Bank supports development of food delivery infrastructure 17th January 2020
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €50 million venture debt facility with the developer of ride-hailing app Bolt from Estonia. The financing is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe.
    Catalin Maftei, founder and CEO of C-Solution, joins me to discuss an innovative approach to parcel lockers: