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  • Spanish antitrust authority investigates Amazon 20th February 2020
     The CNMC has agreed to open a case to determine if Amazon Spain Fulfilment satisfies the requirements to be considered a postal operator.
  • Stamps.com could return to sales growth in 2020 20th February 2020
    Stamps.com, a provider of postage online and shipping software, has announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.
  • Covid-19: companies should be continually monitoring and gaining intelligence to ensure their supply chain is robust 20th February 2020
    Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield University has noted the importance of collaboration and transparency during the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • GMB asks for parliamentary inquiry into Amazon warehouse conditions 20th February 2020
    Amazon warehouse have been hit by more than 600 serious injuries or near misses in the past three years, a GMB investigation has found.
  • NIPOST to accelerate e-commerce 20th February 2020
    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on an e-fulfilment centre for e-services, e-commerce, e-governance and e-agriculture, reports Vanguard.
  • InPost research: shoppers prefer convenience to speed 19th February 2020
    Research conducted by YouGov for parcel locker provider InPost, has revealed that almost a fifth (17%) say they  never needed an item quickly, suggesting the logistics industry’s pursuit of speed may be pre-emptive rather than driven by consumer demand.
  • Finnish retailers launch parcel lockers with integrated cold storage 19th February 2020
    Parcel service Smartmile, Konecranes Agilon and K Group, one of the largest retail chains in Finland have launched the first robotic parcel machines which combine storage at room and refrigerator temperatures.
  • Glovo expands its global offering 19th February 2020
     Glovo, the Barcelona-based on-demand delivery start-up has entered a partnership with Pernod Ricard, global wine & spirits producer, to further develop its drinks category. The deal will cover all of Glovo’s 22 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America. 
  • An Post stamp price increases 19th February 2020
    An Post have announced that as of today the price of a standard domestic stamp will increase from €1 to €1.10 and a standard international stamp from €1.70 to €1.80. 
  • New agreement to enhance cooperation between airlines and postal operators 18th February 2020
    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Post Corporation (IPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce cooperation between the two organisations.
  • THE US SAME-DAY DELIVERY MARKET 18th February 2020
    Jean-Philippe Ducasse from the USPS Office of Inspector General discusses recent OIG research into the US same-day delivery market
  • DHL intends to expand operations in Egypt 18th February 2020
    DHL Express has expressed its plans to expand its operations and investments in Egypt, reports Egypt Today.
  • Consumers are becoming more sophisticated in their demands for flexible delivery 18th February 2020
    Parcelhub, a provider of multi-carrier delivery management and proactive tracking support, has surveyed 100 UK B2B and B2C mid-market retailers to understand how they are responding to the demands customers place on them for flexible delivery options.
  • Pall-Ex: This is the first acquisition of our new era 18th February 2020
    Pall-Ex (UK) Limited’s subsidiary company Cranleigh Distribution Services Limited has acquired Cranleigh Freight Services Limited.
  • Gophr expands beyond London 17th February 2020
    In addition to these cities, Gophr is launching in Leeds, Brighton, Nottingham, and Sheffield by the end of March and asks drivers and fleet owners in these areas to get in touch.
  • Royal Mail exceeds Quality of Service targets 17th February 2020
    Royal Mail has published its latest performance report. Second Class mail has exceeded its regulatory Quality of Service target for the first three quarters of the financial year 2019-20, delivering 98.8 % of mail within three working days (target 98.5 %).
  • Key appointment for XPO 17th February 2020
    XPO Logistics, Inc. - a global provider of transportation and logistics solutions - has appointed David Wyshner Chief Financial Officer, effective 2 March, 2020. 
  • One World Express expands its parcels business 17th February 2020
    One World Express signs an Exclusive Master License Agreement for the Territory United Kingdom with Postal Stock Exchange to bring Global Postal Services to UK mailers and e-commerce exporters from the UK.
  • India Post Payments Bank encourages more customers to sign up 17th February 2020
    The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has launched a campaign to encourage people to open a savings account with the bank at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and other areas of the country, reports Afternoon Voice.
  • UPU: we are open to dialogue 14th February 2020
    The Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Bishar A. Hussein, used his opening address at High Level Forum yesterday on wider postal sector engagement to announce the UN specialised agency was open to change.