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Click here  Prime Vision launches new dangerous goods detection application

Click here  Aramex to implement what3words addressing technology into its e-commerce fulfilment operations

Click here  Future Leaders Program at Post-Expo Hong Kong a great success

Click here  Royal Mail introduces more drop-off points for stamped parcels

Click here  International courier calls on the UK government to avoid imposing new tariffs following Brexit vote

Click here  USPS to install solar panels on roof of Los Angeles distribution center

Click here  Beumer installs high-speed sorters at SF Express centers in China

Click here  GLS acquires Spanish express delivery company ASM

Click here  UPS to build US$4.5m sorting hub in Belgium

Click here  NZ Post donates used delivery bicycles to BikeFIT

Click here  DHL begins trialling warehouse robots Baxter and Sawyer

Click here  An Post to increase mail prices in Ireland

Click here  Collaborative app by bpost promotes Uber-style deliveries

Click here  USPS DSS systems upgraded to include mail-reading capabilities

Click here  Hermes partners with Doddle to expand parcel shop network

Click here  Aramex agrees contract to build fully-automated hub in Dubai

Click here  Jersey Post profits rise by 5.5% in 2015

Click here  DHL opens its largest sorting center in Germany

Click here  DES appoints Paul Reynolds as vice president of sales

Click here  DHL adds 1,000 parcel lockers to UK delivery network

Click here  Prime Competence to develop next-generation sorting concept with major post

Click here  Deutsche Post DHL launches robotics and sustainable logistics competition

Click here  Royal Mail reaches pay agreement with Unite

Click here  Demand for automated parcel delivery terminals boosted by growing e-commerce volumes

Click here  DPD to construct state-of-the-art sorting center in Leeds

Click here  Postal sector registers growth for fifth consecutive year

Click here  Australia Post to keep existing parcel-holding arrangements

Click here  TNT expands express delivery coverage in Spain

Click here  Whistl partners with iForce to develop carrier management tool

Click here  UPS to open next-generation driver training facility in Germany

Click here  Royal Mail expands weekend collection services for businesses

Click here  Parcel-picking robots trialed at DHL warehouse in Germany

Click here  DHL opens renovated logistics facility at Hanover Airport

Click here  CEO of PostNord Denmark resigns

Click here  PostNL to fit Dutch sorting centers with solar panels

Click here  DHL and Airbus support Astrobotic to develop lunar delivery service

Click here  Australia Post forms e-commerce alliance with Aramex

Click here  Foster + Partners unveils droneport prototype

Click here  Survey by Avery demonstrates the importance of e-commerce packaging

Click here  CMS Network upgrades mail-sorting system

Video Exclusives


Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017


UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

16 August, 2017

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