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Bpost acquires sustainable last-mile delivery firm

Belgian postal operator Bpost has entered an agreement to acquire sustainable last-mile delivery startup Bubble Post.

The company’s green urban delivery solutions will complement Bpost’s existing operations, as well as that of its subsidiary CityDepot. Bubble Post and CityDepot already enjoy a successful partnership for urban deliveries in Ghent.

Alongside its experience in sustainable urban delivery, Bubble Post also has extensive knowledge of refrigerated and frozen transport, as well as the delivery of prepared meals and food boxes.

For this reason, the move further strengthens Bpost’s ambitions of becoming a market leader in the fast-growing segment of fresh food deliveries to both businesses and consumers in the Benelux.

Koen Van Gerven, CEO of Bpost, said, “Our ambition is clear, we want to be a leading player for parcels in Belgium. We also have the ambition to significantly expand our activities within the sustainable and cold logistics chain in Belgium and the Netherlands. The acquisition of Bubble Post fits in perfectly with this strategy.”

Marc Morioux, CEO of Bubble Post, said, “Bubble Post is looking forward to continuing to grow under the wing of Bpost. Our employees are excited to be part of the next chapter of the future of our two companies.”

August 10, 2017

Written by Daniel Symonds


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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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