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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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30 January, 2018


FarEye launches Drop&Pick app in Europe

Digital logistics platform FarEye has launched its cloud-based web and mobile app Drop&Pick in Europe. The app allows logistics firms to set up local stores as automated parcel shop hubs to meet the growing demand for fast, convenient parcel dispatch and collection.

23 January, 2018

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