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COVID-19: main lessons learned and opportunities ahead for the postal sector

by Holger Winklbauer, CEO of IPC

As the summer break is drawing to a close, I would like to share some thoughts about the main developments of the year so far, as well as the future perspectives for the postal sector and IPC.  read more


EU levels VAT playing field for low-value imports

The new VAT rules for low-value imports into the European Union that come into effect on July 1, 2021 will impact online retailers, shippers, and express, parcel and postal companies alike. This CEP-Research special report provides an overview of the legal changes, their impact on business customers and consumers, and how top carriers are responding.  read more


Escher selects Hurricane Commerce as data partner to create OCR engine

Postal and courier industry solutions supplier Escher has selected Hurricane Commerce as its data partner to create an optical character recognition (OCR) engine.


Prime Vision and VDL Groep to supply US market with over 750 sorting robots

Dutch technology company Prime Vision and VDL Groep, specialized in metalworking, have jointly developed sorting robots for the American market, with over 750 robots to be deployed at various locations in the United States to sort parcels faster and more efficiently. 


SwipBox parcel boxes to be rolled out across Israel

Parcel lockers of the Danish parcel terminal operator SwipBox will be rolled out in Israel, with ORIAN, part of the DB Schenker network, to install the first 100 lockers in selected cities in the beginning of 2022 as part of the first pilot phase. 


Siemens singulation technology Visicon increases throughput to 18,000 parcels/hour

Siemens has further developed its globally proven singulation technology Visicon with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based vision system which now achieves a throughput of up to 18,000 parcels per hour. 


Calzedonia Group selects BEUMER Group’s pouch technology

BEUMER Group has put its pouch technology into operation with Italy’s Calzedonia Group, a major player in international fashion retail markets. 


Berkshire Grey unveils AI-powered Robotic Shuttle Put Wall

AI-enabled robotic solutions specialist Berkshire Grey has presented its Robotic Shuttle Put Wall (RSPW) solution to speed up eCommerce order fulfillment.


Cleveron launches new outdoor parcel locker

Estonian technology company Cleveron has launched a new outdoor parcel locker to broaden its portfolio of last-mile delivery solutions.


Locus Robotics acquires Waypoint Robotics

Global logistics specialist DG selects Hurricane Commerce as cross-border data partner

Escher buys Syslore to add parcel processing capabilities

Doddle powers Yamato digital e-commerce returns

SF Supply Chain will deploy 1,000 Geek+ robots

Handheld introduces new wearable RS60 Ring Scanner for logistics efficiency

Locus Robotics picks 500 million warehouse units

Zebra Technologies launches new mobile computer, completes Fetch Robotics acquisition

Hexapole expands Yodel sorting capacity

Parcel Perform raises US$20m for growth plans

Smartmile and KEBA partner for outdoor parcel lockers

Fast-growing Instabox quadruples revenues

Fives automates DPD and DHL sorting centres

MHS introduces cross-belt sorter with double-cell design for small items

Sitma launches Symphony sorting system

MHS launches robotics division

Siemens launches real-time Parcel Data Hub

InPost reaches 13,000 lockers with solar-powered APM

Smartmile launches ‘one tree per parcel’ sustainable locker

Quadient sells e-commerce packaging business

Zebra Technologies snaps up Fetch Robotics for $290m

Shippit signs FedEx, Janio, Qxpress delivery deals

Drone delivery operator Zipline takes off with $250m funding

InPost wins northern England city lockers contract

E-logistics platform ShipBob raises $200m

Austrian Post deploys Prime Vision’s automated parcel sorting solution at its 10th hub

Berkshire Grey rolls out new e-commerce fulfilment robotsSendle raises $35m for U.S. expansion

Bringg raises $100m to reach unicorn valuation

Hurricane Commerce supports Emirates Post’s e-commerce expansion strategy

Prime Vision and Solution Net Systems provide innovative sorting robots in the US

HEMA improves omnichannel fulfilment with Blue Yonder technology

SEKO selects Hurricane as global cross-border data partner

BEUMER launches new pouch system for online fashion retailers

Pitney Bowes launches ParcelPoint smart lockers

Quadient wins Pickup order for 1,500 lockers in France

Poste Italiane orders 1,744 Opel Corsa-e electric cars

EasyPost ships one billion packages

Prime Vision offers Stamp Free digital postage solution

Siemens Logistics will upgrade Deutsche Post international postal centre

Metapack enables precise deliveries through what3words location technology

FarEye raises $100m to expand delivery management platform

Estafeta uses Open Pricer platform as volumes boom

ParcelLab raises $112m for growth

Swedish parcel locker operator Instabox acquires Dutch same-day firm Red je Pakketje

Vanderlande supplies sorting systems for new PostNord sites in Finland

Voltia delivers 30 Nissan e-vans to DPD Slovakia

InPost invests in Polish network

Panasonic buys Blue Yonder for $7.1bn

BringgGreen helps retailers cut CO2 emissions

ETrak selects Hurricane Commerce solution

Danes can return parcels through SwipBox parcel locker network

BEUMER buys majority stake in logistics technology start-up

Fives updates mobile robot sorter GENI-Ant

InPost launches label-free returns solution

Demand surges for Bringg’s Delivery Hub

InPost will install 60 more lockers at London public transport stations

Quadient offers residential lockers in France

Prime Vision integrates Hurricane Commerce cross-border data solutions

Arrival will make UPS electric vans in $41m Charlotte micro-factory

Beumer, T-Systems secure big Deutsche Post DHL contracts

Cleveron launches small parcel terminal for PUDOs and stores

Fives delivers DHL Malpensa sorting system

Tax refund company Global Blue acquires returns management platform ZigZag Global

MHS and HAI ROBOTICS offer “goods-to-person” robotic solutions in North America

Escher launches new Track & Trace and Last-Mile Delivery solutions

Quadient nearly doubles US parcel locker network surpassing 13,000 units worldwide in 2020




Product Showcase

Gilad Tirosh is new IPC commercial and financial chief

Gilad Tirosh has been appointed as IPC Chief Commercial and Financial Officer, replacing Tom Day, who left at the end of August.


UPS appoints Bernard Jiang as president of UPS China

UPS appointed Bernard Jiang as president of UPS China to deepen global trade connections and sustainable growth opportunities for UPS customers in the country.


Hermes UK appoints Penny Garnett as Chief People Officer

Hermes UK has appointed Penny Garnett as Chief People Officer to drive cultural change within the business as it continues to grow and transform.


InPost appoints Michael Rouse as Management Board member for four years

Polish e-commerce delivery company InPost has appointed Michael Rouse as member of the Management Board for a period of four years.


Zalando promotes Masood Choudhry to SVP Logistics


Jean-Paul Forceville heads UPU’s Postal Operations Council


Michelle Ho leads UPS in Asia Pacific


Vincent Phang takes over as SingPost Group CEO


Charles Brewer is new Pos Malaysia CEO


Pitney Bowes names new e-commerce execs

Jean-Gilles Henaut will run Chronopost’s new Shop2Shop business

Stéphanie Berlioz appointed Director of Financial Operations at La Poste

Dirk Tirez gets bpost CEO job

Harld Peters heads Lineage Logistics Europe

Anna Klinskova becomes Managing Director at DHL Express Russia

Viviane Reichert-Brown gains extra Hermes management role

Dirk Reich joins Swiss Post board

Thomas Creuzberger is new Movianto CEO

Ansi Arumeel joins InPost locker supplier Retail Robotics

Bob Kanuga is new UPS Healthcare Logistics EVP

Alastair Westgarth will steer Starship delivery robots

Paul Coutts quits as SingPost CEO

The UPS Store names female boss

Parcels expert Roger Morris joins cargo drone firm Dronamics

Elaine Kerr is new DPD UK CEO

USPS names Douglas Tulino as Deputy Postmaster General

Aramex appoints Othman Aljeda as new CEO

Frank Jørgensen is new UPS Germany chief

Paul Graham will be new Australia Post Group CEO

Mart Mägi will be new Omniva CEO

Dirk Tirez is interim bpost CEO

UPS promotes Daniel Carrera to Europe president

Brody Buhler will become Escher CEO



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