Deutsche Post DHL's parcel business and its express division have helped the company record a "solid start" to 2013, but profits fell 6% in the first quarter.
Anglo-German parcel carrier Hermes is looking to expand its business further into Europe, the United States and Asia.
Germany's united services union, Ver.di, said today that it will increase the pressure on Deutsche Post with nationwide strikes to take place in the next two days.
German union Ver.di said today that 3,400 postal workers have gone on strike today, causing delays in mail delivery.
The UK has jumped into the top six most expensive countries in Europe in which to send a basic domestic letter, according to Deutsche Post's latest study.
Germany's united services union - Ver.di - has called for strike action to take place at Deutsche Post from tomorrow, causing disruption for customers.
The Federal Network Agency regulates the energy, telecommunications, rail and postal industries in Germany.
Canada Post Group is the Crown corporation operating the universal postal service in Canada.