Australia Post and Aramex form e-commerce alliance
Australia Post and global parcel express delivery and logistics company Aramex have announced a strategic e-commerce alliance which they say will “open emerging world markets to Australian businesses and online shoppers”. The joint venture, which will have a particular focus on Asia, will build on the service capability of Australia Post’s StarTrack International and Aramex’s global express delivery network. Aramex will invest in StarTrack International and contribute marketing and sales capability.
Australia Post will provide the last mile delivery services in Australia for the parcel volumes generated by the joint venture.
Australia Post’s StarTrack Courier business intends to extend its capability by acquiring Mail Call from Aramex.
According to a statement issued today (2 June) by Australia Post: “The alliance with Aramex complements Australia Post’s existing range of global partnerships, including a joint venture with China Post, Sai Cheng Logistics International.”
The alliance has been welcomed by the Post Office Agents Association Limited (POAAL). In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today, POAAL Director Bob Chizzoniti commented: “Many of Australia Post’s competitors in domestic and international parcel delivery have already formed global delivery partnerships. It’s important for Australia Post to have alliances to help defend and grow Australia Post’s position as the leader in Australian parcel delivery.”