Year: 2001

Royal Mail delivers bumper postbag of 2.1bn items

The Christmas postbag increased by 50 million items this year despite the popularity of emails, Royal Mail said today.
It delivered 2.1 billion items this year, while Parcelforce Worldwide, part of Royal Mail, handled nearly 12 million packages, up by around 500,000 on last year.

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Post Office internet growth stunted by management

The U.S. Postal Service has been unable to develop a unified and effective Internet and e-commerce strategy, mainly because of a “fragmented” management approach, says a new report issued by the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO).
The report, released earlier this week, is a follow-up by the GAO on recommendations it gave to the Postal Service in September 2000 on updating its services for the Internet.

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Posten Norge co-operates with PNL

Posten Norge, the Norwegian postal service operator, is to focus on the Swedish market in co-operation with Pan Nordic Logistics (PNL), the logistics company owned by Posten Norge and Posten, its Danish counterpart.

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Most European services better than Poste Italiane

“Italys postal network is still unusually poor. said Lanfranco Senn, director of the Centro di Economia Regionale, Trasporti e Turistno (centre for regional economics, transport and tourism) of the Bocconi university. NIilan (Italy), when he presented a white paper published by Aicai. the association of Italian express and airmail couriers.

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DropBox24 negotiates the last mile

The “last mile” in the logistics chain is often the most expensive and complex leg:
couriers often have to return to base with the packets. because the consignees were not at home to receive them.
This is true in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business sectors. However, there is now a solution especia liv for shipments of spare parts. which have to he delivered overnight or even during the night: the automated parcel dispenser.

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ABX Logistics possibly for sale

Isabelle Durant. the Belgian minister of transport recently talked to the press about the future of ABX Logistics. a subsidiary of the Belgian state-run rail operation SNCB. According to a report in the Belgian economics weekly newspaper <L’Echo: there is a possibility that the Belgian government might sell off the logistics company.

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Big increase in UAE mail

Despite the global anthrax scare and Internet eating into large volumes of postal business internationally, the UAE Postal Authority has reported voluminous increase in its mail during the festive season.

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How letters posted across the Midlands fared

SEVEN out of ten letters posted for an Evening Mail survey arrived less than 24 hours later – dispelling fears that Consignia runs a ‘second-class’ service.

A random sample of letters posted across the Midlands showed Consignia is fighting back hard against its critics.

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