An Post has moved to distance itself from charges being levied on people receiving air-mail parcels from the United States. The company has received hundreds of complaints about the charges and a spokeswoman said it “expected hundreds more” in the weeks after Christmas. She stressed An Post was no longer responsible for the delivery of air-mail parcels from the US and this service had been taken over by a private contractor. The contractor, General Logistics Systems, Ireland (GLS), is a Dublin-based subsidiary of the Royal Mail in Britain. The United States Postal Service (USPS) signed an agreement with Royal Mail over a year ago to deliver air-mail packages from the US to 23 countries in Europe.Read More
Deutsche Telekom, one of the most important logistics customers for Deutsche Post, is snubbing its one-time sister company and is allowing the majority of its mobile telephones to be sent by Deutsche Post competitor GLS. “We are carrying out an estimated 75 per cent of the entire dispatch volume for T-Mobile”, GLS chief Rico Bank said to ‘Financial Times Deutschland’ when questioned on the matter.Read More
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The US Postal Service is expanding its agreement with Royal Mail Group’s parcel delivery company, General Logistics System (GLS) for delivery of Global Express Mail (GEM) to Europe from 6 to 14 countries. GLS currently delivers GEM items to 6 countries: Austria, Denmark, Germany, France, Netherlands, and Sweden. The 8 additional countries to which GLS will deliver GEM items effective March 29, 2003, are Belgium, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, San Marino, Switzerland, and Vatican City. Note that San Marino and the Vatican City are being added to the countries that can be reached using GEM.Read More
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