SATS, SingPost in airmail handling tie-up
Air freight handler SATS has agreed to provide airmail consignment handling services to Singapore Post (SingPost), the companies announced on Monday (Aug 17). This collaboration will result in the integration of both SATS’ and SingPost’s airmail consignment operations. The integration will enable single scanning and sorting, and remove the need to tow mail and parcel bags between facilities. This will enhance operational efficiency, including shorter cycle and connection times, and increase productivity.
Yamato reportedly looking to try out “Assist Suit”
Yamato is reportedly one of the organizations which is planning to see if a new mechanised suit being developed by Mitsui and partners could help its staff perform their heavy-lifting duties. The Assist Suit may allow the wearer to lift 15kg without stressing the lower back.
UK shoppers not sold on drones
Less than a third (30%) of UK shoppers want to see their online shopping purchases delivered by drones, according to a new survey. The main drawback is the security of their purchases, people may steal their deliveries from drones, and at the moment the majority are planning not to use them despite knowing the benefits of faster and wider spread delivery.
SingPost and Alibaba group to expand e-commerce logistics cooperation
SingPost and Alibaba announced a series of new initiatives for collaboration and growth following the signing of a joint venture agreement. Alibaba will invest in Quantium Solutions International, a SingPost subsidiary and will increase equity stake in SingPost to 14.51 percent subject to regulatory approval.
India Post to Send Text Message to Customers on Parcel Delivery Status
From September, India Post will send messages to customers’ mobile phones to inform them about status of mails, parcels, money orders and other deliveries. India Post has also decided to start tracking their postmen with help of GPS enabled handheld devices by October. This will help locate the postmen visiting the addresses given to them to deliver parcels and registered posts in Delhi under a pilot project.