Former TNT Australia boss to head up Australia Post parcels business
Australia Post has hired former TNT Australia managing director Robert Black to oversee its crucial parcel operations. Australia Post has been upgrading its parcel capabilities in the past five years to build on the current e-commerce boom, and since last year has been integrating its StarTrack parcels brand with the core network. Black's “significant” international and local logistics expertise would further strengthen Australia Post's parcel services leadership team.
Taobao Marketplace offers self pickup in Singapore
Alibaba's e-commerce business unit Taobao Marketplace has begun offering a self pickup service in Singapore to allow online buyers to collect their purchases from selected locations across the island. Offered in a collaboration with SingPost, the self-collection service is available at more than 70 locations — or POPStations — in the country from which Taobao shoppers can choose to pick up goods they purchased from sellers on the e-commerce website.
Japan Post CEO: Want to decide IPO timing by end of December
The CEO of state-owned Japan Post Holdings Co said on Wednesday the company wants to decide the timing of its initial public offering by the end of December.
International e-commerce the way forward for bpost
Belgium Post (bpost) is restructuring bpost international under the leadership of Dave Mays, the current CEO of Landmark Global, to better meet the needs of the parcel global e-commerce market. Landmark Global integrates the existing subsidiaries of bpost International and will be located at 12 strategic locations in the USA and Canada, London (UK), Groningen in the Netherlands, Brussels in Belgium, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney in Australia. This new organization will develop its activities with the leitmotiv ”packets first,” under the new brand ”Landmark Global, a bpost company”.
Japan Post allies with GeoPost to launch cross-border e-commerce service
Japan Post is forming an alliance with La Poste’s international parcel-express company GeoPost to further its ambitions in the e-commerce space. As part of the deal the Japanese postal operator will, for the first time in its history, invest in a non-Japanese company. Japan Post has agreed to buy a 14.9% stake in Hong Kong-based global logistics provider Lenton Group, in which GeoPost holds a34.7% stake. It is expected to pave the way for Japan Post to launch a new international delivery service for the booming e-commerce sector, combining with the cross-border logistics network run by Lenton, and the international parcel-express delivery network run by GeoPost, which operates through brands including DPD, SEUR, Chronopost and Exapaq.