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No 57-2020

Formulated by UNI AproPost and Logistics Sector

1.   CEVA LOGISTICS accelerates its digital transformation.

July 16, 2020.

2.   Sennderenters into a joint venture With Poste Italiane to digitalize the Italian road freight market.July 15, 2020.


3.   USPS Won’t Confirm Reports of ‘Leaked’ Directive.
July 13, 2020.

4.   UK regulator fines Royal Mail for late deliveries. July13, 2020.

5.   CPC ( Canada Post Corp.)failed in their attempt to change arbitrator MacPherson’s Award on RSMC (Rural & Suburban Mail Carrier)variable allowance, knowledge sort and civic address allowance. July 10, 2020.


1.  CEVA LOGISTICS accelerates its digital transformation

July 16, 2020 
CEVA Logistics has launched myCEVA, a new transactional platform enabling shippers to manage their complete shipping journey online.

The online tool provides a seamless customer experience by giving them greater control over every function and a larger range of options whatever the circumstances.

Greater control for customers over the booking process
myCEVA has been designed to give customers greater control over the booking process while simultaneously improving efficiency through greater process automation. Customers can instantly receive quotes, make bookings and track shipments in real time, which will enhance the customer experience.

After a successful pilot phase in the US in May 2020, myCEVA is working towards covering all transport modes in every region of the world and has been launched in a phased manner with FCL and LCL ocean freight customers using specific Trade Lanes from/to the US, China and India.

During Summer 2020, myCEVA will become available for importers and exporters located in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam and the UK; and by Fall 2020, myCEVA will be widely open to Europe, South-East Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Access to all functionalities online
Across myCEVA, customers will have access to every function they need to make their business run smoothly, including Schedules, Quotes, eBooking facilities, eDocumentation, online support, Track & Trace and Account Management. The whole platform is fully integrated into CEVA’s global operations for both imports and exports.

A simple on-boarding process has been developed and customers will be able to access both face-to-face and online training depending on the region they are based in.

Increased reliability and efficiency
Connected to a reliable information system, myCEVA instantly suggests the right schedule at the right price. The platform lets users seamlessly book and manage their cargo’s entire journey thanks to live assistance and a dashboard to monitor the progress of their shipment step-by-step. myCEVA also allows a more efficient collaboration with other stakeholders involved, thanks to an integrated place to store, receive and share shipping documents.

One place for all freight solutions
myCEVA initially opened for business to ocean freight shippers and will soon allow Air and Road freight routes. Progressively, the platform will become fully multimodal and multicarrier, thereby simplifying the management of shipments.

Instant estimation of CO2 emissions by end 2020
As part of the CMA CGM Group’s commitment to offer more eco-friendly solutions and services, CEVA has developed a door-to-door CO2 calculator for shippers to use prior to shipment in order to allow them to select the most eco-responsible route. This feature will be fully functional before the end of 2020.

Additional functionalities to further improve the customer experience will be added in the coming months, including a Mobile App, a self-service customer support portal, enhanced live tracking capabilities and electronic Bill of Lading.

Mathieu Friedberg, Chief Executive Officer – CEVA Logistics, states: “At CEVA Logistics, we have identified digitalization as a cornerstone of our strategic turnaround and transformation plan. We are therefore excited to present myCEVA, a significant achievement on this path to reinventing the logistics industry and pioneering its development. It is also testimony to CEVA’s commitment to offering our customers the most innovative and best-in-class services.”

2.  Sennderenters into a joint venture With Poste Italiane to digitalize the Italian road freight market

July 15, 2020
·        JV focuses on improving Poste Italiane’s €100m/year long-haul road transportation efficiency
·       Poste Italiane benefits from generated savings of over 6% on its Full Truck Load spending
·       Newly formed JV operates as sennder Italia S.r.l.

Sennder, European leader in the digitalization of road freight transport, today announces its Joint Venture (“JV”) with Poste Italiane, the largest logistics operator in Italy, and leading player in the financial, insurance and payment services sector. The established €100m/year joint venture between sennder and Poste Italiane focuses on improving its long-haul road transportation efficiency and covers the entire Full Truck Load network, moving parcels and mail between all sorting and distribution hubs of the leading Italian postal service provider.

Sennder’s proprietary digital freight forwarding platform revolutionizes the world of freight transport in Europe and is specialized in the “full truck load” (“FTL”) market, aimed at organising, logging and optimising cargo for transportation. The newly formed JV operates under the name “sennder Italia S.r.l.” and manages all Italian transport for sennder GmbH.
Nicolaus Schefenacker, Julius Koehler, David Nothacker (Photo: Business Wire)

The mix between the knowledge and logistical experience of 158 years old post office operators and the innovations of the leading European freight forwarder sennder, makes the JV one of the most attractive companies in the Italian Logistical panorama. The young team of sennder Italia benefits from the entrepreneurial spirit, a multicultural environment of over 40 nationalities speaking more than 15 languages and is led by Andrea Monticelli (CEO), Gregor Nothacker (COO) and Alessandro Gallo (CFO).

With the JV, the largest delivery network of Italy joins forces with the fastest growing digital platform to manage the FTL transports. Through this partnership, Poste Italiane benefits from full GPS visibility of trucks, state of the art operating technology and reduced CO2 emissions through the utilisation of vehicles with alternative fuels and higher utilization. In that way, Poste Italiane will benefit from generated savings of over 6% on its yearly €100m Full Truck Load spending.

The rise in efficiency and usage of state-of-the-art technology is a key pillar of Poste Italiane CEO, Matteo del Fante’s Deliver 2022 program. It will combine internal developments with external solutions to best address market opportunities. In that context, the key to success is the volume of orders managed by sennder’s digital platform that allows advanced algorithms to minimize the empty mileage of Poste Italiane trucks.

David Nothacker, CEO and Co-Founder of sennder GmbH, says: “The JV shows how a partnership combining 158 years of Italian logistics operations and state of the art technology can unlock unprecedented synergies and opportunities for both Poste Italiane and sennder. We bring cloud-based communications and better record keeping, along with more efficient logistical mapping organization, to an industry that has been operating largely by way of faxed or shipped invoices. Our GPS tracking will help Poste Italiane with highly precise arrival estimates.”

Del Fante, Poste Italiane CEO and General Manager, said: “The initiative is part of the broader commitment taken with our Joint Delivery Model to modernize our fleet and further optimize our logistic value chain through advanced IT solutions, delivering cost efficiencies as well as reduced CO2 emissions. Poste Italiane is successfully combining internal innovations with specialist start-up partnerships made possible by its new Open Innovation IT platform. We see a clear and present opportunity in delivering innovations to become more central in our customers’ digital world”.

About sennder
sennder was founded in 2015 by David Nothacker, Nicolaus Schefenacker and Julius Köhler and is now the leading digital European freight forwarder that connects commercial shippers with small trucking companies. As a data-based company, sennder contributes to a fit for the future logistics industry and ensures transparency and efficiency within the procurement and distribution of cargo.

sennder manages over 10.000 trucks across Europe with a 400-people strong team. Through their in-house developed technology, sennder primarily focuses on route optimization and reducing empty load kilometers and downtimes.

sennder is backed by AccelLakestarHV HoltzbrinckProject A, Next47SCG and Perpetual. Additionally, sennder joined forces with industry champions Scania and Siemens to assure innovation and state of the art offerings.

For further information, please visit us on our website and LinkedIn.

About Poste Italiane
The Poste Italiane Group constitutes the largest service distribution network in Italy. Its activities range from letter and parcel delivery to financial and insurance services, payment systems and mobile telecommunications. With its 158-year history, a network of 12,800 post offices, a workforce of approximately 126 thousand, total financial assets of €536 billion and 35 million customers, Poste Italiane is an integral part of Italy’s economic, social and productive fabric, occupying an unparalleled position in the country in terms of size, recognisability, reach and customer loyalty.

3.  USPS Won’t Confirm Reports of ‘Leaked’ Directive

July 13, 2020
The US Postal Service confirmed it is developing a new business plan with an immediate focus on efficiency, though it did not address reports that surfaced over the weekend about new directives that could delay mail delivery.

As we reported on the EcommerceBytes Blog on Sunday, an unverified memo containing the directive said all overtime (OT) would be eliminated and stated, “If the plants run late they will keep the mail for the next day. If you get mail and your carriers are gone and you cannot get the mail out without OT it will remain for the next day.”
USPS spokesperson Dave Partenheimer provided EcommerceBytes with the following statement on Monday:

“The Postal Service is developing a business plan to ensure that we will be financially stable and able to continue to provide reliable, affordable, safe and secure delivery of mail, packages and other communications to all Americans as a vital part of the nation’s critical infrastructure. While the overall plan is not yet finalized, it will certainly include new and creative ways for us to fulfill our mission, and we will focus immediately on efficiency and items that we can control, including adherence to the effective operating plans that we have developed.”

We had reached out to Partenheimer after seeing reports about the memo published on the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Facebook page, which we wrote about on the EcommerceBytes Blog.

Brian Sheehan of PostalNews.com also published (clearer) images of the memo in an article titled, “Document purports to show PMG’s plans for changes to USPS operations.”
Sheehan said in his post that he received an email that claimed the images of the memo were from a PowerPoint presentation shared by a POOM from Ohio last week (we believe that stands for Post Office Operations Manager). Someone commenting on the article wrote, “The information about no OT and delaying mail is correct. This is phase one of a multi-phase organizational change.”

“Meanwhile,” Sheehan wrote, “comments on our Facebook page confirm that employees are already being advised of the changes in standup talks.”

The comments on the Postal News Facebook page offers a fascinating look at the reaction from postal workers of the (as of yet unverified by the Postal Service) directives being described. Some said eliminating all overtime and holding mail until the next day would result in complaints – which some said might be the point. One person wrote, “then it will be easier to prove that the post office could be privatized and run better.”

Others questioned whether the Postal Service could enact some of the policies described in the memo due to union restrictions.

(Someone on Twitter reminded us of this EcommerceBytes Newsflash article from March about previous the Postmaster General’s efforts to reduce expenses.)

4.  UK regulator fines Royal Mail for late deliveries

July13, 2020
UK regulator Ofcom has fined Royal Mail £1.5m (US$1.87m) for falling short on its service requirements. Ofcom notes that Royal Mail is required to deliver at least 93% of First Class post, across the UK, within one working day of collection. In 2018/2019, only 91.5% of First Class post was delivered on time.

Ofcom says it is able consider evidence submitted by Royal Mail of any exceptional circumstances, beyond the company’s control, that may explain why it missed the target by such a significant amount. But it did not provide a satisfactory explanation and it did not take sufficient steps to get back on track during the year. The regulator notes that Royal Mail’s performance improved in 2019/2020, and after taking into account the impact of Covid-19, the company met its regulatory obligations.


Royal Mail has also been fined £100,000 (US$125,000) by Ofcom for overcharging customers for Second Class stamps between March 25-31, 2019. The regulator says it set a price cap for Second Class stamps to ensure that an affordable postal service is available to everyone, while keeping the universal service financially sustainable.

For April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, the cap was set at 60p (US$0.75). Royal Mail increased its price for Second Class stamps to 61p (US$0.77) on 25 March 2019, thereby overcharging customers for seven days until the cap increased on April 1, 2019. The company estimated that it overcharged people by approximately £60,000 in total as a result, which it is unable to refund.

Given the harm it felt was caused and Royal Mail’s failure in its processes to stick to the price cap, Ofcom decided to implement the £100,000 fine. The company has since made changes to its compliance processes that it says will prevent this error happening again.

Gaucho Rasmussen, Ofcom’s director of investigations and enforcement, explained, “Many people depend on postal services, and our rules are there to ensure they get a good service, at an affordable price. Royal Mail let its customers down, and these fines should serve as a reminder that we’ll take action when companies fall short.”


5.  CPC ( Canada Post Corp.)failed in their attempt to change arbitrator MacPherson’s Award on RSMC (Rural & Suburban Mail Carrier)variable allowance, knowledge sort and civic address allowance

July 10, 2020
Following the publication of the arbitration award of Arbitrator MacPherson, Canada Post management formally requested that she correct her award with respect to the monetary increases for the variable allowance (householder delivery) and the knowledge sort and civic address allowance.

On June 29, 2020, after hearing arguments from the legal counsel of both CUPW and CPC, Arbitrator MacPherson ruled that she would maintain her original decision to increase these allowances by the same percentages as the wage increases, 2.0%, 2.0%, 2.5%, and 2.9%. CUPW consulted with CPC to have them provide the timeframe for the ongoing payments to increase and for the retroactive payments to be paid.

CPC’s Schedule for Variable Allowance Retroactive Payments
August 20, 2020: CPC informed the Union that the RSMC unit is to receive variable allowance retroactive payments for 2020 on this date.

September 17, 2020: CPC informed the Union that the RSMC unit is to receive variable allowance retroactive payments for 2018 and 2019 on this date.

CUPW has continued to express to management our dissatisfaction with the long period for the payments of retroactivity.

No 58-2020

Formulated by UNI AproPost and Logistics Sector

1.   Letter and parcel shipments to 26 additional international destinations resumed.July 15, 2020.

2.   PHLPOST encourages stamp collectors with new scheme.
July 15, 2020.

3.   UPS supports e-commerce growth with weekday-cost Saturday deliveries in Europe. July 15, 2020.

4.   Product Demand Support workers: Friday 10am conference call.July 14, 2020.

5.   GeoPost / DPDgroup new Chairman and CEO, Boris Winkelmann and his vision for post Covid and beyond.
July 10,2020.


1.  Letter and parcel shipments to 26 additional international destinations resumed

July 15,2020
Beginning 15 July,Belgian Post -bpost resumes letter and parcel shipments to a further 26 destinations:
·         Asia: Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman.
·         Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
·         Africa: Egypt, Morocco, South Africa
·         Europe: Albania, Bosnia, Georgia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus, Turkey

From this day letters and parcels to these countries can once again be dropped at post offices and in the red post boxes.

On 12 May bpost resumed shipments to many destinations outside Europe. The full list is available on the dedicated page with information on the impact of coronavirus on bpost services: https://news.bpost.be/en-corona.

bpost Group will do everything in its power to ensure letters and parcels are delivered as quickly as possible to all destinations. However, there may still be some delays, depending on the number of flights and available capacity, as well as the local delivery situation.

Updated information on the situation is regularly published on the bpost website and dedicated coronavirus page.

2.  PHLPOST encourages stamp collectors with new scheme

July 15, 2020 
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has launched a door-to-door delivery service called “Stamps on Wheels” for stamp collectors and enthusiasts who love to collect and use postage stamps for their mails.  

By ordering online or through telephone, specially designated postmen or “wheel riders” will deliver these stamps and collect payments through Cash-on-Delivery (COD), a convenient method of payment upon receipt of items.

“Stamp collectors and those who are in their senior years find it difficult to travel or go out of their home to visit the post office during this pandemic period.  We are offering this “special service” for the safety and convenience of our clients”, OIC, Assistant Postmaster General for Marketing Maximo Sta.Maria said.

He added, “PHLPost made stamp selling easier by regularly posting the updated listing on the quantity/availability of the stamps released for the information and appreciation of stamp collectors and philatelists.

Stamp collectors shall select items (stamps, philatelic goods) available on “The Stamp on Wheels” Facebook group page. The customer can also refer to the stamp release archive found on the PHLPost website (http://phlpost.gov.ph).

This program hopes to encourage stamp collectors to go back to their hobby now that they have time in their homes amid the threat of COVID-19.

The service is initially available in Metro Manila.

PHLPost continues to serve communities in the country by delivering mails and parcels while keeping its post offices safe for employees and the public.

3.  UPS supports e-commerce growth with weekday-cost Saturday deliveries in Europe

July 15, 2020

UPS has launched a service enabling deliveries on Saturdays at it’s top European e-commerce markets: the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Poland.

The new delivery service enables customers to receive packages on Saturdays, at one of UPS’s 17,000 Access Points in Europe, at the same cost of a weekday delivery.
“UPS Access Point locations are local businesses, such as neighbourhood convenience stores with extended evening and weekend hours, giving customers the flexibility to pick up their parcels when it suits their schedule,” the company explained in a statement. “The new service complements existing UPS Express Saturday deliveries, which now benefit from a pre-noon delivery.”

Mark Vale, president, UK, Ireland and the Nordics at UPS, commented: “According to the IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, retail e-commerce sales in the UK grew nearly 33% in May as customers turned to online shopping during the lockdown.

“Traditional delivery options limited to Monday through Friday no longer fit our customers’ expectations.”

Lou Rivieccio, president, UPS Europe, added: “The pandemic has accelerated the growth of e-commerce, with online retail sales in Europe growing by more than 60% at the height of lockdowns in mid-April.

“Introducing Saturday deliveries for UPS Standard is one way that we’re helping businesses adjust to the new environment, by offering them the services they need to meet their customers’ expectations.

“Online retailers can now benefit from cross-border Saturday deliveries with UPS, reaching about 80% of the population in eight key European e-commerce markets.”

UPS said it has recently invested $2bn in enhancing its network in Europe, enabling it to provide businesses faster and more efficient solutions to its customers in 220 countries and territories.

4.  Product Demand Support workers: Friday 10am conference call

July 14, 2020
CWU assistant secretary Andy Furey is urging members in Royal Mail Product Demand Support roles with questions and concerns over the impact of traffic transformation to join a conference call being jointly hosted by the union and the business at the end of this week.

Last month’s ‘switchover’ to the new system means that jobs are reducing in this part of the operation and this coming Friday marks the launch of a preference exercise, with the CWU working with Royal Mail in accordance with the MTSF agreement and in line with the over-arching policy of achieving the changes on a voluntary basis.

“Members are invited to submit questions to a dedicated email address before Friday, and the conference call provides an opportunity for people to quiz the Project Managers, along with  Graham Long, the company’s head of ER/IR, and me” explains Andy.

The preference exercise continues until August 7 and to support this a joint set of ‘Q&As’ will be sent out to all members in this function, setting out advice and information based on concerns and enquiries received.

“Reassurance has been provided to members with the publication of a Joint Statement which is designed to explain how this exercise will be undertaken which first and forecast will be conducted in a fair, consistent and transparent way. 

“It’s a difficult time for some of our members in this part of the company, but we’re absolutely determined to ensure the reduction in jobs is on the basis of no compulsory redundancies and to seek to ensure that redeployment to alternative roles is offered on a reasonable and equitable basis,” Andy points out.

“Please contact your CWU rep, send your email questions, and join us on Friday’s conference call – there are important decisions to make and it’s absolutely critical that members have all the necessary information and advice.”



5.      GeoPost / DPDgroup new Chairman and CEO, Boris Winkelmann and his vision for post Covid and beyond

July 10,2020
On 25 June 2020, Boris Winkelmann was appointed Chairman & CEO by the GeoPost board of directors, following the retirement of former-President Paul-Marie Chavanne.

Created in 1999, GeoPost has developed the largest delivery network over the last 20 years in Europe under its commercial brand DPDgroup.

Winkelmann became Executive Vice President at DPDgroup on 1 February 2020 and has been the driving force behind the Group’s agility and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanking the Group for its confidence in his leadership, Winkelmann said:

“I would like to express my gratitude to Paul-Marie Chavanne, my predecessor, for his 20 years of loyal service to this company and recognise his exceptional talent in making the Group a leader in our industry with a record of continued achievements and profitable growth.”

“Now, as we move forward from this crisis, our businesses face considerable challenges and exciting opportunities to shape the future of our sector. At DPDgroup, we are prepared for both high growth in e-commerce and to be the leader in sustainable delivery. Our people and planet are our priority, with commercial success and sustainability commitments working hand in hand.”

Rapid response to lockdowns
DPDgroup has emerged stronger from the pandemic as lockdown demonstrated the essential nature of parcel delivery and last mile services:

·       E-commerce surged beyond expectation during the crisis and still continues to grow. Worldwide e-commerce share of global retail sales is being driven by Covid-19 in 2020 with an estimated market share of 20% against 14% in 2019 (source: eMarketer study 2020).

·       DPDgroup was prepared for the strong shift to B2C volumes where more recent services such as food and healthcare grew significantly. The Group’s hybrid B2B / B2C model is built upon adaptability and so was naturally suited to responding to the health crisis. In April and May 2020, when lockdown was in place across most European countries, DPDgroup delivered in total more than 300 million parcels in Europe, up by 30% vs last year.

·       Thanks to its network with strong domestic presence and understanding of national markets and ability to adapt rapidly to every local situation, DPDgroup maintained delivery services throughout the pandemic, ensuring the safety of staff and customers. The Group implemented a contactless delivery process in every European country and maintained 60% of its Pickup points (parcel shops and lockers) worldwide. Drawing upon its Far Eastern connections with Lenton Group in China,

DPDgroup also created an air linehaul that supplied all employees and drivers in its subsidiaries with over 100 million masks and 130,000 litres of hydroalcoholic gel.

·       The Group’s staff on the ground became and remain today the human face for clients, as people across Europe have come to rely on delivery services for many everyday needs.

·       Praising the commitment of the Group’s drivers, Boris Winkelmann stated:

“I’d like to thank once again our drivers for being on the frontline to deliver to individuals, pharmacies, hospitals, businesses and others during the pandemic.”

Deep learnings from the crisis
The COVID-19 crisis has created the opportunity for all businesses to reflect upon their operations and priorities. Through its experience, DPDgroup appreciates to a greater extent than ever the impact human activities have on the environment, especially in urban areas. Under Winkelmann’s direction, the Group will continue to put considerable effort into further broadening and deepening its technology stack to increase efficiency and improve customer and consignee experience, while fulfilling its commitments to sustainability through its DrivingChange™ programme.

In recent years, DPDgroup has invested in new alternative vehicles and logistics technology to increase efficiency and reduce, even eliminate, carbon emissions, while simultaneously retaining its leading position in Europe’s voluntary carbon offset market.

The Group has also been a leader in leveraging technology to increase client and consignee satisfaction, creating new tools – to give shippers and consignees more control and transparency over deliveries. These include Predict letting end-consignees know the exact timeslot in which their parcel will arrive and a network of more than 46,000 Pickup points across the world.

Winkelmann says that one of the key take-aways for the business over the COVID-19 crisis is that

“DPDgroup has proven that as well as possessing the resilience expected of an organization of its size, it is also extremely flexible and agile. This helped us keep the world in motion during the pandemic, quickly creating and adopting new practices and coping with increased volumes with standard efficiency. That flexibility and agility will be key to swiftly seizing the new opportunities that await us in the months to come.”

Skyrocketing growth
This innovation and commitment to sustainability have been accompanied by commercial success and expansion: the Group delivered 1.3 billion parcels in 2019, generating €7.8 billion revenue, a 6.7% increase on the previous year.

In 2019 DPDgroup pursued its external growth through several acquisitions predominantly in Europe. The Group acquired majority stakes in Lenton (China) and then BRT (Italy) in January 2020, extending its international reach still further. To continue with the consolidation of the Group, DPDgroup is paying attention to growth opportunities in Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

The Group is also developing into new markets, such as food and healthcare. It has already established itself in the food segment with Chronofresh (by Chronopost France) and SEUR Frío (Spain); and in healthcare with the acquisition of BioLogistic (by Chronopost France). These strategic industries are a good fit thanks to DPDgroup’s existing network and processes with a unique expertise in cold chain logistics.

The trends highlighted over recent months are set to continue into the future with further growth in e-commerce and a corresponding increase in demand for B2C delivery. DPDgroup’s network is ready to take advantage with new facilities planned for France, the Netherlands and the UK, as well as a recruitment programme for additional drivers.

Winkelmann notes:
“DPDgroup has worked to diversify its B2B expertise with B2C activity since 2008. This strategic move has proven a key asset to successfully managing the evolution of the market. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated our plans by 3 to 5 years.”

Boris Winkelmann was appointed Executive Vice President of GeoPost / DPDgroup on 1 February 2020 and Chairman of the Board / CEO on 25 June 2020. As such he is Executive Vice President of Groupe La Poste.

Prior to his nomination, Winkelmann became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DPD Germany in 2014. He has 25 years’ experience in the parcel and express industry, starting his career in 1994 at TNT Express Worldwide where he held different management positions before joining GeoPost in 1999. He coordinated the acquisition of a majority shareholding of DPD in Germany up until its completion in 2001, equally taking part in the international development of GeoPost.

Subsequently Winkelmann embraced entrepreneurship and co-founded LetMeShip, an online shipping service, CEP-Research, an information and market research service, and ITA Consulting, an M&A consultancy service.

Boris Winkelmann’s personal and professional careers have been both international and intercultural. The son of a Spanish mother and a German father, he grew up in Toulouse, France. After studying international business management at the European Business Programme in Bordeaux and Münster, he completed a Master of Finance at Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.

He speaks fluent French, Spanish, English and German.

Born in Hamburg in 1970, Boris Winkelmann is married and has two children.

About DPD group

DPDgroup is the largest international parcel delivery network in Europe.
DPDgroup combines innovative technology and local knowledge to provide a flexible and user-friendly service for both shippers and shoppers. With its industry leading Predict service, DPDgroup is setting a new standard for convenience by keeping customers closely in touch with their delivery.

With 77,000 delivery experts and a network of more than 46,000 Pickup points, DPDgroup delivers 5.3 million parcels each day – 1.3 billion parcels per year – through the brands DPD, Chronopost, SEUR and BRT.

DPDgroup is the parcel delivery network of GeoPost, which posted sales of €7.8 billion in 2019. GeoPost is a holding company owned by Le Groupe La Poste.