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1 POSTAL NEWS No 64-2022

Formulated by UNI Apro Post and Logistics Sector

1.Posti is once again a finalist in the international World Sustainability Awards 2022. August 12, 2022.

2.Test operations begin at expanded Austrian Parcel Logistics Centre. August 11, 2022.

 3.Why are postal workers striking in such large numbers? August 10, 2022.

 4.FedEx office pilots ford e-transit vans for FedEx SameDay® City Service. August 09, 2022.

 5.Postal enterprises courier success messages to NCEE examinees. August 08, 2022

1.Posti is once again a finalist in the international World Sustainability Awards 2022

August 12, 2022 Posti has again been selected as a finalist in the global World Sustainability Awards 2022. Posti is a finalist in the Profit with Purpose category with seven other companies. The category "recognizes companies that have put sustainable growth at the heart of how they do business." In 2021, Posti updated its strategy and, as part of this work, its purpose: "Responsibly delivering what matters to you - on your terms." "Logistics is one of the most polluting industries and the only one where emissions are increasing, not decreasing. At the same time, functioning logistics is a necessity for people's lives. That's why we have to be able to break the connection between the growth of logistics demand and the growth of emissions and deliver things without emissions", says Posti's Sustainability Director Noomi Jägerhorn. "Sustainability is at the core of Posti's strategy, values , and purpose. To deliver things sustainably in the future, we must operate without producing emissions and make sure that people are feeling well." Last year, Posti was selected as a finalist and awarded as the winner in the emissions reduction category. The worldwide competition, which is respected in its field, is organized annually. This year, the panel awards companies in 11 categories for various sustainability measures such as emission reductions, circular economy, and diversity.

 Source : https://www.posti.com/en/media/uutiset/2022/posti-is-once-again-a-finalist-in-theinternational-world-sustainability-awards-2022/

2.Test operations begin at expanded Austrian Parcel Logistics Centre August 11, 2022

Austrian Post has announced that the new parcel sorting machines at the expanded Allhaming logistics are set to begin test operations.

The expansion programme began in April last year, and the plan is to have the new equipment operating at full capacity in time for the winter peak season. Peter Umundum, Managing Director for Parcel & Logistics, Austrian Post, commented: “With a sorting capacity of up to 30,500 parcels per hour, the parcel logistics centre in Allhaming is the most powerful location in Austrian Post’s network. We need this service in order to be able to continue to process import and export volumes to and from Germany and other countries quickly in addition to domestic parcels, even with high volumes.” In addition to the expansion of the parcel distribution, a new delivery base and an office building were also built. Currently, finalisation work is still taking place in the outdoor area, including the preparation of the green areas, the creation of a biotope as well as the installation of nesting boxes and the settlement of wild bees. The roof of the new building is currently being greened and will also receive a photovoltaic system with an output of around 500 kilowatts peak (kWp). The commissioning of the expansion is planned for October 2022.

 Source : https://postandparcel.info/149511/news/test-operations-begin-at-expanded-austrianparcel-logistics-centre/ 

4.FedEx office pilots ford e-transit vans for FedEx SameDay® City Service

which offers door-to-door delivery of time-sensitive parcels within hours with realtime notifications

Nine pilot markets selected to test Ford E-Transits in various road and weather conditions PLANO, Texas, August 9, 2022 – FedEx Office, a world-class provider of convenient, state-of-the-art printing, packing and shipping services and subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), in collaboration with Ford Pro, today announced it is piloting ten Ford E-Transit vans across its FedEx SameDay City network as part of the goal to transition its entire pickup and delivery fleet to zero tailpipe emission vehicles by 2040 in alignment with the overall fleet electrification goal for FedEx. FedEx SameDay City is the company’s local shipping option, 

The vehicles are being tested in nine markets coast-to-coast to assess performance in different road and weather conditions: Chandler, Ariz., Newark, Calif., Boca Raton, Fla., Clearwater, Fla., Plantation, Fla., Chicago, Ill., Madison Heights, Mich., Allen, Texas and Frisco, Texas. The Ford E-Transit has a targeted range of 126 miles on a single charge, making it an ideal vehicle for local courier delivery. FedEx Office has installed charging stations dedicated to these vehicles at each van’s home location and will supplement with remote charging stations in each market as needed to meet charging needs along courier routes. “The EV market for commercial vehicles now has more options than ever before, enabling FedEx Office to explore different sustainable vehicle technologies to incorporate into our fleet as FedEx works to electrify its entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet by 2040,” said Brian Philips, president and CEO of FedEx Office. “FedEx SameDay City is a perfect use-case for testing the capabilities of the Ford E-Transit. With the vehicle’s range and the availability ofcharging infrastructure, we are excited to see how this vehicle performs in our operation and helps us understand the path forward to scale an electrification strategy for FedEx Office.” FedEx has set an ambitious goal to achieve global carbon neutral operations by 2040. This goal includes transforming the entire FedEx parcel pickup and delivery fleet to all-electric, zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by 2040. As part of this transition, FedEx Office is first to test the Ford E-Transit for FedEx and it help FedEx Office better understand how to transition to electric transportation operations. “We are thrilled FedEx Office selected E-Transit as the test battery electric vehicle for FedEx SameDay City,” said Tim Baughman, general manager Ford Pro North America. “Ford Pro’s advancements in technology and work-ready electric products will help companies like FedEx improve productivity, lower ownership cost and accelerate a carbon emissions free future.” In addition to the Ford E-Transit, RoxoTM, the FedEx SameDay Bot®, is being designed for same-day, last-mile delivery. As e-commerce volumes continue to rise, Roxo could help transform the future of shipping and logistics by making widespread same-day, last-mile delivery a reality while providing a safer, more sustainable solution with reduced street traffic and emissions. By reducing emissions and waste, replacing older technologies and vehicles, and revolutionizing facilities and packaging, FedEx Office is taking significant action to advance its environmental stewardship. In fiscal year 2021 (June 2020-May 2021) these initiatives resulted in: • Sustainable Paper Purchases: 99.8% of all paper purchased by FedEx Office were sourced from third-party certified sustainable forest programs. • Recycling Programs: 9.4M pounds of paper, 15K pounds of print consumables, 10.6K pounds of styrene and in a new program in fiscal year 2022 about 38k toner cartridges recycled. • Conserving Energy: The Energy Management System and LED lighting used at FedEx Offices saved 52.2M kWH of electricity and 37K metric tons of CO2 (equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions of 8,000 cars). FedEx Office recently introduced the Ford E-Transit to team members across participating markets through a canned food drive for local food banks and women’s shelters. This food drive resulted in participation from team members in 60 FedEx Office stores and the corporate headquarters resulting in a donation of hundreds of reusable tote bags filled with items. For more on sustainability at FedEx, please visit fedex.com/sustainability

Source: https://newsroom.fedex.com/newsroom/united-states/fedex-office-pilots-ford-etransit-vans-for-fedex-sameday-city-service

5.Postal enterprises courier success messages to NCEE examinees August 08, 2022

 On July 7, the first admission letter of the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) for 2022 in Beijing was sent out by Beijing Language and Culture University, and Beijing Postal Branch wasted no time couriering it to the recipient Tian Dongsen, a student in Beijing No. 80 High School. This marks the official launch of college enrollment in Beijing, it also means that Beijing Postal Branch kicks off the delivery of admission letters. After that, more and more admission letters will be sent to the examinees by EMS through postal network, bringing joy of success to thousands of families at the same time.+ To facilitate the delivery of this year’s admission letters, postal enterprises have formulated detailed work plans in advance and opened green passages in all links. They handle admission letters separately and with priority throughout the whole process. In the make-up procedure, they apply special envelopes, dedicated neck labels and other special marks, and have video surveillance monitor the whole procedure. Moreover, postal enterprises treat all the admission letters as mail with special security requirements, and provide proactive customer service to track the mail status in real time and give timely feedback to colleges, so as to ensure the security and timeliness of the mail.

Source : http://english.chinapost.com.cn/ht ml1/report/22071/1276-1.html







POSTAL NEWS No 63-2022

Formulated by UNI Apro Post and Logistics Sector

1.USPS proposes peak season temporary rate adjustments. August 12, 2022.

 2.DHL Parcel UK receives great place to work certification August 11, 2022.

 3.Royal Mail strike – mobilising our Divisions across the UK. August 10, 2022.

 4.Swiss Post plans to acquire a majority shareholding in Axsana. August 09, 2022.

 5.PostNL reports normalised EBIT of €10 million for Q2 2022. August 08, 2022.

1.USPS proposes peak season temporary rate adjustments August 12, 2022

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) regarding a temporary price adjustment for key package products for the 2022 peak holiday season.