• THAILAND: THAI Cargo, Customs use e-customs

    THAI Cargo and Thai Customs Departmentsaid they have started usingthe e-customs system in the CustomsFree Zone at Suvarnabhumi Airportsince January 1. In a statement they said that Customsformality and service time hasbeen reduced from an average of threehours to...... Read More
  • FedEx upgrades India presence

    FedEx Corp last month upgradedIndia from a country within a regionto a full region in its own right, theEconomic Times reported. FedExpreviously had five regions, each withits own vice president. These regions were the US, Canada,EMEA (Europe, Middle East,...... Read More
  • SLFFA disturbed by new DMS standards

    The freight forwarding industry andshippers in Sri Lanka have expressedserious concerns about the attemptsby the Director of Merchant Shipping,(DMS) to regulate the industry usinglow standards and hastily drafted legislation. Freight forwarders in Sri Lanka,whose representative body, the SriLanka Freight...... Read More
  • China seeks Q-Post’s assistance

    China seeks Q-Post’s assistance The Chinese postal authorities havesought the co-operation of the Q-Postin developing a customer-friendly planwith which they felt could win visitorsduring the Olympic Games 2008 to beheld in Beijing, and the Asian Games(in 2010), Gulf Times...... Read More
  • Deutsche Post threatens price war in 2008

    Deutsche Post AG chief executiveKlaus Zumwinkel is prepared tomake drastic price cuts in the Germanmail market should it lose significantmarket share to rivals when its virtualmonopoly on letter delivery expires in2008, the Financial Times Deutschlandreported. "If I lose too...... Read More
  • Chinese ground handler looks to SE Asia for expansion

    Beijing Aviation Ground Services (BGS), the joint venture between Beijing-based Capital Airport Holding (CAH) and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), recently expanded its ground handling services in China. Now it is looking at new opportunities in Southeast Asia. Editor...... Read More
  • USPS to install new mail-sorting technology

    The US Postal Service is to install new mail sorting equipment that willimprove service whilst reducing costs.This technology successfully boostedpostal efficiencies in the processing,distribution, and delivery of letter mail.The new system will soon be applied tothe sorting of "flats"–...... Read More
  • E-commerce causes parcel surge for Emirates

    Parcel mail volumes are surging forEmirates due to a growth in onlinepurchases, according to a spokespersonfor the carrier, making up for a declinein letter mail volumes. "Post offices offer a better networkthan the integrators or other logisticsoperators as they...... Read More
  • Domodedovo International Airport

    Moscow’s Domodedovo InternationalAirport said 2006 cargo trafficreached 126,300 tonnes, a 6.8 percentyear-on-year increase. Cargo traffic volumein December 2006 amounted to11,900 tonnes, a 4.1 percent rise overDecember 2005.... Read More
  • Hongkong Post eyes mailing hub status

    Hongkong Post is planning tobecome a mailing hub for the mainlandin a move that could bring ithundreds of millions of dollars ayear, Postmaster General Tam Wingpongtold the Standard newspaper. Tam, who took over the position inJuly, said the growing...... Read More