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  • 01 Feb 2007

    How a liberalised mail market works

    What does a liberalised mail marketlook like? What might an Asian countryexpect if it allowed competitors to itsnational post office? For an answer, one might look at theUK, which is one of the most liberalisedmarkets in the European Unionat...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    DHL Global Mail expands its toehold in Asia

    While ‘front door’ access to theAsian mail markets is still barred bya lack of liberalisation, DHL GlobalMail is increasingly exploring backdoor routes, through joint venturesand other initiatives in the direct mailarena, according to its chairman, KlausKnappik. An example is...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    China Postal Airlines starts flights to Osaka

    China Postal Airlines has launcheddirect mail and cargo flights betweenShanghai and Osaka in Japan, shorteningdelivery times between the twocities by at least 12 hours, Xinhua newsagency reported. The China Post subsidiary uses aB737-300 for the new service, whichtakes about...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Bulk mail customers turn to Aramex

    Express, forwarding and logisticsgiant Aramex is capturing some bulkmail traffic in the Middle East, but hasyet to see direct marketing and otherbulk mailing – the only kind of mailthat is still growing for European andUS post offices – take...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Champ Cargosystems launches eXpressWEB

    CHAMP Cargosystems has launcheda new Internet service directed towardsimplifying and speeding up the bookingprocess of express shipments. Working with specific requirementssubmitted by COPA Courier,eXpressWEB was designed anddeveloped to make the express shipmentbooking task as simple as fillingout just one...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    500 rural post offices may close

    More than 10 percent of about4,400 privately run post offices undercontract with Japan Post mayclose, according to a survey by thepublic corporation. Of about 24,600post offices nation-wide, some 4,400are run privately mainly in ruralareas, commissioned by Japan Post. The...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    TNT starts direct marketing venture in China

    In contrast to Europe, where TNTis already seeing rapid growth as ittakes advantage of European Unionledliberalisation in mail markets, opportunitiesin Asia for its mail divisonremain limited. Though TNT’s express parcels networkin the region is expanding rapidly,and though it has...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Emirates Post signs postal deals

    Emirates Post has signed two separateagreements with Yemen and Egypt.Abdulla Al Daboos, director general ofEmirates Post, signed memorandumsof understanding (MoU) with MohammedAli Morgham, director generalof Post Authority of Yemen, and AlaaFahmi, chairman of Egyptian NationalPost Authority. Under the agreement...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    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
  • 01 Feb 2007

    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