E-commerce causes parcel surge for Emirates

Post offices are also being more systematicin planning for mail shipmentsthan in the past, says Harikumar, withmany securing space in advance ratherthan delivering mail at the last minutewithout booking. And they are becoming increasinglykeen to track their mail shipmentsin transit, with initiatives such as theCARDIT/RESDIT messages beingimplemented by the Universal PostalUnion, allowing carriers to track […]


Post offices are also being more systematicin planning for mail shipmentsthan in the past, says Harikumar, withmany securing space in advance ratherthan delivering mail at the last minutewithout booking.

And they are becoming increasinglykeen to track their mail shipmentsin transit, with initiatives such as theCARDIT/RESDIT messages beingimplemented by the Universal PostalUnion, allowing carriers to track andtrace mail bags. SkyChain, Emirates’new cargo system is already capable ofreceiving these messages, and is testingout the new process with individualpostal authorities.

As the carrier starts its move intothe new MegaTerminal in Dubai, mailis set to get enhanced handling facilities.However Harikumar says that theexact details of these have yet to beformalised, and will not be determinedtill later in the year.

– Peter Conway