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Cainiao commits US$47m to support Spring Festival holiday logistics


Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao Network has committed RMB300m (US$47m) in subsidies to incentivize 150,000 logistics employees and courier personnel in 300 Chinese cities ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival holiday. More than 50,000 Cainiao Post stations across 198 Chinese cities will remain open, ensuring that Chinese consumers will be able to receive their deliveries from Taobao [...]

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Six supply chain predictions for 2022


Last year saw many major challenges for logistics and supply chain professionals. With capacity constraints, e-commerce growth and driver shortages creating dilemmas for many, as well as the increased focus from the industry on the environment and machine learning, it was a year that was definitely not without its tests. While reflecting on some of [...]

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Amazon Logistics named best UK parcel delivery firm in MoneySavingExpert poll


Amazon Logistics has claimed top spot for the first time in MoneySavingExpert’s (MSE) annual parcel delivery poll. MSE asked users to rate their experience of each parcel delivery firm that they had used over the past 12 months with the option of rating each delivery firm as either great, okay or poor. The poll received [...]

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DHL rolls out Green Carrier Certification


Logistics and delivery specialist DHL has announced it is to roll out a Green Carrier Certification to identify UK sub-contractors that are already contributing to sustainable logistics and encourage those that are further behind to invest in green technologies. A carrier will be assessed on whether it has an environmental or sustainability strategy in place, [...]

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Seko Logistics launches e-commerce business unit


Logistics and supply chain management company Seko Logistics has launched an e-commerce business unit to grow its international cross-border shipping, global fulfillment, heavyweight last-mile, returns and re-commerce solutions into a multibillion dollar-plus business by 2025. Seko E-commerce offers clients four core solutions: international e-commerce shipping and delivery services; global e-commerce fulfillment; global parcel returns and [...]

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Geodis MyParcel expands into Canada


Logistics and supply chain company Geodis has expanded Geodis MyParcel – a direct-to-customer intercontinental delivery service from the USA to 27 European countries – to Canada. The MyParcel service was launched in 2020, with the goal of progressively expanding globally, as seen with the addition of the Canadian market. As a by-product of the Covid-19 [...]

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ANALYSIS: Mastering e-commerce returns


E-commerce is booming, and e-commerce returns are booming as well. UPS announced it expects to handle over 60 million returns during peak returns season – up 10% on the previous year. Making matters more interesting is that the peak returns season overlaps with peak delivery season! According to UPS research, 21% of US adults made [...]

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Instabox acquires Porterbuddy to reach the Norwegian last mile


Swedish automated parcel locker company Instabox has agreed to acquire the Norwegian last-mile delivery company Porterbuddy, to increase and improve its locker and home delivery services. Porterbuddy launched its same-day deliveries in Norway in 2017. The company credits its success to fast and flexible deliveries that offer the option to receive multiple deliveries from different [...]

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