Swedish logistics group PostNord sees its growth continue, driven by e-commerce. In the final quarter of 2019, it delivered more than 50 million parcels. Compared to 2018, B2C volumes increased by 10% for the full year. The improvement in income over the full year was, above all, the result of efficiency improvements and favourable growth in prices. PostNord published its
English last-mile delivery servicer provider Royal Mail adds another 87 electric vehicles to its fleet in London. Alongside, it improves its new charging infrastructure to one of its largest London distribution hubs. The new vehicles that are added to the fleet include Mercedes-Benz eVito and Peugeot Partner vans. The vans have a loading capacity ranging from 3.7 to 6.3
In Denmark, PostNord and Swipbox start with the rollout of an extra 2,000 parcel lockers across the Scandinavian country. Over the next six months, the Nærboks lockers will be installed, after which Danish consumers can pick up their parcels whenever they want. Both companies decided to do the rollout after a successful pilot in Kolding and Sonderborg. Now, the whole Danish
Last-mile logistics provider DHL Group and Lidl have started a partnership to make shopping more convenient. As a part of this deal, about 500 DHL Packstations will be built at Lidl stores in Germany. According to both companies, the co-operation has an eye on the future and is proof that online and offline shopping does not have to be contradictory. With 500 DHL
Following a recent decision by H&M to limit free shipping, Zalando will now no longer ship ordered products for free as a standard. In Spain, Ireland and the United Kingdom, the company starts requesting fees for the delivery of small packages. One of the reasons that Zalando grew big in the past couple of years was their flexible return policy (free up to 100 days).