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To surf the booming E-commerce wave, LibanPost chose to transform its traditional way of doing business. The company adapted both its physical infrastructures (distribution centres, letter carriers, etc.) and its digital processes. On the order processing end, similar to other countries, the flow of incoming parcels from China has grown by 150% over the past four years.
Parcel lockers are gaining increasing popularity with customers, but they can also help protect the environment and promote sustainability across the international postal network. Two months ago, Croatian Post opened a new distribution channel and installed 70 out of 300 parcel lockers planned for the end of next year.
It has been an honour to lead the Universal Postal Union (UPU) through some of the most tumultuous years of the UN specialized agency’s history. I am particularly pleased that my last Universal Postal Congress as the UPU Director General is in Africa and celebrates the region’s advances in postal development.
For the planet and the economy: Electric postal fleets in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatian Post Mostar's postal vehicle fleet has been expanded with ten new electric mopeds helping postal workers to deliver mail in seven cities across Bosnia and Herzegovina. The electric mopeds, which have an embedded lithium-ion battery of 35 Ah, are part of the green fleet that Croatian Post Mostar is currently building. In the future, this fleet will be enhanced with new electric vehicles.