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  1.  The CNMC has agreed to open a case to determine if Amazon Spain Fulfilment satisfies the requirements to be considered a postal operator.
  2. Stamps.com, a provider of postage online and shipping software, has announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.
  3. Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield University has noted the importance of collaboration and transparency during the Covid-19 outbreak.
  4. Amazon warehouse have been hit by more than 600 serious injuries or near misses in the past three years, a GMB investigation has found.
  5. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on an e-fulfilment centre for e-services, e-commerce, e-governance and e-agriculture, reports Vanguard.
  6. Research conducted by YouGov for parcel locker provider InPost, has revealed that almost a fifth (17%) say they  never needed an item quickly, suggesting the logistics industry’s pursuit of speed may be pre-emptive rather than driven by consumer demand.
  7. Parcel service Smartmile, Konecranes Agilon and K Group, one of the largest retail chains in Finland have launched the first robotic parcel machines which combine storage at room and refrigerator temperatures.
  8.  Glovo, the Barcelona-based on-demand delivery start-up has entered a partnership with Pernod Ricard, global wine & spirits producer, to further develop its drinks category. The deal will cover all of Glovo’s 22 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America. 
  9. An Post have announced that as of today the price of a standard domestic stamp will increase from €1 to €1.10 and a standard international stamp from €1.70 to €1.80. 
  10. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Post Corporation (IPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce cooperation between the two organisations.

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