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  1. Finland’s Posti is planning to combine the delivery of letters, magazines and advertisements with the early-morning delivery of newspapers in four municipalities in Pirkanmaa and Satakunta.
  2. The UPS  Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.01 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares.
  3. Robert G. Taub, the Chairman of the US Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), has noted that today marks the 50th anniversary of the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 – which set the PRC on its mission to “ensure transparency and accountability” of the US Postal Service (USPS).
  4. The APC, the UK-based delivery network, is looking to hire over 100 new members of staff for its upcoming peak period as demand for delivery services continues to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. As New Zealand’s largest city is put back on lockdown after recording four new COVID-19 cases, NZ Post has announced that it will again “step into the role of essential service provider for Aucklanders and businesses selling their items online”.
  6. Geek+ has announced its first project in South America, as Walmart Chile is deploying Geek+ autonomous mobile robotic (AMR) solutions in its warehouses.
  7. DHL Supply Chain is making e-fulfilment for online shops more efficient with its IDEA ‘plug and play’ software solution which uses algorithmic analysis and data science to optimise picking routes and warehouse staff allocation
  8. Private equity investor Advent International has reached an agreement with the Otto Group to take a 25% shareholding in Hermes Germany and 75% in Hermes UK.
  9. Co-op and Deliveroo have announced a ‘major milestone’ in their delivery partnership as Deliveroo customers can now order items from 400 Co-op stores across the UK.
  10. Abuluoha – China’s last administrative village to get road access – has received its first online order, courtesy of JD Logistics.
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