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Deutsche Post banks on emerging markets, e-commerce

FRANKFURT, April 2 (Reuters) – Deutsche Post, the world’s biggest postal and logistics group, is betting on emerging markets and an e-commerce boom to boost profits through 2020, it said on Wednesday in unveiling its new medium-term financial targets.

The company, which grew into a global logistics conglomerate after going public in 2000, forecast its operating profit would increase by an average of more than 8 percent through 2020, driven by its the DHL logistics businesses.

Last year it made an operating profit of 2.86 billion euros ($3.95 billion).

Read more: UPDATE 1-Deutsche Post banks on emerging markets, e-commerce | Reuters.

Postal and Home Freight Delivery Group Having a Bad Month

This Time Labour Problems at Home for DHL While ex-Boss Disgraces Himself

GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – As with our previous City Link story, this is not a good month for Deutsche Post DHL which, having endured years of criticism over its employment practices outside the Mother country, it now appears the DHL home delivery side of the business has been threatened this week with strike action by the Ver.di union which has over 1,500 members working at the company.

The news also comes at a time when a former boss, and close confidant of the Deutsche Post ex-Chairman and CEO (who himself was convicted on tax fraud charges in 2009), has admitted blackmailing a politician.

Read more: Postal and Home Freight Delivery Group Having a Bad Month – Latest industry shipping news from the Handy Shipping Guide.

Deutsche Post to launch online groceries service

ermans may no longer have to lug home their groceries because the national postal service will deliver everything in time for supper. Deutsche Post has announced nationwide services for 2015.

A nationwide groceries delivery service are set to be launched by 2015 after pilot services in the town of Cologne had met with growing demand, Germany’s national postal service Deutsche Post announced on Wednesday.

The online groceries service would be launched in all major cities in Germany with the company’s package delivery unit DHL responsible for the deliveries, DHL Chief Executive Andrej Busch told Wednesday’s edition of the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.

via Deutsche Post to launch online groceries service | Business News | DW.DE | 17.07.2013.

Postal strikes averted in Germany, but not in the UK

Deutsche Post agreed a new labour deal with the united services union Ver.di today, which will avoid further strike action in the German mail network.

However, further strike action looks set to hit the UK’s post office network on Monday (29th April) with the Communication Workers Union continuing to protest changes to Post Office Ltd’s network of branches.

Read more: Postal strikes averted in Germany, but not in the UK | Post & Parcel.

Underpaid postage “costs EU postal operators a billion a year”

The issue of under-paid postage is costing European postal operators a combined $1bn a year, according to research from UK software firm Pinesoft.

The London-based company said it talked to the 27 national postal operators around the European Union, on the condition that no individual names were revealed.

Figures provided showed that the impact of fraud, undercharged and unpaid mail on postal operator revenues added up to a billion US dollars.

Read more: Underpaid postage “costs EU postal operators a billion a year” | Post & Parcel.

German postal workers win 5.7 percent raise over 2 years in deal following string of walkouts

BERLIN — German postal workers have won a 5.7 pay raise over two years in a deal that follows a string of short walkouts. It’s one of several current disputes in which unions sought hefty increases.

The ver.di union and mail company Deutsche Post AG reached the deal for some 132,000 workers Friday.

They will get a 3.1 percent increase on Aug. 1, followed by another 2.6 percent in October 2014. The deal runs through May 2015.

Read more: German postal workers win 5.7 percent raise over 2 years in deal following string of walkouts – The Washington Post.

DHL proves that quick document delivery can be green with new carbon neutral feature

  • Carbon neutral GoGreen shipping for documents available for account customers in 110 countries
  • Carbon emissions on individual shipments to be offset through investment in climate protection projects

DHL Express has introduced the GoGreen carbon neutral feature to its DHL Express Envelope shipping option, allowing customers to further reduce the environmental impact of their shipping activities. DHL Express Envelope ensures the door-to-door delivery of urgent non-dutiable shipments weighing up to 300 grams by the end of the next possible business day, in recyclable, environmentally friendly packaging. It is the optimal delivery choice for account customers shipping lightweight documents internationally. Read the rest of this entry »

International unions accuse Germany’s DHL of labor violations

BERLIN — Two international unions say they’ve filed a complaint with the German government alleging that Deutsche Post’s DHL division has attempted to stifle organized labor movements.

UNI Global Union, representing 2.5 million postal and logistics workers worldwide, and the International Transport Workers’ Federation allege DHL fired a group of workers in Turkey who were trying to organize into a union, and has also attempted to limit unions in other countries.

Read more: International unions accuse Germany’s DHL of labor violations – The Washington Post.

Deutsche Post DHL holds Global Volunteer Day

Deutsche Post DHL is encouraging its employees, customers and business partners to take part in the company’s Global Volunteer Day for the second year in a row. This year’s program is scheduled for September 6 to 16. But employees can continue to volunteer beyond this 10-day period, providing assistance to the elderly, helping the disadvantaged and cleaning up the environment, among other areas. Last year, the first year that the Global Volunteer Day was held employees in 130 countries and territories worked on approximately 600 projects.

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German postal service issue circumcision stamp amid heated debate

The German postal service is set to issue a stamp reminding Germans that 2,000 years ago Jesus underwent circumcision as an eight-day-old baby, a ritual religious practice that a German court has controversially banned in part of the country.

The stamp, marking the 200th anniversary of the German Bible Society on 11 September, shows a page from the New Testament that includes a description of Jesus being circumcised.

The Bible Society says the stamp’s design was finalised well before the heated debate over circumcision began, but it does not intend to delay the date of issue.

Read more: German postal service issue circumcision stamp amid heated debate – Europe – World – The Independent.