DHL, Russian Post expand cooperation for international parcel shipments
Deutsche Post DHL Group and Russian Post, the state-owned postal service of the Russian Federation, are expanding their cooperation in the area of international parcel shipments between Germany and Russia.
Both CEOs, Frank Appel and Dmitry Strashnov, came to this agreement today in Bonn.
In doing so, both companies are responding to the rising parcel volumes resulting from the boom in international e-commerce.
From now on, DHL parcels that are destined for Russia will be handed over in Berlin to Russian Post, which will then transport them to Russia and deliver them to the recipients.
While shipments are simplified for Deutsche Post DHL through this agreement, Russian Post can better utilize its network with the growing volumes from Germany.
"Through the expansion of our cooperation with Russian Post, our customers will benefit from even better quality and greater reliability with regard to delivery times," says Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group.
"We are thereby meeting the key requirements of the international mail-order business and further enhancing our position as market leader in the high-growth e-commerce segment."
The General Director of FSUE Russian Post Dmitry Strashnov pointed out that the development of the E-Commerce market demands new logistic solutions.
"The cooperation between the Russian Post and Deutsche Post DHL brings the logistics of cross-border trade in Europe to a new level. It reduces the delivery time and the quality of the service for the end consumer", added Mr. Strashnov.
In addition to the cooperation on parcel deliveries, the companies are also planning to collaborate on the international shipment of letters and mailed advertising material.
Source: Company Press Release