EXCLUSIVE: Finalists unveiled for Parcel and Postal Technology International Awards 2022!

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The highly anticipated final shortlist for this year’s Parcel and Postal Technology International Awards has been unveiled!

Currently in their 14th year, the awards attracted a record of number nominations, reflecting the continued strength of the sector and its burgeoning capacity for innovation and diversification.

Nominations covered a plethora of cutting-edge developments including multi-modal delivery vehicles, mobile sorting robots, autonomous vehicle technology, long-distance drones, AI-driven packaging and loading systems, route optimization and planning software, and secure transportation technologies.

The awards have also attracted several nominations from organizations that have excelled in reducing the environmental footprint of delivery operations, from green vehicles and reusable packaging to carbon-neutral delivery options and AI-assisted space-saving techniques.

The full shortlist for the 2022 awards and this year’s judging panel, which is currently scoring the nominations, can be seen below.

The 2022 winners will be announced during a live awards ceremony at Parcel+Post Expo, which takes place October 18-20, 2022, in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information and to register for the event, visit: www.parcelandpostexpo.com/en/. Full coverage of the awards will also be included in the December 2022 issue of Parcel and Postal Technology International magazine.

The 2022 judging panel

Abdulla Mohammed Al Ashram, group CEO, Emirates Post Group
Bernhard Bukovc, chairman, Postal Innovation Platform
Cyril McGrane, director of international trade, An Post
Derek Osborn, business coach, Whatnext4U
Elmar Toime, director, E Toime Consulting
Eric Dietz, COO Europe, GeoPost/DPDgroup
Hazel King, editor, Parcel and Postal Technology International
Ian Kerr, founder, Postal Hub podcast
Joseph Gafa, CEO, MaltaPost
Julia Pavlenko, director of the international operations department, Ukrposhta
Luka Škacan, business improvement director, Croatian Post
Nikola Trubint, head, RATEL Postal Regulation Unit
Marek Różycki, managing partner, Last Mile Experts
Michel Defloor, vice president marketing, bpost
Patrick Keefe, executive director strategy and planning, Qatar Post
Paul Donohoe, manager, digital economy and trade program, UPU
Simona Tarabasanu, head of international mail department, Romanian Post
Wendy Eitan, coordinator of e-commerce, physical services integration and POC matters, UPU

The 2022 shortlist

Business Diversification of the Year
Kern – online marketplace
Correos Cash – cash withdrawals and deposits
Pos Malaysia – cash on delivery
Cainiao Network – launch of digital e-commerce logistics solution on Shoplazza
Norway Post – Glow, in-house-developed tracking management software as a service
Post Fiji – grocery store

Last-Mile Delivery Innovation of the Year
Adiona – FlexOps last-mile delivery platform
Sew-Eurodrive – innovative delivery robots
Quadient – Parcel Pending by Quadient
SortandGroup Solutions – AI-based planning tool
PostEurop – COG-LO Project
SwipBox – location generator tool

Transport Innovation of the Year
Correos – Correos Frío
PostNord – automated truck fill rate measurement tool using computer vision
Gaius – Rapide 3
An Post – hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) HGV project
Renault Trucks – E-Tech Master OptiModale vehicle
Dronamics – Black Swan cargo drone for global freight (long distance)

Environmental Achievement of the Year
An Post – hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) HGV project
Correos – Responsible Deliveries service
Cainiao Network – carbon-neutral bonded warehouse zone
Asendia – sustainability: 100% carbon-neutral international e-commerce shipping
Amazon UK – first UK micromobility hub for London deliveries
Canada Post – committing C$1bn to reach net zero by 2050, full fleet of 14,000 vehicles to be fully electric by 2040

Sorting and Fulfillment Technology of the Year
Prime Vision – Smart Store
VarioPick – robotic solution for robotic picking from Körber Supply Chain Logistics
Asendia UK – automated sorting and robotics for over-labeling parcels
DPD NL – Parcel Intelligence
Tompkins Robotics – xChange AMR
SwissSort – E-Sorter

Packaging Innovation of the Year
DPD/Vinted – reusable packaging
TubeSense – secure transport of biomedical samples and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals
Sparck Technologies – versatile print-on-box system for CVP Impack and Everest
DHL Supply Chain – launch of AI-based optimized packaging system
GXO Logistics – Small Order Automated Packing (SOAP)
Bpost/Hipli – parcel packaging that can be reused 100 times

Service Provider of the Year
Pos Malaysia
Cainiao Network
DHL Group

Supplier of the Year
Cleveron Mobility
Kodiak Robotics

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Dan originally joined Parcel and Postal Technology International in 2014 having spent the early years of his career in the recruitment industry. As online editor, he now produces daily content for the website and supports the editor with the publication of each exciting new issue. When he’s not reporting on the latest technological developments, Dan can be found on the golf course or apprehensively planning his next DIY project.

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