Full PPTI Awards shortlist and judging panel announced

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The final shortlist for the Parcel and Postal Technology International Awards 2021 has been unveiled!

Now in their 13th year, the awards attracted more nominations than ever before in what is shaping up to be the one of the busiest and most challenging years in the sector’s history.

Nominations have covered everything from reusable packaging and smart letterboxes to parcel robots, digital locks, gamification apps, accident prevention systems, cryptocurrency exchange services and digital postage labels.

The awards have also attracted several nominations from organizations that have gone above and beyond their remit to serve and support local communities during a time of overlapping crises.

The full shortlist for the 2021 awards and this year’s judging panel, which is currently scoring the nominations, can be seen below.

The results of the awards will be exclusively announced during the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, October 12 at Parcel+Post Expo in Vienna, Austria. For more information on Parcel+Post Expo including details on how to attend, visit: https://www.parcelandpostexpo.com/en/

The 2021 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
  • Elena Fernández Rodríguez, international affairs and sustainability director, Correos
  • Elmar Toime, director, E Toime Consulting
  • Hamad Al Fahida, COO, Qatar Post
  • Hazel King, editor, Parcel and Postal Technology International
  • Ian Kerr, founder, Postal Hub podcast
  • Joseph Gafa, CEO, MaltaPost
  • Khalil Daoud, chairman and managing director, Liban Post
  • Luka Škacan, business improvement director, Croatian Post
  • Marek Różycki, managing partner, Last Mile Experts
  • Mark Harrison, head of markets, IPC
  • Michel Defloor, vice-president marketing, bpost
  • Paul Donohoe, manager, digital economy and trade program, UPU
  • Simona Tarabasanu, head of international mail department, Romanian Post

The 2021 shortlist


  • bpost
  • Scoobic Urban Mobility
  • xpack green logistics – a brand of TyrePack
  • DPD UK – Vision 25, Green Cities initiative
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group – carbon reduction strategy
  • FedEx Express, France – eco-conscious Colomiers facility

Final mile:

  • bpost – local pick-up service
  • Parcel Pending by Quadient (formerly Neopost) – Campus Hub
  • Cleveron 405 parcel robot made for PUDO
  • Postlogi – digital lock and software for home deliveries
  • Nundi – low-cost delivery network for Ivory Coast
  • SingPost – PostPal smart letterboxes

Last-mile delivery:

  • Rakuten Super Logistics – Xparcel Expedited
  • Applicat (Israel) – Right First-Time Delivery Platform (SaaS)
  • DPD NL – DPDrivR
  • Paztir (Netherlands) – Paztir maintenance management for delivery bicycles
  • Ride Vision
  • Citkar – Loadster cargo bike

New business:

  • Croatian Post – cryptocurrency exchange in post offices
  • Lleida.net – Lleidanet digital postal services
  • Whistl – Posthub brand (advertising mail)
  • Royal Mail – parcel pickup
  • DHL Supply Chain UK – Supplier Direct Fulfillment service
  • An Post – banking service deal with Bank of Ireland

Retail/customer service:

  • Croatian Post – postal banking for businesses
  • Iagona – self-service postal kiosk
  • LibanPost – 2020-2021: LibanPost’s heroes stand tall in the face of compounded crises
  • Swiss Post – SmartButton home post office
  • CaseMail – blockchain e-postage labels
  • Stamp Free Limited – Stamp Free Digital Postage Solution

Service provider:

  • Croatian Post
  • LibanPost
  • Australia Post
  • Royal Mail
  • JD Logistics
  • DHL

Sorting and fulfillment:

  • Beumer Group – new data analytics dashboards
  • Prime Vision – Customs Vision
  • Photoneo – automated sorting
  • SEW-Eurodrive – process modules for networking logistics
  • XPROMA – Data Capturing Desk and Data Capturing Conveyor
  • SICK – automated packaging process with print and apply (PandA)


  • Lleida.net – Lleidanet digital postal services
  • Doddle – PUDO and returns
  • Hurricane Commerce – Royal Mail partnership
  • AiDock’s Bailey & Cody (software to handle customs documents)
  • Prime Vision
  • Cleveron – development of the Cleveron 701 semi-autonomous vehicle


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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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