Postal and Parcel Technology International Awards 2018 winners announced!

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The winners of this year’s Postal and Parcel Technology International Awards have been announced during an awards ceremony at POST-EXPO in Hamburg, Germany. The ceremony, held on October 10, revealed who triumphed in each of the seven award categories.

LibanPost won in the most prestigious category during the ceremony, the Service Provider of the Year Award. Speaking to Postal and Parcel Technology International, Khalil Daoud, chairman and managing director of LibanPost, said, “An award is always extremely heart-warming news for our team. Receiving the Service Provider of the Year Award from such a prestigious international body, Postal and Parcel Technology International, is recognition of all the effort undertaken to develop client service excellence since LibanPost’s inception in 1998. It is proof that we are heading in the right direction and motivates us to keep on striving in the future.”

Meanwhile, in the Supplier of the Year category, electric vehicle manufacturer StreetScooter came out on top. Prof. Dr Achim Kampker, CEO of StreetScooter, said, “For us, the award recognizes that our concept of electric mobility is the right path. We are very happy about this honor and feel confident that the award will help us to further advance the subject of StreetScooter internationally.”

Elsewhere, in the Delivery Innovation of the Year category Swiss Post triumphed with its drones in action for public health program, which sees drones transport medical goods between two hospitals in southern Switzerland. The drones have helped reduce transportation costs by 80%.

In the New Business Diversification of the Year category, Posti and Vaisala’s Street Data Service took the top spot. The service creates situational pictures of the road network and environment in Finland in connection with the mail delivery network. The aim of the program is to collect data on road conditions and weather to improve the efficiency of mail deliveries and to support smart traffic development projects in Finland.

In the Sorting Center of the Year category, Swiss Post and UnmannedLife triumphed. The two organizations teamed up in early 2018 to test a new autonomous sorting solution in a real-life environment. The solution uses AI software to perform sortation by utilizing fleets of autonomous mobile robots.

The awards also saw OneView and Australia Post win in the Digital Innovation of the Year category thanks to the development of a new digital store platform. The platform offers a complete omni channel solution across Australia Post’s different customer touchpoints.

And finally, in the Environmental Achievement of the Year category Deutsche Post DHL Group triumphed thanks to its TRAILAR solar transportation solution. The solution consists of a thin film solar mat fitted to vehicle roofs and connected to the vehicle’s battery or additional onboard batteries.

Speaking about the development, Thomas Baldry, SVP of international mail and international relations at Deutsche Post DHL, said, “Like many other postal and logistics companies we help to protect our planet by reducing the use of natural resources, decreasing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reducing noise pollution. It is our strong belief that together as an industry we can make a difference for our neighborhood and the planet.”

For full coverage of this year’s Postal and Parcel Technology International Awards, click here.

If you are interested in taking part in the 2019 awards program then please get in touch with awards coordinator, Helen Norman:, +44 1306 743744.

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Helen has worked for UKi Media & Events for nearly a decade. She joined the company as assistant editor on Passenger Terminal World and since progressed to become editor of five publications, covering everything from aviation, logistics and e-commerce to meteorology. She has a love for travel and property and has redeveloped three houses in three years. When she’s not editing magazines, she’s running around after her two boys and their partner in crime, Pete the pug.

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