Last Mile Brief 11/01/2023: InPost achieves record high parcel volumes
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Today's edition covers record results for Europe's largest parcel locker operator, increasing electrification efforts from European last mile players, as well as Alibaba's major investment plans in Turkey.
Today’s headline story: Poland’s InPost achieves record high volumes
Polish parcel locker giant InPost has reported a record year in terms of parcel volumes. The group delivered 744.9m parcels in 2022 – a 44% increase year-on-year.
InPost says that in Poland, the company’s key market, parcel volumes amounted to 508.4m (+20% year-on-year), while deliveries in international markets exceeded 236.5m parcels (+153% year-on-year), 213.1m of which were delivered by InPost’s recent acquisition Mondial Relay (+151% year-on-year).
In Q4 2022 alone, InPost says it delivered 222m parcels, which translated into 23% growth, including 149.4 million in Poland (+18% year-on-year) and 72.6 million in international markets (+35% year-on-year).
InPost had 27,939 parcel lockers at the end of 2022, out of which 19,306 were placed in Poland (+17% year-on-year) and 8,633 in international markets (+120% year-on-year).
Europe round up
- Amazon hikes free same-day delivery minimum order amount by 50%.
- Amazon to close three UK warehouses.
- Crisp doubles losses.
- Posti deploys delivery EVs accross Finland.
- XPO Logistics orders 100 EV trucks for French fleet.
- bpost expands emission-free deliveries in Belgium.
- An Post safely delivered 90,000 parcels and letters to Ukraine this year.
- Alibaba to invest more than $1bn in Turkey.
North America round up
- UPS projects handling up to 70m in returns from peak holiday season.
- Boxed sees potential in consumer grocery delivery.
News from the rest of the world
- HelloFresh shuts down Japanese operations.
- Amazon Air to use local carrier Quikjet to aid freighter services in India.
- AirAsia stops food delivery service in Singapore.
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