DHL and Russian Post to improve Germany-Russia cross-border delivery channels

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Left to right: Dmitry Strashnov, Russian Post, and Frank Appel, Deutsche Post DHL

Deutsche Post DHL Group and national postal operator Russian Post have reached an agreement that will lead to more reliable delivery times for international parcel shipments between Germany and Russia.

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. The move is in response to rising parcel volumes resulting from the boom in international e-commerce.

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.

Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, said, “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. 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.”

Dmitry Strashnov, general director of Russian Post, said, “The cooperation between 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.”

November 15, 2016

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