The appy trucker

Digital help is at hand for a fragmented and often inefficient industry. MENTION “logistics” and it may bring to mind shiny FedEx or UPS vans with their neatly uniformed drivers. However, the business of shifting cargo by road, especially larger loads, is far more fragmented and inefficient than the image of its best-known brands would…

Parcels to the nomadic

One new postal delivery firm delivers to a smart locker. Another doesn’t require the sender to know an address You don’t have to speak Estonian to understand the universal frustrations of picking up a parcel at a post office. Two new start-up postal services cater to the young and mobile, and promise to make the…

Private courier services to carry MRPs to expats

The government will for the first time send machine readable passports (MRPs) to all expatriate Bangladeshis staying in different countries through private courier services, instead of diplomatic bags, from July this year. The Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP) has already invited tenders for sending these passports to all Bangladesh missions abroad from Dhaka, according…