DHL has added Ireland and Romania to the network of European countries in which it operates and will add Croatia and Bulgaria in November. It means that DHL Parcel Europe will then operate in 26 countries with plans for complete European coverage by the end of next year.
The debut into Ireland follows a partnership with Ireland’s state-owned provider of postal services An Post whilst in Romania the company has partnered with the private Romanian parcel service Urgent Cargus.
In November, DHL will partner with Croatian postal service Hrvatska Posta and with Bulgarian parcel service Rapido.
“We believe in the European idea and we are aware that people in Europe are longing for community,” said Jürgen Gerdes, CEO Post – eCommerce – parcel at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
Today, around six billion e-commerce parcels are shipped within Europe per year, with Germany, France and the UK being the largest e-commerce markets.
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