DHL has further expanded its European parcel network. The postal company is now able to offer its cross-border services for online customers in Ireland and Romania, while Croatia and Bulgaria will join the network in November.
Deutsche Post DHL Group announced the addition of the four countries today. Through partnerships with An Post, the state-owned postal service provider from Ireland, and Urgen Cargus, a private parcel service from Romania, two more countries are added to DHL’s European parcel network for cross-border ecommerce. By partnering with postal service Hrvatska Posta and Rapido, Croatia and Bulgaria will also join the list later this year.
By adding additional countries to its network, DHL wants to continue its development in the European ecommerce industry and offer customers an extensive infrastructure. The ultimate goal is to be present in all key European ecommerce markets by the end of 2018.
United Shipping States of Europe
“We believe in the European idea and we are aware that people in Europe are longing for community,” says Jürgen Gerdes, CEO Post – eCommerce – Parcel at Deutsche Post DHL Group. “The ‘United Shipping States of Europe’ are more than just a new logistics network. They contribute to creating a greater sense of community among European citizens.”
26 European countries
DHL’s European parcel network for cross-border ecommerce will now consist of 26 countries across the continent: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.