USPS Expands Global Express Mail In Europe
The improvements come as a result of expanded delivery of GEM -- from six to 14 countries -- by Royal Mail Group's Pan-European parcel delivery company, General Logistics Systems.
The eight additional countries joining the network are: Belgium, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City. Those countries join Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden, which are already covered by the agreement.
The USPS signed a deal with Royal Mail in 2001, whereby the USPS sends all Global Express Mail -- and Global Air Parcel Post packages in 23 Europe countries -- to Frankfurt, where Royal Mail takes delivery. GLS is then responsible for delivering the packages throughout Europe. The partnership lets the USPS use a single point of contact for Europe.