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Pan-GCC postal service planned

Company to facilitate package delivery among the different postal systems of the six member states.

A pan-GCC mail transportation company is likely to be set up to carry postal mail and courier parcels across the region, the UAE’s postal services company said.

The company, which was first proposed at a meeting of GCC postal officials last May, would facilitate package delivery among the different postal systems of the six GCC member states.

“GCC postal managements drew closer to establishing a pan-GCC mail transportation company following a second meeting of a special committee of representatives from GCC postal administrations,” a statement by Emirates Post said on Monday, quoted Gulf News.

The committee agreed on the framework and the financial and operational model for the proposed company at a workshop hosted by Emirates Post in Dubai on Monday, the statement added.

“The meeting helped tie loose ends and move ahead for implementing the ambitious new project that will streamline and speed up mail transportation within the region, as per the decision of GCC postal administrations,” said Abdullah Al Daboos, director-general of Emirates Post.

During the workshop, Business consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton also briefed delegates about the findings of a relevant study of the GCC market and the strategic options available to operating a postal logistics company across the region.

Another meeting of the GCC postal officials about the new company is scheduled to take place in November.

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