Business news from Ukraine

NOVA POSHTA LAUNCHES MEDICINES DELIVERY SERVICE THROUGHOUT UKRAINE

Nova Poshta group of companies is launching the medicines delivery service throughout Ukraine, the company’s press service said on Tuesday, March 24.
“With the introduction of quarantine and transport restrictions, the government strongly encourages Ukrainians to stay at home. We have already launched a test delivery of food products in Dnipropetrovsk region and support the government’s decision, which allows us to provide the convenient medicines delivery service,” the press service of Nova Poshta said, citing CEO Oleksandr Bulba.
According to the statement, medicines will be delivered to Nova Poshta offices, pick-up and drop-off points or by couriers throughout Ukraine.
To date, the company begins selling medicines together with Liki 24 Internet portal. In the future, the company plans to connect other partners who sell medicines.
Nova Poshta said that this refers to the delivery of medicines and related products and does not apply to narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, heavy and toxic medicines, the storage of which is prohibited in Ukraine.

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NOVA POSHTA DELIVERY CANCELS MAIL STORAGE FEE UNTIL END OF QUARANTINE

The Nova Poshta group of companies has canceled the mail storage fee for clients from March 18, 2020 until the end of the quarantine on April 3, according to a statement on its website. “Nova Poshta will store clients’ packages free of charge until the end of the quarantine. We understand that in the current situation our clients may be unable to collect their mail timely,” the company said.
Nova Poshta continues to work and provide services in full.
“The entire chain of our delivery services works – offices, terminals, couriers, automated parcel lockers. Cargo transportation is carried out without restrictions. In addition, international delivery service operates in an ordinary course,” the company said.
All offices of Nova Poshta are supplied with disinfectors, protective masks and gloves. All surfaces in offices are regularly cleaned with disinfectants.
“We control the distance in queues and prevent gathering of crowds of people. Our employees undergo primary examination and are not admitted to work if they feel worse,” Nova Poshta said.
As reported, Nova Poshta temporarily closed offices in shopping and entertainment centers in several cities due to quarantine measures and continues to work in a normal mode.

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NOVA POSHTA INTERNATIONAL HAS NO PLAN TO SUSPEND DELIVERY TO/FROM CHINA

Nova Poshta International (part of the Nova Poshta group of companies) does not plan to suspend delivery of items to/from China, the company’s press service has told Interfax-Ukraine.
“As regards parcels from China, they are delivered as usual. For this, when ordering from Aliexpress, customers need to specify the Aliexpress Standard Shipping delivery service and select the nearest Nova Poshta office from the list of available ones,” the company noted.
At the same time, according to Nova Poshta, the delivery of shipments from Ukraine to China may be delayed due to the fault of the Chinese side.
“For our part, we continue to deliver parcels from Ukraine to China, but local delivery within China itself may occur with delays. This is due to restrictions in the work of Chinese companies in connection with coronavirus. We warn our customers about possible delays in sending parcels,” the company said.
Nova Poshta also emphasized that the number of parcels from China is usually reduced in January-February, due to the celebration of New Year holidays in this country, during which business activity in the country decreases.
“It is also known that due to the situation with the coronavirus, some suppliers ship goods with delays. Therefore, it is still difficult to analyze how coronavirus affected the volume of parcels from China,” Nova Poshta said.

BILA TSERKVA INDUSTRIAL PARK WILL BUILD LOGISTIC DEPOT FOR NOVA POSHTA

The Bila Tserkva Industrial Park (a project of the UFuture) begins the construction of a new logistic automated depot for courier delivery of goods to the company Nova Poshta in Bila Tserkva. According to the project — the total area of the premises will be more than 3900 square meters, and the cost of the object will exceed $5 million.
“I`m proud that Nova Poshta, known to every Ukrainian, has chosen our Bila Tserkva Industrial Park for scaling. In fact, today industrial parks are not only a profitable location for creating innovative production, but also an investment nanny for a domestic producer and investor. We help with the connection to communications, provide all the necessary infrastructure. I`m sure that the case of this national giant will be the impetus for the further development of the format of industrial parks in Ukraine as a whole,” Vasyl Khmelnytsky, founder of UFuture, said.
The investment project provides for the creation of an innovative terminal, which will include a customer service department, office and social facilities, and attached infrastructure. The two-story building of the logistic depot will have autonomous heating, a centralized ventilation system and air conditioning. Commissioning will take place in autumn 2020.
“We will open branches and an automated logistic depot to ensure fast and high-quality delivery for our customers from Bila Tserkva and another 80 settlements of the region. Depot capacity — 2.8 thousand parcels per hour, up to 50 people will work at the facility,” Volodymyr Popereshnyuk, co-owner of Nova Poshta, said.
The choice in favor of the Industrial Park became possible because of its advantageous location, ready-to-use utilities and turnkey construction in accordance with the international standards of energy efficiency, fire resistance and environmental friendliness. The construction of a new warehouse terminal allows the postal operator to create convenient logistics and quickly deliver goods to Kyiv and the region.
The purpose of the Bila Tserkva Industrial Park is the development of modern industrial production in Ukraine. The park offers industrial land with all engineering infrastructure and ready-made modern production, logistics and storage facilities for rent or purchase. Knowledge and extensive experience in real estate development allow the park team to provide the client with a range of services and services for organizing efficient production.
The total area of the Bila Tserkva Industrial Park is more than 70 hectares. The key difference is in its focus on creating ecosystems and clusters (production, logistics and others). The value of this approach for the client is to establish supply chains, reduce production costs and availability of raw materials. As of the beginning of 2020, six companies are residents of the industrial park. The industrial park belongs to UFuture projects.
UFuture is a holding company of Ukrainian entrepreneur Vasyl Khmelnytsky that integrates his business and impact-investment projects. The company has a diversified portfolio of assets in the fields of real estate, infrastructure, industry, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, and IT. Currently, UFuture’s assets are estimated at $550 million, and the total capitalization of the businesses it invested in is more than $1 billion.
UFuture’s mission is to secure global connectivity of Ukraine by including the country’s economy and talent into international value chains where the economy and human capital of the state will play an important role.
Nova Poshta Group provides its customers, both business and individuals, with a full range of the logistics and related services. The Group includes Ukrainian and foreign companies, in particular, Nova Poshta, NP Logistic, POST FINANCE and Nova Poshta International.
Nova Poshta is the leader of the logistics market, which provides easy delivery to each client — at the post office, and the address — and allows thousands of entrepreneurs to create and develop a business not only in Ukraine but also abroad. The company’s network has more than 6,000 branches throughout Ukraine, and the number of departures in 2019 alone exceeded 212 million. NP Logistic is a fulfillment service company: storing goods in warehouses, picking and sending orders to the recipient. POST FINANCE is a non-banking financial institution, thanks to which the company’s clients can carry out money transfers and electronic money transactions. Nova Poshta International is developing an international partner network to provide customers with express delivery services in Ukraine and also abroad.
Nova Poshta Group works in compliance with all the norms of Ukrainian legislation. In 2019, the Group transferred more than 4 billion UAH of taxes and fees to the country’s budget. More information about products and services on the website: https://novaposhta.ua/

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NOVA POSHTA TO LAUNCH KHARKIV SORTING CENTER IN SEPT 2020

The Nova Poshta group of companies plans to launch Kharkiv Sorting Center in September 2020, Volodymyr Popereshniuk, the co-owner of the company, has said.
“Construction is being carried out at the planned pace. Now 200 people are working on the site, construction work should be completed by May. Then we will begin the installation of equipment. The launch is in September 2020,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
Popereshniuk noted that the center will consist of two buildings. The first of them is designed for sorting, its capacity will be 20,000 shipments per hour, the second will be a cargo terminal with a planned capacity of 100 tonnes per hour. Cargo will be moved inside the facilities with the help of assistant robots.
As reported, in September 2019 Nova Poshta opened a two-hall innovative sorting terminal in Lviv.
In 2019, Nova Poshta, together with the transport airline Eleron, began a test implementation of the project for air delivery of shipments.
In 2019, the company delivered 212 million shipments, which is 22% more than in 2017.
Nova Poshta, founded in 2001, is the leader in the express delivery market in Ukraine. The company’s network consists of more than 6,000 branches throughout the country.

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NOVA POSHTA DELIVERY COMPANY RAISES NUMBER OF SHIPMENTS BY 22%

The Nova Poshta group of companies delivered over 212 million parcels in 2019, which is 22% more than in 2018.
Director of the company Oleksandr Bulba said in December 2019 a total of 24.5 million parcels were delivered, of which 1.3 million were actually delivered in one day.
“In 2019, we opened 3,300 new branches in more than 3,100 new settlements,” he said.
According to him, also last year the company delivered 500,000 air parcels (testing of this service was launched in August 2019).
Khmelnytsky Innovation Terminal (opened in May 2019) processed 27.6 million shipments, Lviv terminal, which opened in the fall of 2019, processed 14.2 million parcels. Kyiv Innovation Terminal handled 97.8 million shipments.
In addition, in 2019, Nova Poshta delivered 3.4 million international shipments, which is 26% more than in 2018, of which 2.3 million from China (an increase of 30%).
In 2019, Nova Poshta International increased the number of deliveries from the United States by 20%, doubled from the UK and tripled from Poland.
Most often, according to the company, Ukrainians order clothes and shoes, accessories for mobile phones and small electronics.

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