The European Investment Bank (EIB) has selected PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) at a tender to design a new logistic chain of PJSC Ukrposhta, Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry reported last week. “At the end of the project an investment case would be created and it could be financed by the EIB jointly with other international institutions,” the ministry said.
According to the report, in six months, international advisors will develop several projects for the restructuring of the logistics network of Ukrposhta, which today consists of 35 sorting centers and more than 200 transport bases.
“It is important that these cases of the project will be immediately considered and defended with the technical specialists of the EIB from Luxembourg as one of the potential investors,” First Deputy CEO of Ukrposhta Oleksandr Petsovsky said.
The EIB does not disclose the amount for which the contract will be concluded.
As reported, in June, the EIB announced a tender for the selection of a consultant for the modernization of the logistics network of PJSC Ukrposhta with an estimated cost of EUR 400,000.
Kyiv-based PJSC Ukrposhta postal operator has started cooperation with the Rozetka online supermarket and F.ua online store, the company’s website said. “Ukrposhta has begun cooperation with the F.ua online store, which is one of the top ten sellers of consumer electronics in Ukraine,” the company said in an official statement.
Over the first days of work in the test mode, Ukrposhta delivered more than 1,000 parcels, the number of orders continues to grow.
Ukrposhta CEO Igor Smelyansky in turn announced the national postal operator’s cooperation with Rozetka.
“Ukrposhta has finally coupled within Rozetka,” he wrote on Facebook. “Millions of potential buyers have been waiting for this. Now they can order delivery [of a limited number of commodities so far] by Ukrposhta. For us, this is a very important signal from the e-commerce market,” he wrote.
According to Smelyansky, in addition to Rozetka and F.ua, Ukrposhta also works with LeBoutique, Parfums, Yakaboo, LaModa, Top Shop, Makeup and some other well-known e-shops.