Aramex set to sell Australian courier firm
Aramex intends to sell its Sydney-based MailCall Couriers to Australia Post’s StarTrack Courier, two years after acquiring the company.
Dubai-based Aramex said in a statement that it and Australia Post will also form a joint-venture targeting the global e-commerce market, with a particular focus on Asia.
The joint venture intends to acquire Australia Post’s StarTrack International global e-commerce postal solutions business and build on the service capability of such business.
Hussein Hachem, CEO of Aramex, said: “We are delighted to announce this joint venture with Australia Post, and we look forward to combining our resources and expertise to build a compelling global e-commerce delivery platform.”
Ahmed Fahour, managing director and Group CEO of Australia Post, added: “This alliance with Aramex will help us grow the Australian e-commerce market, capturing more inbound e-commerce parcel volumes and will provide a platform for outbound growth, particularly for Australian small businesses.”
Mail Call Couriers recently launched innovative e-commerce solutions in the Australian logistics market, with its WantItNow delivery solution. The solution incorporates countdown technology and three-hour and evening e-commerce delivery offerings.