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Christmas Season - Mail Order Business in Austria Booming

If the expectations of the mail order sector come true, there will be a literal flood of parcels this year before Christmas. "We expect in Christmas season this year sales growth of 15 percent” the head of Unito group (Otto, Universal, Quelle, etc.), Harald Gutschi told journalists on Tuesday. The terror attacks in Paris have additionally raised online orders.

November 24, 2015

Telekom Austria Opens New Logistics Centre in Hagenbrunn

Communication service provider A1 has opened a new logistics centre in Hagenbrunn (district Korneuburg). The centre will replace numerous former warehouses among others at Perfektastraße in Vienna-Liesing as central distribution centre. 150 employees have been transferred.

November 18, 2015

Austrian Post Boosts Social Plan for Employees over 50

State-run postal firm Post AG wants to decrease the number of employees over 50 years old and to this aim will offer higher severance payments and a boosted social plan, the daily Standard writes.

November 13, 2015

Austria and Vietnam Sign Transport Infrastructure Deal

Austrian Transport and Infrastructure Miniser Alois Stöger and his Vietnamese counterpart Dinh La Thang signed a cooperation agreement on transport infrastructure.

October 19, 2015

DB Schenker Opens €11 Mln Logistics Center in St. Pölten

The integrated transport and logistics services provider DB Schenker invested €11 million in a new environmentally friendly logistics center in St. Pölten/Lower Austria. DB Schenker is tripling its total occupied space to 34,000-square meter and is creating a capacity for 100 new jobs.

October 14, 2015

Linz Port Enjoys Record Year in Container Volumes

Linz port (Linzer Hafen) reached a record value in terms of containers handed over in mid-September of 231k TEU (twenty foot equivalent units), the company said in a press statement, two weeks before the end of the financial year.

September 16, 2015

Gebrüder Weiss Opens Three Branches in Moscow

Logistics Company Gebrüder Weiss is consolidating its network, and with the Russian location, will be closing a geographical gap between its branches in Europe and Asia.

January 13, 2015

New Post Logistics Center Opens in Upper Austria

Listed postal service provider Post AG has officially inaugurated the new logistics centre in Allhaming, Upper Austria. Built for EUR 50 million (USD 64 million) and used since the beginning of August instead of the centre located at the Linz main train station, it has been designed for daily up to 1.6 million letters and 100,000 packages. Some 650 employees work in the new post office near the motorway Westautobahn. Various political officials participated in the inauguration.

October 17, 2014

Transport & Logistics - DB Schenker Opens New Logistics Center in Belgrade

DB Schenker will be moving into a new logistics center near Belgrade/Serbia at the beginning of 2015. The center will offer customers the technology for specialized logistics solutions.

August 29, 2014

Austrian Export Award 2014 for Above-Average Export Commitment

As part of a festive gala evening in Vienna's Museumsquartier, the Austrian Export Prize 2014 has been awarded by the Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economics, Reinhold Mitterlehner, and the President of the Economic Chamber Austria (WKO) Christoph Leitl.

June 26, 2014