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Postal Hub podcast

May 25, 2022

Ukrposhta CEO Igor Smelyansky discusses how Ukrposhta has risen to the challenge of delivering while Ukraine is under attack, and plans for the future.

  • Planning delivery routes day-by-day
  • Managing staff availability - including in newly-liberated areas
  • Quality of delivery
  • Making Ukrposhta a centre of reliability for Ukrainians
  • Impact of rising fuel costs
  • Delivering parcels by rail
  • Delivering pensions to millions of Ukrainians - even in temporarily occupied territories
  • Delivering food and essentials pre-war and during the war, while coping with fluctuating volumes of parcels
  • How Ukrposhta services return when an area is liberated, including mobile facilities and internet
  • Public appreciation of the post as critical infrastructure
  • Cross-border parcels, both inbound and outbound
  • “Suitcase from home” service for Ukrainian refugees outside Ukraine
  • International connections, including charter flights
  • Delivering inbound international items
  • The next big projects for Ukrposhta
  • Plans for new sorting centres against background of existential threat
  • Eradicating corruption and graft at Ukrposhta
  • The importance of trust
  • How the global postal community can support Ukrposhta