IN THIS ISSUE TOP STORY Alibaba’s 2016 11.11 shopping event beats records again ■ AMERICAS UPS to acquire Marken, a leader in global clinical supply chain solutions ■ UPS and sealed air partner to provide powerful e-commerce solutions ■ DHL Express invests US$185m in 2016 and 2017, on track with expected growth in the USASIA PACIFIC Australia Post recieves a “stable” credit rating ■ New Zealand Post and CourierPost services ■ EUROPE Deutsche Post DHL begins drone trials ■ bpost outlines its strategic direction for the next 5 years