GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

SINGAPORE, Dec 15 (FAM) – With the pre-Christmas rush at its peak, a serpentine network of conveyor belts at Singapore Post’s new logistics center moves parcels destined for addresses across the world in time for the festive season.

It is a scene repeated in sorting offices around the globe in December, the busiest time of the year for postal firms with armies of workers toiling to get presents delivered on time. But times are changing and the explosion of online shopping is forcing traditional delivery companies such as SingPost to adapt or be damned.