Sunday, 1 September 2019

Stamps with Motifs of Croatian and Korean National Parks Issued

ZAGREB, September 1, 2019 - The Croatian Post earlier this week put in circulation postage stamps with motifs of Croatia's Northern Velebit National Park and South Korea's Seoraksan National Park, in a series created in cooperation with the postal service of the Republic of Korea, the Korea Post.

The HP says that "the stamps have been issued in 9-stamp sheetlets and Croatian Post has also issued a First Day Cover (FDC)."

Jihyeong Ryu, a designer from Seoul, is the designer of the mark dedicated to Seoraksan National Park’s vast expanse, which amounts up to 398 km² in total and which boasts "one of the most spectacular sceneries in Korea, with its awe-inspiring thirty mountain peaks".

The HT recalls that the Velebit Mountain is a natural border between inland and Mediterranean Croatia.

"The Northern Velebit National Park was established in 1999 with an area of 109 km². The Park encompasses several areas under special protection, as well as numerous hiking trails."

The designer of the Northern Velebit stamp is Split-based Duje Šegvić.

There will be 150,000 copies of each stamp in circulation.

The nominal value is 8.60 kuna.

In February 2018, the government-owned HP issued a commemorative stamp on the occasion of the 9-25 February Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The designer of that commemorative stamp is Mario Petrak. and the nominal value of the stamp is 5.80 kuna.

More news about Croatian Post can be found in the Lifestyle section.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

A New Era: Croatian Post Revamps Brand with New Design

The Croatian Post unveiled a new logo and visual identity on Thursday, and announced that they are focusing on the development of digital business, and moving to a new sorting and logistics center near Velika Gorica soon, reports Jutarnji List on June 27, 2019.

"Starting from the methods and principles of modern design and the experience of large international corporations, the old logo of Croatian Post has been redesigned and made simpler. Now we have a postmark for the modern age, because the postmark has always symbolized postal activity, and at the same time it also has a new association that is in line with the time we live in,” said Croatian Post, adding that in this process of rebranding the Croatian postal service, they preserved specifics like colors and symbols.

On this occasion, Ivan Čulo, Chairman of the Board of Croatian Post, emphasized that the company has changed significantly in recent years.

“The modernization of the logo symbolically marks the beginning of the new era of Croatian Post as the leading logistics company with the most modern sorting center in this part of Europe, and in line with the Postal Strategy for 2022, we focused on fundamental business and digitization as an important development philosophy,” said Čulo.

"In the rebranding process, we wanted to preserve all the distinctive elements of the brand, such as the color and the character of the sign, while giving it a modern and more suitable form for the digital age,” said award-winning designer Boris Malešević, the author of the new logo.

The Croatian Post also points out that in the last two years,  their most important investment worth 350 million kuna is the construction of a new sorting center near Velika Gorica.

Therefore, they believe that the completion of the construction and the largest capital investment in the history of Croatian Post is the right moment to change the company's visual identity.

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Friday, 14 June 2019

Croatian Post Expands its Business with Electric Vehicles!

The public's general awareness of the damage being done to the environment is increasing, and as such, more and more individuals and companies are turning towards electric vehicles, which are without a doubt the vehicles of the future. Croatian Post (Hrvatska Pošta) is just one of them.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes on the 13th of June, 2019, Croatian Post will also add to the production, distribution and sale of electrical energy within its scope of activities, as stood out from the invitation to the General Assembly of the public company which was initially published through the Zagreb Stock Exchange.

While one might conclude that Croatian Post wants to reverse the trend on the Croatian market, where small energy companies are bundling or outsourcing such activities from larger companies and selling them on to specialised market leaders, Croatian Post has revealed that their move is primarily being done in order to maintain its ever-increasing fleet of electric bicycles and other postal vehicles.

"Socially responsible business is one of the most important determinants of Croatian Post's strategy for 2022, as are concerns for our employees, the community and the environment, all of which remain in our constant focus.

In mid-May, we enriched our fleet with twenty electric quadricycles, and for four years now, our postmen and women have been using 180 electric bikes.

Croatin Post is also planning to build a powerhouse for electric vehicles in their new sorting centre. A new sorting center coming with a total value of 350 million kuna is the largest capital investment in the history of Croatian Post, and the new location near Velika Gorica will soon see as many as 1400 workers move to it.

As Croatian Post is present in all parts of the Republic of Croatia, in the future, we won't exclude the possibility of building additional charging stations for commercial purposes,'' stated Croatian Post's office for corporate communications.

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Saturday, 23 March 2019

Luka Modrić is New Face of 10 kuna Postage Stamp

The captain of the Croatia national football team, Luka Modrić, who was also named the best footballer in the world last year, will be honored yet again - and this time, with a postage stamp. Namely, Croatian Post has announced that a new stamp will be launched at the commemorative event “Croatian Sport - Luka Modrić" on Monday, March 25th, reports HRT on March 22, 2019. 

“The most prominent captain of the Croatia football team, with his efforts and dedication, besides numerous prestigious professional awards, deserved this rare acknowledgment. The stamps issued in Luka’s in honor will be printed in 300,000 copies, and the nominal value of the stamp is 10 kuna,” reads the official statement from the Croatian Post, who added that Zagreb designer Alenka Lalić adapted the photo of Drago Sopta’s for this release.

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Modrić will be the first sportsperson to be featured on a Croatian postage stamp since Ivica Kostelić in 2007, though you may recall the Croatia national team showcased in 2018 after their World Cup success. 

Recall, Luka Modrić had an absolutely phenomenal 2018. Not only did he win the Champions League with Real Madrid for the third consecutive year, but he led Croatia to the World Cup final, where he was also awarded the Golden Ball of the tournament. Following Russia, Luka was named the best footballer in Europe by UEFA, the world by FIFA, and was even named the world’s best athlete by the AIPS! After winning all the prestigious individual awards for his performance in 2018, Luka Modrić was also nominated for the famed Laureus award. 

There will be nine Luka Modrić stamped issued in each package, and the Croatian Post has also published this as a First Day Cover, which gives it even more significance and value to stamp collectors. 

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Saturday, 26 January 2019

Croatian Post Mixed up Croatian Composer with Thomas Jefferson

The lucky buyers who bought a postage stamp with the figure that is supposed to represent the 18th century Dubrovnik composer Luka Sorkočević at post offices and kiosks in Dalmatia, now own a very rare stamp which has reached a price of several thousand euros at recent auctions. In its Prominent Croats series, the Croatian Post mistakenly printed the figure of US President Thomas Jefferson instead of Sorkočević, reports Večernji List on January 26, 2019.

“In the Prominent Croats series, three stamps were issued: Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Ivan Supek and Luka Sorkočević. When it comes to the third stamp, the one with Luka Sorkočević, there was a mistake in the design. Namely, the portrait of Thomas Jefferson was used instead of Sorkočević,” admitted the Croatian Post.

The portrait of the American president, which was used by the designer hired by the Croatian Post thinking it was Sorkočević, was painted by Rembrandt Peale in 1805 and is often misused in various sources as an illustration of the Croatian composer. The error was detected by the Croatian Post before the release date, on April 21, 2015, but 22 stamps had been already sold in Dalmatia. Now, almost four years later, the stamps’ value has increased substantially.

“The rest of the printed stamps have been destroyed, and new stamps with the correct motif, signature and notation were printed. We did not use a portrait because there is no contemporary portrait of Sorkočević from his lifetime,” explained the Croatian Post.

After the incident, the post introduced additional controls before the printing approval, and it is no longer possible to buy stamps before the official release date.

“From a philatelist standpoint, such a stamp is a rarity, and the fact that only 22 stamps were sold adds value to it. We do not know who bought these stamps and whether they ended up on letters or postcards or were bought by lucky philatelists who saw the mistake and kept them in their original condition,” explained the Croatian Post.

The stamp has never been registered with the World Postal Union, so it is not officially recognised as a Croatian Post stamp. Such mistakes are extremely rare, and this is the only case in Croatia where such stamps have reached the sales point.

More news on the Croatian Post can be found in the Business section.

Translated from Večernji List (reported by Sandra Veljković).

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Wages in Velika Gorica Exceed Average Zagreb Wage

Velika Gorica lies just outside of the Croatian capital of Zagreb, and while you might think very little of this town when passing through, which is the only thing most people actually do, things aren't always as they seem, economically speaking, anyway.

While it's true that most people from Velika Gorica earning their money in nearby Zagreb, it would appears that net salaries are, on average, higher than they are in the heart of the capital city.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 8th of November, 2018, over recent months, Velika Gorica has been mentioned in the media mostly because of the brilliant results of their football team, but after some likely surprising data published by the Financial Agency (FINA) there are more reasons for satisfaction in that otherwise all but entirely overlooked town.

Namely, Velika Gorica comes first in the whole of the Republic of Croatia when it comes to the average salaries of workers and their respective productivity. Net salaries are on average higher than the average salaries in both Zagreb and Rijeka, two large cities, reports RTL.

As previously stated, most people living in Velika Gorica earn their wages in Zagreb, but the close proximity of the country's capital city, the close proximity of Zagreb's Franjo Tudjman International Airport, and the apparently quick administration are some huge advantages for this town, which boasts more than sixty thousand permanent inhabitants. The Lidl chain, which is recording enviable traffic in billions of kuna, also has its headquarters here, and the arrival of the well-respected and very powerful Atlantic Group has also been recently announced.

In addition, as RTL reports, Croatian Post (Hrvatska Pošta) will also have its headquarters and logistics center in Velika Gorica. Croatian Post justified this move with the fact that this location is a strategically important place for the continued development and the improving of shipment processes, as Velika Gorica is very close to the Franjo Tudjman Airport, not far from the Zagreb - Sisak motorway, and the Zagreb - Velika Gorica fast road.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Croatian Post Rejects Using Drones for Making Deliveries

Postal delivery services will be digitised by June, but using drones would be a step too far.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

FlixBus and Croatian Post Cooperate: Discount on Purchased Tickets for First 3 Days

Better availability to its users and the raising of the quality of the service provided for the local population are on the cards.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Croatian Post to Issue Winter Olympic Games Commemorative Stamp

ZAGREB, February 5, 2018 - The government-owned Croatian Post will issue a commemorative stamp on Wednesday on the occasion of the 9-25 February Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Croatian Post: Parcels to Around 100 Addresses Delayed by 20 Days Because Mail Carrier was Sick

Snail mail takes on a whole new meaning...

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