Qatar Post is the main postal service provider in Qatar, previously known as Q-Post. Its headquarters, the General Post Office, has been situated on the Doha Corniche since 1988. The company was established in 1950 as the General Postal Corporation, and the first post office opened in Doha that same year. Initially, British stamps were used as per the contractual obligations, which were issued in Indian rupee denominations and overprinted with QATAR in English. The first date stamp was introduced for registered letters at the Doha Post Office on May 17, 1953. Additional post offices were established in Dukhan in 1956 and in Umm Said in 1960. In 2009, Qatar won the bid to host the 25th Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress, which was held from September to October 2012. Since 2013, Qatar Post has been under the management of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and is the only national postal service provider in the country. The range of services provided by Qatar Post has expanded significantly. For example, in 1963, there were only three direct foreign mail shipments, but by 2018, this number had increased to more than 100. Qatar Post operates over 130 mailboxes that are collected from daily throughout the country. Additionally, it has the largest fleet of vehicles in Qatar, ranging from motorcycles to large trucks, to support its postal operations.