Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has called on online retailers to increase the number of delivery options they offer consumers and consider using more third party carriers, as demand from internet shoppers and pressure on carrier capacity continues to grow. The GFS Review 2012 shows that B2B volumes fell by 2% last year, whilst B2C deliveries rose by 15%. The average daily volume entering the network throughout November and December was 4.25 million, an increase of 3.5% on the previous year. […]
Parcel specialist Hermes is to open two depots in the South East as it prepares for the Christmas peak. A 52,000 ft² warehouse in West Thurrock, Essex, will be located between Lakeside Shopping Centre and the QE2 Bridge near to the A13 and M25. Hermes will create 60 new jobs at the site in management, administration, warehousing and driver roles. The second site in Maidstone, Kent, will replace its exisiting depot in Rochester, doubling warehousing capacity in the area to […]
Hermes chief executive Carole Woodhead has revealed some of its expansion plans for 2014, as it wins a new contract with jewellery retailer Cadenzza.
Connect Group saw its revenue climb 0.2% in the 20 weeks to 21 January 2017 with it parcel freight division leading the way.