UK Mail plans to relocate its national hub from Birmingham to Coventry after reaching an agreement with the DfT over its High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) plans. In the company’s half year results last month, which showed a 63% increase in pre-tax profit, UK Mail said its current hub is located on the government’s planned HS2 route. The DfT will support the firm’s move to a 200,000 ft² site in Coventry. Construction is due to begin early next year, subject […]
The closure of the Forth Bridge will have cost the industry an estimated £16m by the new year, despite the DfT’s decison to relax drivers’ hour laws.
There are still 400 longer semi-trailer allocations available, the DfT has said, and operators only have four weeks to apply for them.
UK Mail Group saw a 20% increase in parcel volumes and improved performance in its pallets division during the third quarter, it has revealed in an interim management statement today. The firm saw an increase in turnover for its pallets business during the period, after seeing a significant decline in operating profit for the division during the first six months of the financial year. Group sales were “above [our] previous expectations” for the period covering 1 October to 31 December […]