Peak parcel volumes at Royal Mail Group were up 4% year-on-year, with the post and parcel giant handling 120 million in December alone. Despite a 3% increase in parcel volumes, parcel revenue remained flat in the nine months to 28 December 2014, the operator said in a trading statement today. It attributed the growth in volumes by rising imports and targeting new business sectors in its account parcels division. It also planned heavily for the peak period, with the opening […]
Royal Mail is considering applying a fuel surcharge to some of its contract parcels and mail services, while rival carrier UK Mail has reduced parcel prices for SMEs.
UK Mail has won a distribution contract with Shropshire-based bird food provider CJ WildBird Foods. The contract, which was effective from July, will see the parcel carrier collect from the wildlife feed retailer every day and deliver its products throughout the UK and Ireland. The retailer switched its distribution contract after reviewing the service it received from its previous carrier. Group commercial manager Linda Hanks said it chose UK Mail due to its quote on price and service and said […]
Hermes has revealed the timescale for some of its expansion plans throughout 2013 and 2014, in what it hopes will deliver a capacity uplift of around a third.