Global Freight Solutions (GFS) processed more than 10 million parcels last year as the popularity of online shopping continued to grow. The parcel and carrier management firm said it saw an increase in the volume it moved for its customers, which include online retailers and SMEs in the retail, financial, leisure and engineering sectors. To cope with the increasing volumes it has doubled the size of its workforce at its Warrington consolidation hub to 22 staff and expects to recruit […]
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 […]
Waitrose plans to open its second dedicated online DC in London next year, doubling the number of delivery slots available to customers in the area.
Parcel carrier APC Overnight has revealed that all of its LGV drivers have completed the Driver CPC. Its drivers have all completed the compulsory 35 hours of training two years ahead of the September 2014 deadline. Transport manager Surjit Ram said: “Road safety is imperative in any logistics firm, particularly one the size of APC, so to have our drivers qualified to the highest standard in their field gives us added confidence that every aspect of our service is top […]