TNT’s new Swindon DC is complete and in use, and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year. The parcel hub and adjoining depot on Highworth Road, Swindon, was developed by IDI Gazeley over a 26 week period. TNT reportedly chose the site because of its proximity to junction 15 of the M4, which it said will provide fast connections to customers across the south and south west. Simon Harper, director of operations at TNT UK, […]
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.
UPS is set to acquire TNT Express NV in a deal that will create a €45bn (£37.4bn) global logistics firm. The deal values the Dutch firm at approximately €5.16bn, following its increased offer of €9.50 per ordinary share. UPS says that in acquiring TNT it will fulfill its long-standing aim to expand its European operations. According to the Motor Transport Top 100 the combined business will generate a UK turnover of approximately£1.3bn – placing it level with Wincanton as the […]
Yodel delivered over 14 million parcels during the Christmas peak after investing heavily in planning and boosting capacity. The company added that between 1 December and 24 December only a small number of parcels weren’t delivered, in the main where it was unable to gain access to the address or the addressee was unavailable to sign for the delivery. Yodel began investing in peak planning in the spring, including increasing its capacity by opening temporary service centres and 15 contingency […]