DPD has opened the fourth in its series of new “super depots” ahead of what it expects to be its busiest Christmas peak period to date. The new depot in Stoke was opened yesterday (16 November), joining new sites in Cardiff, Dagenham, and Exeter, which opened between August and October. The sites cost a combined £14m, with each site double the size of its regular depots at around 60,000ft² apiece. Each facility will handle around 25,000 parcels a day, with […]
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 […]
DHL Express completed the sale of its same-day domestic business to Rico Logistics last week.
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]