Hermes has opened its new Rugby super hub, increasing its overall parcel processing capacity by almost 50%. The parcel carrier broke ground on the new £31m facility in January 2016. Creating more than 100 new jobs in the area, the new hub covers 270,000ft² and increases the network’s processing capacity by 45%. The hub is fitted with two sortation tiers from manufacturer Baumer, and can process up to one million parcels a day. Hermes CEO Carole Woodhead said: “We are […]
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]
DPD has launched a customer returns service in conjunction with Hermes, extending the parcel carriers’ seven-year relationship.
Royal Mail has revealed that fuel costs for its fleet of 37,000 light and heavy commercial vehicles are at a record high, pushing it to introduce a fuel surcharge for the first time.