Home deliveries by pallet networks continued to grow strongly in what was a record breaking 2017, according to the Association of Pallet Networks (APN). The latest APN figures reveal that home delivery volumes leapt by 6.9% last year as part of the sector’s continued growth, and they are 24% higher than when APN started to look at the measure in 2014. The UK’s eight pallet networks shifted a record 25 million-plus pallets last year, with 12.5% of this – some 3.1 […]
High street retailer Next has extended its contract with Hermes extending their relationship to over 30 years.
Hermes has revealed record results at its UK division, with revenue up 22% in 2011. The parcels company says this reinforces its position as the country’s second-largest home-delivery business. Revenue stood at €303m during 2011, up from €248m in the previous year. Hermes says its UK arm handled more than 140 million parcels during the year, as demand for its home delivery services increased with online retail sales. Carole Woodhead, chief executive at Hermes UK, says: “Our UK business has […]
Industry-wide pallet weight limits are more relevant to pallet networks than large operators, according to XPO Logistics MD of transport solutions Dan Myers.