Regulatory approval for the multi-billion euro UPS and TNT Express merger is dependent on whether the new company would be challenged enough by its competitors, the European Commission has said. If the deal is approved, the number of major parcel delivery companies in Europe will be reduced from four to three, which the regulator is concerned will reduce the amount of competitive service customers will have access to. Joaquín Almunia, vice president of the European Commission, responsible for competition policy, […]
Cambridge-based James Dolan Group has bought Ipswich haulage firm Dooley Rumble for an undisclosed sum.
Heathrow-based courier Crossflight has acquired the operations of North London firm DDI Worldwide as part of its expansion strategy. As of today (7 January), Crossflight will run DDI’s express courier, UK overnight and mail services out of its headquarters in Heathrow. Crossflight said the move will be seamless for all of DDI’s customers and the combined company will operate under the Crossflight brand. Crossflight MD Richard Stoughton said: “This important acquisition not only allows us to grow our business further, […]
The management team at Derby Express Couriers (Overnight) have completed a management buy-out (MBO). The Derby-based overnight courier company, which is part of the APC Overnight parcel delivery network, was sold by founding shareholder Nick Taylor to directors Lorraine Sharp and Susan Hill. “Susan and I are privileged to be able to lead the business to the next stage,” said Lorraine Sharp, who has worked at Derby Express for 12 years. “We take pride in offering a quality and reliable […]