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 […]
Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has revealed a sharp increase in the number of British-based online retailers seeking advice about delivery standards. The parcels management firm says retailers are now more savvy about how effective deliveries play an essential part in maintaining customer satisfaction and encouraging repeat business. Simon Veale, director at GFS, says: “For some, pressures on their delivery networks in the run-up to the Christmas peak season really brought home the importance of making contingencies to get goods to […]
Royal Mail has taken a 346,000ft² distribution centre at the Mountpark Warrington Omega development in Warrington.
“We’re an all time high, we’ll change all that’s gone before, doin’ so much more….” This week the basket of shares in the MT Tracker hit it’s highest point since its inception. The basket now stands at 1,954.5p. Shares in Stobart Group are back in to triple figures for the first time since January; shares in Wincanton are at their highest level for the whole calendar year and shares in NWF Group and UK Mail are pretty much at the […]