UPS predicts that tomorrow (20 December) will be its busiest day of the year with an estimated 28 million packages delivered worldwide. The parcels giant expects to deliver over 12 million more packages on its busiest day than its daily worldwide average of 15.8 million parcels. It anticipates delivering 527 million parcels globally in the four weeks running up to Christmas, a 9.7% increase on 2011’s 480 million. The carrier also expects a surge in return volumes on 3 January, […]
Hermes will shortly be opening a temporary parcel sortation hub in Bradford to accommodate a forecast 15% rise in parcels volume this year.
Royal Mail has gone all-in on a strategy based on parcels growth and international expansion to ensure its future, after its annual operating profit collapsed by more than a quarter as the decline in letter deliveries continued apace.
Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) intends to extend its delivery capability in the UK, after signing a deal with parcel delivery management firm the MetaPack Group to use its software.