DHL Express has opened a £1.5m service centre in Oxfordshire to meet growing demand from customers in the area.The 35,000ft² Abingdon depot opened last week (1 February) and is part of the international express parcel carrier’s close to £90m investment in its network over four years. Regional year-on-year parcel volumes increased by a quarter in 2012, pushing the firm to increase capacity from its previous 7,000ft² Oxfordshire depot. DHL Express UK and Ireland chief executive Phil Couchman told Motortransport.co.uk: “Last […]
The recent heatwave has seen massive spikes in retail volumes for chilled and frozen goods, according to DHL Supply Chain. The UK’s largest logistics firm said the hot weather in July had seen demand for bottled water rise by 45% and soft drink volume increase by 35%.
Almost a third of logistics companies fear new B2C delivery methods such as click and collect, viewing them as a threat to their businesses, according to a report by Barclays.
A courier firm that works with retailer Amazon has settled four cases with its drivers and the GMB over an employment status dispute.