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 […]
Hermes has won a three-year contract with mail order clothing retailer Chums to handle over 250,000 home deliveries a year.
Hermes has revealed the timescale for some of its expansion plans throughout 2013 and 2014, in what it hopes will deliver a capacity uplift of around a third.
The GMB union has started negotiations with agency Tempay about the rates of pay awarded to agency warehouse staff it supplies to DHL’s DC in Swindon run for Marks & Spencer. The move follows the legal claim launched in May by the union against Tempay, fellow agency Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Services, DHL and former site operator Wincanton about the rates paid to 240 agency staff at the warehouse in recent years. The union said the pay to agency staff […]