DPD hopes to build a £100m parcel hub in the East Midlands, increasing its overall capacity by 65%. The firm is currently in the process of obtaining planning permission to develop the purpose-built 330,000 ft² hub in Hinckley, Leicestershire, which it hopes will be fully operational in 2015. The development forms part of a £175m investment in its hubs and depots, unveiled in November, and will be capable of processing 70,000 parcels an hour. Chief executive Dwain McDonald said: “We […]
CitySprint is looking to recruit an additional 300 couriers ahead of its Christmas peak. In response to a 318.7% increase in parcel volumes last December, compared to the monthly average for the rest of the year, it is hoping to take on additional delivery staff to handle what it predicts will be an even larger peak. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said: “We’re anticipating that this will be our busiest Christmas yet, so we’re pulling out all the stops to make […]
DPD is to increase its nationwide capacity by opening 15 new or upgraded depots by the end of next year, including three that will be double the size of its regular sites.
UPS has launched a new click and collect service across 600 locations in the UK.