Building work for DPD’s £100m East Midlands parcel hub is likely to begin in August, following the granting of planning approval. The project, which will form part of the £175m investment in its hubs and depots revealed last year, will see a 330,000 ft² hub developed on the 33-acre site close to J1 on the M69 Hinckley, Leicestershire. The carrier expects that the hub will be fully operational for 2015 and estimates that it will increase overnight sorting capacity by […]
Hicks Logistics has moved into warehousing after the acquisition of a 20,000ft² industrial unit next to its Caldicot base on the Severn Bridge Industrial Estate. The company hopes the diversification will boost its annual turnover from £7.5m to around the £10m mark, and has taken on ten more staff taking its team to 80.
Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has called on online retailers to increase the number of delivery options they offer consumers and consider using more third party carriers, as demand from internet shoppers and pressure on carrier capacity continues to grow.