Norbert Dentressangle will open a new DC in Taunton, Somerset, at the end of this month, granting it greater access to the South West. The Taunton site will act as a regional hub for its two-man delivery Specialist Services division. The operator is spending £150,000 in refurbishing a 160,000 ft² warehouse, located on the 1.5-acre site on the Crown Industrial Estate. The DC will handle high value or bulky items, such as catering, vending and telecommunications equipment mainly through cross-docking, […]
Express delivery firm Aspray Transport will shortly begin constructing a new 10,000 pallet high-bay storage facility at its Willenhall, West Midlands hub. Construction of the 17m high facility, which will also include an area for block stacking, will begin in October. The firm, which recently bought over five acres of additional land around the site, is also putting an extra 40 parking spaces in place for trailers. Both developments should be operational in June next year. Aspray’s investment in hub […]
Amazon Logistics jumps to second place behind Royal Mail on index of Britain’s biggest parcel couriers
Amazon Logistics has risen to become the UK’s second largest courier by parcel volume, according to Pitney Bowes’ parcel shipping index.
Aberdeenshire-based Grampian Continental has opened a new operating centre in Bedlington, Newcastle, offering easier access to new routes in the south of England and on the Continent. The new site, the company’s third UK base, was chosen because of its easy access to the ferry port, linking it to Holland. The firm hopes the new site will improve access into London, Manchester and the North East and it claims it is an ideal location for trunking to the south of […]