DPD has denied that it is currently considering opening a fifth hub in 2018-20. The parcel carrier, which recently received planning permission to develop its 330,000 ft² East Midlands hub in Hinckley, Leicestershire, said it has not yet set out plans for expansion beyond the investments planned over the next two to three years. A spokesman for the carrier said: “There are no firm plans beyond that at this stage but clearly if we continue to grow at our current […]
CM Downton is to extend its 100,000ft² Quedgeley warehouse, after a surge in business and new contract wins.
Retail deliveries for same day courier CitySprint doubled over the Christmas peak, in comparison to 2011’s figures. The firm handled over a quarter of a million retail deliveries during December, its busiest Christmas peak to date, experiencing its largest volumes on Thursday 18 December. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said home retail delivery order volumes were maintained up until Christmas Eve, showing that last minute Christmas shopping was not confined to the high street. It recruited an additional 300 couriers to […]
DPD says it will be able to offer customers carbon neutral shipping from July. The parcel carrier’s Total Zero commitment will mean customers can send packages of all weights, sizes and types that are carbon neutral at no extra cost. The business, which has already made a series of changes to reduce its carbon emissions, will also benefit from parent company Geopost’s partnership with carbon market company CDC Climat. Geopost will spend €5m per year on carbon offsetting projects in […]