Hermes will shortly be opening a temporary parcel sortation hub in Bradford to accommodate a forecast 15% rise in parcels volume this year. The Bradford hub, a temporary addition to the network, will be used to handle an expected surge in volume during and leading up to this year’s Christmas peak. At 50,000ft², it will be capable of processing 60,000 parcels per day. Hermes is also gearing up for Christmas by launching a courier recruitment drive, and it is hoping […]
Nightline is to invest €5m into the roll-out of its self-service parcel terminals across the UK, creating 50 jobs in the process. The Irish carrier says the funding will be used to set up the infrastructure for 400 Parcel Motel locker boxes that will all be operation by the end of 2014. To date, 20 units have been installed around Dublin, with a target of 100 by the end of the year. CEO John Tuohy says the Parcel Motel concept […]
Christmas 2012 was another record-breaking year for parcel carriers, with many reporting volumes that made 2011’s peak seem a simple task. With year-on-year volumes rising every Christmas and the online retail boom not showing any signs of slowing down, how are carriers ensuring they are well prepared for 2013’s peak? Retailers again reported record-breaking internet sales over the festive period. Web sales were up 44% for City Link customer John Lewis, and 11% for Hermes customer Next. Debenhams also saw […]
Carole Walker will step down from her role as CEO of Hermes Europe and take early retirement this summer.