UK Mail has opened a new depot in Middleton, Greater Manchester, in response to growing demand from both B2B and B2C parcel customers. The carrier opened the Stakehill Industrial Estate site on 15 July, taking on 20 additional staff, including 10 new drivers. The 25,000 ft² depot was chosen because of its proximity to the M62 and is expected to improve its collection and delivery service in the Lancashire area. UK Mail’s CEO Guy Buswell said: “The new Middleton depot […]
The European Commission’s decision to prevent UPS from acquiring TNT Express “risks reducing competition, not increasing it”, an analyst at Transport Intelligence said. UPS has now pulled out of its multi-billion Euro plans to take over TNT Express, which the logistics analyst believes highlights the scale of the challenges the US parcel carrier faced in regard to meeting the regulatory requirements. Transport Intelligence head of consultancy Joel Ray said: “Their decision making process looks flawed, caused by a fundamental lack of […]
UK Mail Group is expecting a 13% increase in turnover for the first half of this year, as it moves into a “challenging” 2013. Excluding Royal Mail price hikes that came into force on 2 April, the group is expecting a 10% increase in turnover on last year’s figures, as revealed in its pre-close trading statement published today (9 October). The firm stated that its performance in the first half of this year, ended 30 September, was “satisfactory” and in […]
Courier franchise network Diamond Logistics opened four new depots last month as it continues with ambitions to operate over 30 sites by the end of 2015.