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 […]
Hermes has revealed the timescale for some of its expansion plans throughout 2013 and 2014, in what it hopes will deliver a capacity uplift of around a third.
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 […]
Hermes will shortly be opening a temporary parcel sortation hub in Bradford to accommodate a forecast 15% rise in parcels volume this year.