Newspaper and magazine transport firm Menzies Distribution has revealed that it is currently in talks with high street retailers about delivering other types of freight.
Norbert Dentressangle has won a four-year contract with hand and power tool supplier Toolbank, covering distribution to stores and Christmas peak warehousing.
CitySprint has acquired Brighton-based same-day firm, Bullit Couriers, improving its access to the area.
Europa Worldwide has launched its first regular service to and from Morocco, the first route in an expansion of its services over the next 15 months.
City Link has opened a new depot in Southampton to handle increased demand for parcel collection and delivery in the area.
TfL has today (4 October) revealed its Out-of-Hours Consortium, as well as officially announcing new out-of-hours delivery trials will be up and running in London within months.
Amazon plans to open four more depots under its ‘Amazon Logistics’ business in 2014 to give it more flexibility and capacity.
This week the head of the bank of England, Mark Carney, told ITV News Anglia the UK had “an infrastructure deficit in transport and beyond”. That assessment will surprise very few – the truth of the statement confronts us everyday as we sit in traffic jams, crash down pot-holes and spend far longer getting to places than is entirely sane.
Analysts have said the planned sale of DHL Express’s same-day domestic business will create another major player in the market to compete with CitySprint, and is unlikely to affect DHL’s profitability.
Norbert Dentressangle has reported higher-than-usual demand for storage space within its shared user network in recent months, suggesting it could be indicative of an upturn in the economy.