Online retail giant Amazon has predicted that the busiest day for online shopping orders will be Monday 2 December, which is likely to trigger an increase in volumes handled by parcel carriers. Amazon saw around 3.5m items ordered on last year’s ‘Cyber Monday’, which fell on 3 December 2012, and estimated that a truck left one its eight UK fulfilment centres every two minutes and 10 seconds. It also expects that its sale at the end of the month, known […]
Rentokil Initial has sold City Link to turnaround investment firm Better Capital.
TNT Express UK has opened a 44,349ft² depot in Howden, East Riding, to serve customers in the North East.
City Link’s profit and volumes suffered as it fell victim to lower than expected demand during the Olympic Games. The parcel firm posted a turnover of £76.2m for the three months ending 30 September, a 2.4% increase on the same period in 2011. It is the first time City Link has reported year-on-year growth in the last five years, Managing Director Dave Smith said. It made an adjusted operating loss of £5.5m in the third quarter, a 19.1% rise on […]