Yodel has opened a new 50,000ft² service centre in Basildon, Essex and upgraded two further sites at Aberdeen and Ipswich in a bid to boost its operational efficiency. The permanent new site on the Burnt Mills Industrial Estate in Basildon is expected to deliver around 14,500 parcels a day in the run-up to Christmas. Seventy van drivers operate from the centre, supported by 54 office and warehouse staff. Meanwhile, Yodel’s Aberdeen site has been extended following the acquisition of an […]
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]
Yodel saw demand for alcohol and fresh food rocket in the peak period between 15 November and 2 January, with volumes up 89% on the same time last year and 3.2m parcels delivered. Fresh food parcels increased by 101%.
Pall-Ex has opened a 210,000sq ft hub on the same site as its newly acquired Fortec distribution facility, in order to accommodate rocketing freight volumes.