Irish parcel carrier Nightline has said it expects to move 50% more parcels this Christmas than last year, despite a slow start to the season. The company expects to process 1.3m parcels in the two weeks leading up to Christmas, and CEO John Tuohy has warned that parcel carriers may see their busiest period much later than in previous years. A spokesman said Nightline delivered just over 1m parcels between the end of November and Christmas in 2012. “We believe […]
Hermes has revealed that each of its ParcelShops handled an average 60 parcels a week in the run up to Christmas, as more than 60,000 parcels were moved through the network during the festive period. The carrier has also hit its target of opening 1,000 ParcelShops by the end of 2012, just five months after launching the service in June 2012 with 500 locations. A spokesman for the firm said: “The volumes for ParcelShop are running ahead of expectations and […]
With annual volume growing at 15% to 18% in recent years, overnight parcels specialist APC Overnight has outgrown its national hub in Essington, West Midlands. The company is in the process of relocating to a purpose-built 120,000sq ft centre at Kingswood Lakeside just off the M6 Toll road, but due to the wet summer and longer-than-expected ground works the new hub will not be operational before spring next year. But recently appointed APC chief executive Syed Ziaullah is relaxed about […]
Royal Mail has said it delivered a “resilient performance in challenging markets” despite its group profit falling by a third in the last year.