UK Mail Group has been given the green light to develop its new hub in Coventry, following its agreement with the DfT earlier this month. The operator today revealed that it has received planning permission for the 200,000ft² development. It will replace its current national hub in Birmingham, which lies on the route of the government’s HS2 plans. Construction is scheduled to commence in early 2014, and UK Mail hopes to begin moving into the site in spring 2015. In […]
Parcel carrier manager Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has had its contract with outdoor clothing retailer Musto extended to include management of a ‘click and collect’ service.
APC Overnight saw record 30% increase in year-on-year volumes over the Christmas peak, the parcel network said. To keep up with demand, the network increased trunk levels by 35% compared to 2011’s peak figures and fleet numbers increased by 20% across its network of 115 depots. Chief executive Syed Ziaullah said it began holding regional meetings in September to plan for the peak and sent out delivery predictions to each depot to help them plan for the volume uplift. Staffing […]
There are still 400 longer semi-trailer allocations available, the DfT has said, and operators only have four weeks to apply for them.