Parcel carrier Worldwide Logistics and Distribution (WWLD) has acquired two-man delivery firm HTH Logistics, which trades as Home Direct Logistics. The acquisition of the furniture transport company will increase the Milton Keynes-based firm’s owned and leased fleet to 25 vehicles. A spokesman said WWLD will continue to use subcontractors, which takes the total number of vehicles it uses to 200, including HGVs. Gary Harris, Home Direct Logistics MD, said: “With the much larger fleet and support team Home Direct, under […]
Freight forwarding technology company E-Gistics has landed a government-funded £131,000 cash injection for its new online distribution platform which matches vendors and independent hauliers.
DHL Express is to increase its prices to UK clients by an average of 4.9% next year as it looks to offset rising costs. The company said that the rate rise – which will hit customers throughout the world was due to external costs that are out of its direct control and cannot be compensated through productivity improvements or economies of scale. DHL cites research by AT Kearney from November 2011 which states that volumes for the European courier, express, […]