UK Mail has secured a 231,000ft² plot of land in the West Midlands to develop its new hub. The purpose-built mail and parcel sorting centre will be developed at Prologis Park Ryton, near Coventry, and will include a 36,330ft² head office building. Automatic sorting equipment will be installed at the site, which the operator says will increase the proportion of parcels it sorts automatically from 20% to 80%. UK Mail chief executive Guy Buswell said: “Prologis Park Ryton was selected […]
Royal Mail is considering applying a fuel surcharge to some of its contract parcels and mail services, while rival carrier UK Mail has reduced parcel prices for SMEs.
Parcel and carrier manager Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has opened a northern consolidation depot in Warrington, a new head office and moved into its first overseas office in Athens.
UK Mail remains confident about its long-term prospects, and has now got a handle on problems at its new sortation hub that are set to have a significant impact on its full year earnings.