Same-day courier and express freight specialist Speedy Freight, based in Knutsford, Cheshire, was the recipient of the first Network of the Year award at the 12th Transport Awards recently. The award, designed to recognise a longstanding member of either Courier Exchange or Haulage Exchange that has experienced significant expansion and success, was presented to the firm at an event in Kenilworth in late March in front over 300 industry professionals. Organised by freight exchange operator Transport Exchange Group, the awards […]
An HMRC investigation into Hermes’ use of self-employed couriers could have implications for the entire parcels sector, according to an industry expert.
Heathrow-based courier Crossflight has acquired the operations of North London firm DDI Worldwide as part of its expansion strategy. As of today (7 January), Crossflight will run DDI’s express courier, UK overnight and mail services out of its headquarters in Heathrow. Crossflight said the move will be seamless for all of DDI’s customers and the combined company will operate under the Crossflight brand. Crossflight MD Richard Stoughton said: “This important acquisition not only allows us to grow our business further, […]
Express parcels and mail provider UK Mail Group says it is taking action to plug the gaps in its pallet distribution business UK Pallets. It reported a significant decline in operating profit from this division during the first six months of the financial year. While revenue from its pallets business rose 0.8% to £14.3m in the six months to 30 September compared to the same period last year, operating profit fell over 26% to £800,000, said the firm. UK Mail […]