City Link is investing in automated sortation at its Coventry hub, which it hopes will increase throughput by 50% and increase capacity for busy periods. The system will take up around a quarter of the operator’s 150,000ft² national hub and will operate alongside its manual sort and cross-docking operations, which are used for its core heavier and bulky freight volumes. Installation of the equipment, supplied by Caljan Rite Hite, will begin this month and is hoped to be in operation […]
City Link is to offer a two-hour window for B2C deliveries in a bid to increase its first time delivery rate and boost service levels.
Royal Mail Group has warned of overcapacity in the parcel market, which is leading to downward pressure on pricing, despite it handling over one billion items in a financial year for the first time.
In November, City Link’s parent Rentokil revealed the express parcels firm had recorded a loss for the first nine months of the year of £24m, albeit £1m less than that posted in the same period of 2011 on revenue up £7m to £225m. Nevertheless Rentokil chief executive Alan Brown reaffirmed his faith in the management team City Link MD Dave Smith has assembled – largely from former colleagues from Royal Mail – and the latest three year recovery plan that […]