Fortnum & Mason has become the first retailer to sign up to Parcelforce Worldwide’s recently-launched Sunday delivery service. The deal will see Parcelforce deliver products after 9am on Sundays, provided they are ordered by 2pm the day before. The company is rolling out a nationwide seven day delivery service later this month, with the first Sunday deliveries being made on 29 June. Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters said the firm has seen a “huge appetite” for weekend deliveries and […]
London retailers appear to have crewed-up to ensure delivery continuity during the Olympic and Paralympic period. Most of the major retailers and brewery groups are running night-time deliveries too during London 2012 in a bid to mitigate Olympic Route Network (ORN) restrictions. Pallet networks, including Pallet-Track and Palletline, have made sure their haulier members have contingency plans in place too, with additional vehicles and manpower in place to address any pinch points. TRG Logistics, which supplies agency drivers, provides a […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]
The 33rd Motor Transport Awards returns to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane on 3 July 2019 to celebrate, recognise and reward excellence in the road freight transport industry.