First quarter daily parcel volumes were up 10% at UK Mail, but the firm expects growth to slow this year as it nears capacity. It expects that parcel volumes will level out during the rest of the year, as indicated in May, as the relocation of its Coventry hub to make way for HS2 puts pressure on capacity. Its interim statement covering the period from 1 April to 30 June also revealed that volumes in its mail business were up. […]
DPD has revealed its parcel volumes are at record levels as the COVID-19 pandemic triggers a massive spike in home deliveries.
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]
Since joining FedEx Express in 1995, Trevor Hoyle (pictured) has seen both the parcels industry and the way the company operates change dramatically, especially with the internet bringing new challenges. As he steps up to his new role as vice president, operations UK and Ireland, for FedEx Express and FedEx UK, the company is continuing to streamline its business and bring together the two separate operations that it has been formed of since the acquisition of domestic express carrier ANC […]