UPS plans to open a site in Dordon, near Tamworth, after signing a 15-year lease with developer IM Properties. The express parcel carrier plans to move into a 152,500ft² unit on the Birch Coppice Business Park, located near junction 10 of the M42.The site will include 7,500 ft² of office space and is yet to be completed. A spokeswoman for UPS was unable to provide more details about the site, or when the company is due to move in. The […]
UPS has added 10 new dual-fuel Mercedes-Benz Axors to its dedicated London 2012 fleet, the first of their kind in the logistic giant’s global 2,500-strong alternative fuel fleet. The long-wheelbase Axors feature a 4×2 drivetrain with a 360hp six-cylinder diesel engine, which has been modified by the Handstaff Group to enable them to run on a dual-fuel blend of biomethane and diesel. Modifications include the fitting of additional injectors to allow the injection of biomethane. UPS says the new Axors […]
Norbert Dentressangle will open a new DC in Taunton, Somerset, at the end of this month, granting it greater access to the South West.
The European Commission’s decision to prevent UPS from acquiring TNT Express “risks reducing competition, not increasing it”, an analyst at Transport Intelligence said. UPS has now pulled out of its multi-billion Euro plans to take over TNT Express, which the logistics analyst believes highlights the scale of the challenges the US parcel carrier faced in regard to meeting the regulatory requirements. Transport Intelligence head of consultancy Joel Ray said: “Their decision making process looks flawed, caused by a fundamental lack of […]