APC Overnight is to increase both parcel sortation and truck parking capacity at its Staffordshire HQ in preparation for the Christmas peak. The £6m investment will see an additional two sortation systems installed at its Cannock hub by the end of this month, increasing sortation capacity to between 15,000 and 20,000 parcels per hour. It currently is able to process between 20,000 and 25,000 parcels a night. It also includes the acquisition of a 2.5 acre plot of land adjacent […]
With volumes and demand on the up, 2012 has been a year of change for parcel carriers. But adjusting to the increase in demand in a competitive market has been easier for some than it has for others. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at some of the biggest stories in the parcel market during the past 12 months. UPS agrees TNT takeover bid Parcel giant UPS’ planned acquisition of TNT Express was one of the most talked about stories in the parcels […]
Hicks Logistics has moved into warehousing after the acquisition of a 20,000ft² industrial unit next to its Caldicot base on the Severn Bridge Industrial Estate. The company hopes the diversification will boost its annual turnover from £7.5m to around the £10m mark, and has taken on ten more staff taking its team to 80.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.