Norbert Dentressangle has opened a national hub for its Specialist Services two-man delivery arm in Brownhills, near Walsall. The site features 20,000ft² of high bay storage space, a 23,000ft² cross-docking area with 22 loading bays and a 100,000ft² office area. The site will help ND meet current storage and distribution requirements, as well as give it room for expansion. It follows the opening of a regional Specialist Services DC in Taunton, Somerset last year. Further development at the site is […]
DHL Express is planning to invest £30m in its network of depots and hubs over the next four years. UK and Ireland chief executive Phil Couchman revealed exclusively to MT that the logistics giant plans to expand capacity nationwide as a result of demand for international express deliveries over the past 12 months.
Work has started on Hermes’s new £31m super hub in Rugby, which will increase the company’s capacity by almost a quarter.
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]