Ofcom has said it does not see competition from final-mile delivery firms as a threat to Royal Mail’s ability to continue to provide a universal postal service. Following calls made earlier this year for the regulator to protect its final-mile delivery service from increased competition, Ofcom has concluded that Royal Mail’s universal service is not currently under threat and will not impose regulatory conditions on its direct delivery competitors, including Whistl (formerly TNT Post). It will, however, monitor the direct […]
Last-mile operations and home deliveries are to be the focus at the next TfL LoCITY roadshow, taking place on 20 November.
UPS and TNT Express do not now expect their multi-billion euro merger, announced in March, to be completed until early 2013. The operators had originally hoped to seal a deal in the first half of the year, but involvement from the European Commission as regulator scuppered this timetable. Last month the European Commission temporarily suspended the takeover to allow regulators more time to gather information, a process that is ongoing. Despite this UPS and TNT had still expected to complete […]
Two post and parcel carriers at the centre of a recent investigation by Channel 4 programme Dispatches have said they do not believe its findings to be representative of service levels across their operations.