Work on DPD’s £100m East Midlands hub has been completed, with the facility expected to be fully operational by next September. The 360,000ft² hub at Hinckley Commercial Park, Leicestershire, has 264 loading dock doors, 73,087ft² for mezzanine split over two floors and will have a Beumer automated sortation system which will run the length of the 5,059ft-long building. The parcel carrier claims that the hub was completed ahead of schedule. Building work began in July 2013. The operator plans to […]
Parcel specialist Hermes is to open two depots in the South East as it prepares for the Christmas peak. A 52,000 ft² warehouse in West Thurrock, Essex, will be located between Lakeside Shopping Centre and the QE2 Bridge near to the A13 and M25. Hermes will create 60 new jobs at the site in management, administration, warehousing and driver roles. The second site in Maidstone, Kent, will replace its exisiting depot in Rochester, doubling warehousing capacity in the area to […]
Yodel’s annual loss increased by nearly half, its latest financial accounts reveal, despite a change in senior management and the firm’s extensive remodelling of its network.
Both DPD UK and UPS (via Cross River Partnership) provided delegates at Freight in the City 2018 with more details on their respective electric-powered urban distribution operations in the capital.