Global Freight Solutions (GFS) processed more than 10 million parcels last year as the popularity of online shopping continued to grow. The parcel and carrier management firm said it saw an increase in the volume it moved for its customers, which include online retailers and SMEs in the retail, financial, leisure and engineering sectors. To cope with the increasing volumes it has doubled the size of its workforce at its Warrington consolidation hub to 22 staff and expects to recruit […]
DX Group sales and marketing director Paul Doble has warned that online retailers are in danger of overwhelming capacity on their distribution networks in the run up to Christmas. Financial services firm Experian has predicted a 36% rise in online retail visits today and Doble said retailers should re-assess their delivery capabilities. Carriers are offering collection two working days before Christmas. TNT Express, DPD, FedEx, Hermes and UK Mail all said that 21 December is the last day they can […]
TNT UK is restructuring its operations and sales divisions in a management shake-up that will see up to 15 redundancies.
Royal Mail Group has turned a loss into a profit in its UK letters and parcels arm as it revealed details behind its strategy to develop into a more parcels-focused business ahead of its planned privatisation. The Group’s first half profit for the six months ending 23 September leapt to £99m, from a loss of £41m in the same period a year ago. This came mainly as a result of a 5.6% rise in parcel volumes which now accounts for […]