The volume of parcels being handled by UK Mail has surpassed its current operational capacity. In its pre-close trading update for the financial year ended 31 March 2015, UK Mail said the final quarter saw a 12% increase in parcel volume on the same period of the previous year. The spike, it said, is in part as a result of competitor City Link entering administration in December 2014. UK Mail said its operating costs had been higher than expected as […]
Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has begun work on a new contract with Liverpool FC, managing the delivery of home and away kits ordered from the club’s online store.
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]