DPD has opened the fourth in its series of new “super depots” ahead of what it expects to be its busiest Christmas peak period to date. The new depot in Stoke was opened yesterday (16 November), joining new sites in Cardiff, Dagenham, and Exeter, which opened between August and October. The sites cost a combined £14m, with each site double the size of its regular depots at around 60,000ft² apiece. Each facility will handle around 25,000 parcels a day, with […]
Same-day delivery company CitySprint has said its Christmas peak was later than ever in December, as more online shoppers left their orders to the last minute.
Last month MT exclusively revealed that Yodel chief executive Jonathan Smith is to leave the parcels firm after two years in charge of the combined DHL Express Domestic UK and HDNL (not to mention 18 months in charge of the DHL business alone). Smith’s CV shows more than 20 years’ experience in parcels, including a spell as chief executive of City Link – before its problematic take-over of Target Express – and a regional director role at British Rail’s parcels […]
London Councils has stated it has no plans to relax the rules governing night-time and weekend deliveries in the capital, despite renewed industry calls for the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to be reviewed.