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 […]
Royal Mail will take on an additional 19,000 employees for the Christmas peak season, 2,600 of whom are intended for its Parcelforce operation.
Two-man delivery firm Panther has invested £250,000 in technology, allowing it to provide customers with a three hour delivery window. It has developed a mobile app in its aim to stay ahead of its competitors, allowing Panther to track the location of its drivers, send them the details of their daily deliveries and allow customers to sign for their goods. The firm can also text or email a customer the night before the delivery to provide them with a three […]
A plan to transport freight from Manston Airport to the capital by electric vehicle to Ramsgate Port and onwards to London via the River Thames is being discussed by The Port of London Authority (PLA) and airport owners RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP).