TNT Express and Royal Mail’s international delivery arm GLS are among 20 parcel companies that have been fined by the French competition authority for price fixing between 2004 and 2010. An investigation by French competition body L’Autorité de la concurrence (FCA) found that the companies traded pricing information and agreed on annual rate increases in the French parcel delivery sector during meetings held by trade association TLF. The allegations came to the authority’s attention in 2008. The body has today […]
Tarmac has confirmed it is in consultation with staff, following media reports suggesting it intends to relocate its headquarters from Wolverhampton to Solihull as part of its joint-venture with Lafarge. The firms are looking to combine their UK activities in the cement, aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete (RMX) sectors to find further efficiencies in a tough environment. According to reports, the closure of Tarmac’s Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, headquarters and the opening of a new base in Solihul is one of the […]
With volumes and demand on the up, 2012 has been a year of change for parcel carriers. But adjusting to the increase in demand in a competitive market has been easier for some than it has for others. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at some of the biggest stories in the parcel market during the past 12 months. UPS agrees TNT takeover bid Parcel giant UPS’ planned acquisition of TNT Express was one of the most talked about stories in the parcels […]
Royal Mail has warned that Ofcom’s decision to investigate changes to contract terms for Access customers will create “a period of uncertainty in the UK postal market”.