Multi-Motor Transport Award winning parcels carrier DPDgroup is set to introduce a new service later this year that will allow its customers to choose their own hour-long delivery slot. DPD Precise, which should be running by the summer according to chief executive Dwain McDonald, follows in the footsteps of its Predict software platform, which was the first home delivery service to whittle delivery slots down to an hour. The new service will come at no extra cost to DPD customers, […]
Royal Mail is opening eight temporary sorting centres to handle the expected rise in parcel volumes this Christmas. The centres will be dedicated to sorting a ‘significant proportion’ of the parcels handled by the firm before they are distributed to regional depots across the country. Temporary operations will be phased in across the peak period and will open in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Swansea, Bolton, Tamworth, Peterborough, Swindon and Greenford, west London. Managing director of operations and modernisation Mark Higson said: “Christmas […]
UK Mail saw its highest ever daily volumes across its parcels and mail divisions in March, the firm reported in its pre-close trading update today (9 April), but would not reveal the actual numbers.
Menzies Distribution has bought Scottish parcels carrier Oban Express to boost its service offering in remote locations.