Parcels firm UPS has said it can not comment further on an investigation into the discovery of more than £1.6m worth of cannabis (pictured), amphetamines and ecstasy at a parcels depot in Tamworth in December. Border Force officers discovered the drugs in 18 separate parcels during a search on 21 and 22 December. An investigation was subsequently begun by the National Crime Agency (NCA). A Border Force spokeswoman told Motortransport.co.uk she could not say how the search had come about […]
The FTA has welcomed plans by the French authorities to dismantle a substantial part of the migrant camp in Calais in the next few days.
The European Commission (EC) said the aborted UPS and TNT merger would have increased prices and would not have been challenged enough by other carriers. The regulator officially blocked the merger from taking place on 30 January, claiming it would have restricted competition for express delivery between European countries in 15 nations. It also said that the acquisition would have reduced the number of “significant players” to two in some countries, which it claimed would have “likely harmed customers by […]
TNT Express has confirmed that the European Commission has temporarily suspended a merger bid with rival postal company UPS. Despite the delay, which will allow the EU regulator to compile more information, TNT Express say that they “would still anticipate a closing in the fourth quarter.” A spokesman for TNT Express tells MT.co.uk: “We have been notified of what is expected to be a temporary delay in the European Commission’s review process. Suspensions are not uncommon, it’s the result of […]