A trailblazer apprenticeship standard for managers in the parcel courier sector has been submitted to BIS by the Institute of Couriers (Ioc) in light of the e-retail boom and upcoming apprenticeship levy. The newly proposed apprenticeship would train managers to plan and manage the final-mile delivery of goods and packages. If approved the degree level qualification, submitted in association with the universities of Derby and West London and officially known as the express delivery management apprenticeship, will run alongside a […]
Same day courier firm CitySprint has completed its third acquisition this year with its purchase of Enfield-based The Courier Service.
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]
Increased parcel volumes at UK Mail have seen the carrier lower its price-per-drop for delivery drivers in order to remain competitive, angering a union.