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 […]
CollectPlus is opening a Parcel Point operation at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield, enabling customers to drop-off packages and collect online purchases while shopping. More than 25 million shoppers use Meadowhall each year, and CollectPlus says the new service will help extend and enhance its network of sites located at 4,700 corner shops and petrol stations. Mark Lewis, CEO of CollectPlus – a joint venture between parcels giant Yodel and Pay Point – says: “For Meadowhall’s busy shoppers and […]
Same-day distribution firm CitySprint has called for the London Congestion Charge to be tiered. It says this will help firms making essential deliveries if a proposed price hike does come into force.
TNT Express has admitted that it is unlikely to hit its profit improvement target for 2015, following an increase in competitive pressures and poor trading conditions in Europe.