The collapse of City Link triggered an influx of additional volumes into the large parcels market, Panther Warehousing MD Colin McCarthy has said. The availability of product has driven Panther’s Solo delivery service, which was launched in January 2016. The service involves an individual courier delivering ugly freight that doesn’t require another pair of hands. McCarthy told Motortransport.co.uk: “Since the demise of City Link, there’s so much product in the market, which the parcel networks can’t move because it doesn’t […]
Two-man delivery firm Panther has invested £1m in new vehicles and premises to handle increased demand from new contracts. As a result from changing its model from general haulage to next day two-man delivery in 2010, it has attracted£9m in new business this year, including homeware retailers such as Bathstore, TC office furniture and Worldstores. To handle the increase in volumes it has taken on 45 Luton-bodied Renault vans this year and plans to add another 30 to its fleet […]
Total industrial and logistics floorspace take-up fell 22% last year due to weak economic conditions and a shortage of good quality stock, according to property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest UK Industrial Property Trends Today report.