DPD Group is rebranding its B2B-focused Interlink Express to improve brand consistency within the UK. From 6 February, Interlink will become DPD Local. Founded in 1979, Interlink operates from 90 depots using the same Motor Transport award-winning technology and services as its sister company DPD. It claims to be one of the largest franchise operations in the UK. The DPD Local will carry the tagline; “Your local delivery experts” maintaining a link to its past. Group chief executive Dwain McDonald […]
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 […]
UK Mail saw its profit tumble by more than 80% in the six months ending 30 September 2015, after its relocation to a new hub and “teething issues” with the facility’s technology.
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.