DHL Deutsche Post’s European parcels business saw turnover increase 70.3% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, driven primarily by its acquisition of UK Mail. Its European network saw turnover rise to €458m (£386.3) up from €269m (£226.8m), with UK Mail adding €139m (£117.2m) of turnover to DHL Deutsche Post Parcels Europe in the reporting period. Deutsche Post DHL made an offer of £242.7m for UK Mail in September 2016, with the deal closing in December. The acquisition is part […]
DX Group sales and marketing director Paul Doble has warned that online retailers are in danger of overwhelming capacity on their distribution networks in the run up to Christmas. Financial services firm Experian has predicted a 36% rise in online retail visits today and Doble said retailers should re-assess their delivery capabilities. Carriers are offering collection two working days before Christmas. TNT Express, DPD, FedEx, Hermes and UK Mail all said that 21 December is the last day they can […]
When Motortransport.co.uk spoke to Wincanton chief executive Eric Born last week he claimed there was little he could do about the share price of the company. Sadly, this week has proven that statement to be true.
Hauliers could face 30-mile tailbacks to ports on both sides of the Channel if the final Brexit deal involves mandatory customs and sanitary checks at the French ferry terminal, according to Port of Calais chief Jean-Marc Puissesseau.