DPD has been given the go ahead to build its fifth UK hub, which it expects to go live in October 2020. The new £150m site will be built just two miles from DPD’s Hub 4 and International Gateway site in Hinckley. The 276,000ft² hub building will be 503m in length, and will be built on a 39 acre site on a new 82 acre employment park just off junction 1 of the M69. The carrier’s fifth UK hub will […]
Hazardous goods supplier ASK Chemicals has awarded a five year contract to Potter Logistics, worth £500,000. The new contract will see Potter Logistics store and handle flammable substances and other hazardous goods at Potter’s Droitwich DC. Some 600 tonnes of ASK products a month will be delivered to the DC, where they will be stored in a 40,000 ft² warehouse for highly flammable liquids. As part of the contract, it has extended its office space at the DC by nearly […]
A “huge increase” in mental health concerns in haulage during the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted the Unite trade union to push for an industry standard to tackle the growing crisis.
DPD is expanding a number of its sites and investing in a new sorting hub and depots to handle increased demand from online retailers. The £175m investment, which follows a period of growth after the launch of its Predict service, includes a £12m investment in building 10 new depots, £20m of funding to upgrade its Sheffield and Thetford depots, as well as opening a £100m East Midlands sorting hub. The expansion is expected to create 1,500 full-time jobs. A spokesman […]