Pallet networks have enjoyed a business boom thanks to the UK’s marathon hot spell, according to the boss of Pallet-Track. “We’re not on our own, but we’ve seen a significant uplift of around 18% growth in the past quarter,” Nigel Parkes told MT. “I suspect all networks have experienced the same, as we all move such a variety of goods. There was a stutter at the start of the year with the snow but this run of weather has more […]
Once again the UK’s nine pallet networks bucked the general trend within logistics in 2012, delivering another year of growth. While Greece teetered on the precipice, dragging the whole eurozone deeper into its protracted economic malaise, Europe remained the focal point for many of the UK’s networks looking for the next big thing. European market leader Palletways faces competition with Pall-Ex’s ambitious European plans remaining on course despite the economic headwinds from the Continent, and Palletforce finally revealing its hand […]
Pallet networks have not adjusted their member-to-member rates for too long, the boss of Pallet-Track has said.
Parcel carrier CitySprint saw delivery volumes drop in London during the Games. The company, which handles B2B and consumer deliveries, made 75,000 deliveries to London postcodes during the Games. This was a 12% drop in volume compared with the 16 days proceeding the event (23 June to 7 July). Patrick Gallagher, chief executive of CitySprint, suggests the threat of traffic and congestion, as well as more people working from home during the period, likely reduced demand for couriers. However, the […]