DPD has revealed its parcel volumes are at record levels as the COVID-19 pandemic triggers a massive spike in home deliveries. The company’s sister network – DPD Local – servicing shippers with smaller volumes, has also seen a “huge surge” in demand. “Easter was double what we did last Easter,” DPD marketing director Tim Jones told motortransport.co.uk. “We’ve been seeing up to a million parcels a day throughout the crisis. Volumes are surpassing the busiest days at Christmas and Black […]
A consortium of companies, including Yodel, Menzies Distribution and UPS Healthcare, are managing the collection and delivery of Covid-19 home testing kits into laboratories.
UPS predicts that tomorrow (20 December) will be its busiest day of the year with an estimated 28 million packages delivered worldwide. The parcels giant expects to deliver over 12 million more packages on its busiest day than its daily worldwide average of 15.8 million parcels. It anticipates delivering 527 million parcels globally in the four weeks running up to Christmas, a 9.7% increase on 2011’s 480 million. The carrier also expects a surge in return volumes on 3 January, […]
Jigsaw has adapted its strategy and adjusted its operational model to ensure delays are reduced and products are reaching retailers on time during the COVID-19 pandemic.