Parcel delivery firm Hermes is continuing its expansion strategy with plans to open a new mega hub in Barnsley with space for almost 600 HGVs. This latest news closely follows Hermes announcement last month that it is to open another ten depots, spend £100m expanding its warehousing capacity and recruit 10,500 new employees, as the pandemic lockdown continues to drive up online retail volumes. The company has agreed a 20-year lease on the new 340,000 sq ft hub, which forms […]
Hermes has extended its deal with last mile delivery tech firm PostTag after positive results following a six-month trial.
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 […]
Hermes has disputed claims that it pays its couriers less than the minimum wage, after an investigation by The Guardian suggested some of the carrier’s self-employed workers earn as little as £5.50 an hour.