Hermes UK has appointed Carl Lyon as chief operating officer (COO) to support a significant increase in volumes due to both Covid-19 and the ongoing growth of online shopping. Lyon has been with the business for over seven years in a number of senior operational roles, including most recently operations director – delivery experience. He has been a member of the Hermes UK main board for three years and has successfully developed its delivery model with the introduction of industry-leading […]
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 […]
TNT Express has confirmed that the European Commission has temporarily suspended a merger bid with rival postal company UPS. Despite the delay, which will allow the EU regulator to compile more information, TNT Express say that they “would still anticipate a closing in the fourth quarter.” A spokesman for TNT Express tells MT.co.uk: “We have been notified of what is expected to be a temporary delay in the European Commission’s review process. Suspensions are not uncommon, it’s the result of […]
Yodel has appointed a new legal director specialising in retail and logistics.