Hermes has opened a new distribution depot in West Thurrock as part of an investment programme to meet online shopping demand. It said 140 new jobs had been created by the opening of the 157,000 sq ft warehouse on the Valor Park industrial site. The facility can handle 115,000 parcels each day and operates 24/7 if required. Hermes said the new depot was necessary in light of continued growth in the sector and “huge demand” created by people shopping at […]
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 […]
Yodel has partnered with Dutch sortation specialist Hexapole to optimise capability for small parcels at its Shaw sorting centre in Oldham.