Logistics companies and their customers are responding to seismic changes in online retail in an effort to tackle what is predicted to be an unprecedented peak in Christmas shopping. Following research by Barclay’s Corporate Banking that showed 15% of UK firms have created roles to cater for an increase in online demand, warehousing and distribution firm Carlton Forest said it was also seeing companies switch to more localised logistics providers as they prepare for an uplift in orders. Alistair Plant, […]
Palletline has revealed Plus Logistics, a new brand that the pallet network plans to leverage to take on the 3PLs at their own game.
Royal Mail Group has turned a loss into a profit in its UK letters and parcels arm as it revealed details behind its strategy to develop into a more parcels-focused business ahead of its planned privatisation. The Group’s first half profit for the six months ending 23 September leapt to £99m, from a loss of £41m in the same period a year ago. This came mainly as a result of a 5.6% rise in parcel volumes which now accounts for […]
Some of the largest parcel firms in the UK have criticised research by Citizens Advice which claimed to have uncovered consistent problems in their customer service and deliveries.