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, […]
CitySprint is looking to recruit an additional 300 drivers in the run-up to this year’s festive period following a record 2012 Christmas, which saw more than 250,000 packages delivered.
London Councils has stated it has no plans to relax the rules governing night-time and weekend deliveries in the capital, despite renewed industry calls for the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to be reviewed.
In November, City Link’s parent Rentokil revealed the express parcels firm had recorded a loss for the first nine months of the year of £24m, albeit £1m less than that posted in the same period of 2011 on revenue up £7m to £225m. Nevertheless Rentokil chief executive Alan Brown reaffirmed his faith in the management team City Link MD Dave Smith has assembled – largely from former colleagues from Royal Mail – and the latest three year recovery plan that […]