Same-day courier firm Addison Lee has launched AL Now – a two-hour rapid delivery service in London. AL Now will enable London businesses to offer its customers a specific two-hour delivery window. Addison Lee said the service is designed to help independent businesses compete on a more level playing field with retail giants such as Amazon by giving more control and choice over delivery times. Liam Griffin, CEO of Addison Lee, said: “Since the first lockdown last March, we’ve seen […]
Hermes is piloting a service in London involving ‘pedestrian couriers’ unloading parcels from Ford vans, which it said reduces vehicle emissions for final mile deliveries.
Express parcels and mail provider UK Mail Group says it is taking action to plug the gaps in its pallet distribution business UK Pallets. It reported a significant decline in operating profit from this division during the first six months of the financial year. While revenue from its pallets business rose 0.8% to £14.3m in the six months to 30 September compared to the same period last year, operating profit fell over 26% to £800,000, said the firm. UK Mail […]
A new trailblazer apprenticeship standard for managers in express delivery companies has been given the green light by BIS.