Royal Mail has started construction of a new parcel hub in the Midlands as it capitalises on its profitable parcels business. Expected to open in 2023, the hub in Daventry will be the largest Royal Mail centre in the UK, having the capacity to process over one million mail items a day and measuring the size of 10 football pitches. Royal Mail has seen parcel volumes grow strongly, driven by online shopping during the pandemic; conversely, last year it saw […]
Ofcom has announced a “fundamental review” into the regulation of Royal Mail, after the withdrawal of Whistl’s final mile delivery service left it without a major competitor in the postal market.
Stacey Hodge, director at Office of Freight Mobility, New York City Department of Transportation, will bring an international perspective to the first Quiet Cities summit in Twickenham next month.
Final mile postal workers could boycott mail handled by private sector firms in the new year, after a consultative ballot of Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) members at the Royal Mail. The union said that it had concerns that competition in the market for final mile postal deliveries, from the likes of TNT Post, was “undermining the sustainability of the universal service”. It is calling for postal regulator Ofcom to: Protect the universal service and end cherry-picking of delivery services. Maintain […]