Freight forwarding technology company E-Gistics has landed a government-funded £131,000 cash injection for its new online distribution platform which matches vendors and independent hauliers. E-Gistics’ platform offers smaller hauliers, pallet members and freight forwarders the ability to digitise the pricing and booking of deliveries carried out by combinations of independent firms, performing this task online rather than via emails and phone calls. The consolidaton software is so groundbreaking, according to E-Gistics, that it met all the tests to qualify as […]
Hermes UK has launched a major recruitment drive and is looking for 10,500 “parcel people” to handle volumes that are predicted to be double last year on Black Friday and at Christmas.
City Link’s profit and volumes suffered as it fell victim to lower than expected demand during the Olympic Games. The parcel firm posted a turnover of £76.2m for the three months ending 30 September, a 2.4% increase on the same period in 2011. It is the first time City Link has reported year-on-year growth in the last five years, Managing Director Dave Smith said. It made an adjusted operating loss of £5.5m in the third quarter, a 19.1% rise on […]
The UK government has published its “revolutionary” ‘Transport decarbonisation plan’ that includes a consultation on banning the sale of “non-zero emissions HGVs” under 26 tonnes by 2035 and the sale of all fossil-fuelled HGVs by 2040.