Out and About at the HMS Trincomalee – A Jewel in the North East’s Crown

Out and About at the HMS Trincomalee – A Jewel in the North East’s Crown

HMS Trincomalee, a 46-gun, fifth rate Leda-class frigate and the world’s oldest warship still afloat today, lies berthed at Hartlepool’s Historic Quay where she has been a major tourist attraction for the past 27 years. For anyone looking for a trip to learn about an extremely eventful and proud chapter in Britain’s naval history, HMS Trincomalee should be a definite first port of call. Since 2014, she has proudly been part of the heritage fleet…

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Argos Launches Same-Day UK-Wide Home Delivery Service

Argos Launches Same-Day UK-Wide Home Delivery Service

Argos has announced the launch of its new Fast Track service, through which online customers can order same-day home delivery or same-day store collection for nearly 20,000 products across the UK. Customers choosing Fast Track Delivery can select from four convenient home delivery slots: 7am-10am, 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm and 7pm-10pm, seven days a week including Sunday. Customers can order by 6pm to have an item delivered by 10pm on the same day, or schedule a convenient time…

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Safer Lorry Scheme Is Not Enough

Safer Lorry Scheme Is Not Enough

HGVs without safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians are now banned throughout Greater London under Britain’s first “Safer Lorry Scheme”. However, the ban on its own is not enough, according the O’Donovan Waste Disposal.  Vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes entering London must now be fitted with sideguards to protect cyclists from being dragged under the wheels in the event of a collision, along with Class V and Class VI mirrors to give the…

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Parcel2Go.com launches low cost offer

Parcel2Go.com launches low cost offer

Parcel delivery comparison web site Parcel2Go.com has launched a £2.16 delivery offer for items weighing up to one kilo. It reckons the price of £2.16 ex-VAT is the cheapest option around. Marketing manager Robert Mead said: “We know from the introduction of Amazon Prime and the reported development of drones that people want their deliveries made faster, but they don’t want to pay through the nose for this service. It’s vital that businesses respond to…

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PayPal sneaks out buy-now-pay-later option

PayPal sneaks out buy-now-pay-later option

With no prior announcement – officially at any rate – PayPal is reported to have started letting buyers use a service which means payment for items bought online can be delayed for a short time. The quiet roll-out of the service has come a mere eight months after the service was originally slated for introduction in the UK. Nevertheless some online shoppers – among them Chris Dawson at Tamebay.com – have reported being shown a…

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Etsy Users Should Prepare for Amazon’s Crafty Handmade launch

Etsy Users Should Prepare for Amazon’s Crafty Handmade launch

Parcel price comparison site ParcelHero says Etsy traders and buyers must be ready for Amazon Handmade to launch as early as this month. Expert parcel price comparison site ParcelHero says users of the artisan marketplace Etsy should prepare for the imminent launch of Amazon’s rival Handmade service, possibly as early as mid-September. ParcelHero’s Head of Public Relations, David Jinks MILT, says ‘Amazon is a self-confessed industry disruptor, and having conquered the mass e-commerce market it…

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Amazon UK offers free standard delivery to pick-up locations

Amazon UK offers free standard delivery to pick-up locations

Amazon has announced that all customers can now benefit from free standard delivery to any of its 13,000 UK Pickup Locations. Amazon Pickup Locations include rail, tube and petrol stations, newsagents and convenience stores, universities, libraries, business parks, an airport and Post Office branches. In an official statement  Amazon added: “Free Standard Delivery is now available on products sold or fulfilled by Amazon. To be eligible for this service, an order will include £10 or…

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ByBox International Expansion Reaches New Record

ByBox International Expansion Reaches New Record

International logistics & technology firm ByBox today announces record numbers of international freight deliveries since launching the service in 2005, hitting 1,650 cross border deliveries a day. ByBox’s network collects deliveries from Belgium, France, Germany, Holland and Ireland for delivery in the UK, using both air and road transportation methods. Collections can be made as late as 8pm for delivery in the UK before 8am the following day. Konica Minolta, one of the world’s biggest…

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NetDespatch partners with AMI

NetDespatch partners with AMI

NetDespatch, the leading SaaS parcel data management platform for postal and parcel carriers, has partnered with the world’s leading airfreight and express wholesaler Air Menzies International (AMI) to provide an integrated end-to-end international delivery solution for AMI customers. Established in 1976, AMI provides ‘neutral’ air freight and Express wholesale services exclusively to freight forwarders and courier agents. It works with the world’s airlines and integrators to purchase large volumes of capacity which allows customers to…

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Accenture acquires Total Logistics

Accenture acquires Total Logistics

Accenture has acquired Total Logistics, the independent logistics and supply chain consultancy based in Wokingham. It plans to use Total Logistics’ supply chain and logistics strengths to support clients in the retail and consumer goods industries. Over time, it wants to extend Total Logistics’ capabilities to other industries, including life sciences, automotive and industrial equipment. Lucy Larkin, managing director in Accenture’s Retail practice in the UK, said: “The acquisition of Total Logistics ensures that we are…

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