Doddle will be teaming up with delivery company DPD

Doddle will be teaming up with delivery company DPD

Doddle will be teaming up with delivery company DPD, when its “Commute and collect” parcel shops join the DPD Pickup network that is launching on 22nd June. Doddle, a joint venture between Network Rail and entrepreneur Lloyd Dorfman, runs a network of parcel shops located at UK rail stations. Yesterday (3 June), the company announced the opening of its 35th store, located on Platform 12 at London’s Paddington Station, one of the busiest stations in…

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Menzies acquires AJG Parcels for £7.5m

Menzies acquires AJG Parcels for £7.5m

Baggage handler and newspaper distributor John Menzies has bought the biggest parcels delivery firm in the Highlands for £7.5 million in cash. AJG Parcels, founded in 1992 by Adrian Gray, handles more than three million parcels a year in the Highlands and Islands and Menzies said the acquisition would offer opportunities to “scale the business across our wider network”. Edinburgh-based Menzies said its Distribution division currently deals with more than 100 million deliveries a year…

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CitySprint Launches On The Dot

CitySprint Launches On The Dot

CitySprint, the UK’s leading same day distribution company, this week launches On the dot, its innovative new consumer-focused delivery offering that allows customers to specify a one-hour delivery window for their delivery. On the dot is designed to give consumers the control, convenience and simplicity they expect in today’s on-demand, omnichannel culture by providing delivery on their terms, rather than the carrier’s. The new service is being launched in London ahead of a wider roll-out…

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Delivery expert questions whether Royal Mail can survive on its own

Delivery expert questions whether Royal Mail can survive on its own

The London-based international courier ParcelHero says the news that the Government is to sell-off its remaining 30% stake in Royal Mail will free the company to make urgent investment in its ageing infrastructure. However it comments that the new company would be a ripe candidate for a take-over. Industry expert Roger Sumner-Rivers, founder of international couriers ParcelHero, says: ‘This announcement looks to be good news for customers, who will benefit from the more commercial and…

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Increased demand for efficiency in the supply chain has seen exceptional growth at ByBox

Increased demand for efficiency in the supply chain has seen exceptional growth at ByBox

Relentless demand for greater speed and efficiency in the supply chain is the back-drop to international logistics and technology firm ByBox’s announcement today of a record £73m* turnover for 2014.  ByBox continues to show strong growth in operations, reporting an increase in turnover of 12 per cent, up from £65 million in 2013. This strong trading update follows the business’ strategic transition to focus on its two core activities: B2B field support and global click-and-collect…

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Fuel Consumption: Only Trust Your Own Figures

Fuel Consumption: Only Trust Your Own Figures

Van users have been warned to treat all fuel consumption figures with caution, unless they derive from their own experience. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager for Fuel Card Services, said, “A recent Which? report showed only 13 of 200 tested vehicles living up to manufacturers’ official mpg figures. Surprisingly, this is hardly news, with various vehicle makers being fined for misleading during recent years. Van users can hardly expect that LCV manufacturers’ claims are any…

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HMV Set to Launch New E-commerce Option

HMV Set to Launch New E-commerce Option

HMV is planning to launch an e-commerce website in the next few weeks, which will allow the public to purchase from them online for the first time since they went into administration in 2013. Two years ago the media high street giant collapsed after struggling with £170 million of debt. More than 220 shops and 4,000 jobs were put at risk until the company was rescued by restructuring firm Hilco three months after going into…

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Parcels on a Train!

Parcels on a Train!

As Amazon takes to the subway, ParcelHero says railway stations make great pick-up points Amazon has started using New York’s subway system for its new Prime Now one-hour delivery service to beat the city’s notorious jams. The London-based international courier ParcelHero says the move makes sense as subways are frequently faster than city streets and stations are an ideal place to install parcel lockers. The company also asks if the UK will see a similar Amazon service?…

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Hurt locker: Why the US and UK need more parcel lockers urgently

Hurt locker: Why the US and UK need more parcel lockers urgently

International courier ParcelHero says more drop boxes will reduce emissions and improve service Failed home deliveries have an environmental and social impact, says global courier ParcelHero. The e-commerce specialists say that, on average, 12% of parcels are not delivered when expected or are ‘carded’. This usually means a second delivery attempt, or the customer having to visit a parcels depot: both results create unnecessary journeys. ParcelHero’s David Jinks MILT says: ‘Parcel lockers are the obvious…

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FedEx to sponsor UEFA Europa League

FedEx to sponsor UEFA Europa League

FedEx is to be the main sponsor of the UEFA Europa League after signing a three year deal with UEFA. The value of the sponsorship has not been disclosed, although European press reports suggest it is worth “a high seven figures a year”. It starts with the 2015-16 season and will run for three seasons through to 2017-18. UEFAeuropaCupThe Europa League spans 192 teams across 54 nations, and FedEx, which is currently in the process…

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