Tackling The Trials Of “Takeback Tuesday”

Tackling The Trials Of “Takeback Tuesday”

As workers headed back to their desks on Tuesday 2 January they did so bearing (unwanted) gifts –  the estimated record 15-20% of purchased goods destined to be returned to online retailers following the festive season. Already suffering from the January blues after the fun of the holidays, customers are not in the best frame of mind to deal with the trials of what has been dubbed “Takeback Tuesday”; they simply want to be able…

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Hermes Joins DIT To Encourage Business Export

Hermes Joins DIT To Encourage Business Export

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has teamed-up with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to inspire and encourage UK organisations to grow their businesses by exporting goods overseas. The company has followed in the footsteps of British Airways, HSBC, Microsoft and Deloitte by becoming a partner of the government-led Exporting is GREAT campaign. As part of its commitment to the initiative, Hermes’ in-house experts have already been speaking at a wide variety of events organised…

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Behind the scenes at FedEx this Christmas

Behind the scenes at FedEx this Christmas

The rapid growth of e-commerce will drive volume over the 2017 Christmas season. FedEx expects to see between 380-400million packages to be pass through its global network between Black Friday (24 November) to Christmas Eve, while it predicts three Mondays over the Christmas period to more than double its average daily volume (13 million shipments are normally sent per day, outside of the Christmas season). As consumer habits change, and e-commerce and last-minute purchases grow…

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Women Shifting Perceptions In A Changing Landscape

Women Shifting Perceptions In A Changing Landscape

2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics awards open for entries The annual FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards programme – launched to celebrate exceptional women reshaping the industry, is now open for nominations. With new categories introduced for 2018, this year’s awards will also recognise the achievements of men advancing the progress of women working in transport & logistics. Currently in its eleventh year, the awards programme will shine a light on the…

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OCEASOFT updates its line of Bluetooth temperature data loggers

OCEASOFT updates its line of Bluetooth temperature data loggers

OCEASOFT announces the launch of the second generation of its Atlas and Emerald Bluetooth-enabled data loggers, designed to simplify everyday tasks for professionals in the shipping and logistics sectors. OCEASOFT has updated its line of Atlas and Emerald data loggers, leveraging the latest technologies for connected objects to offer a high level of service for clients involved with logistics. The new generation products are accompanied by a new version of OCEASOFT’s mobile sensor management application,…

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Hermes Enjoys Record Black Friday And Achieves Highest Service Levels

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, enjoyed its busiest Black Friday Weekend to date after handling in excess of 4.8 million parcels, whilst also recording its highest levels of service. This follows a significant year-long investment programme, which included the opening of its £31m Midlands Super Hub in Rugby. The delivery firm saw a 7% percent growth in volumes compared to the same period last year, when it processed 4.5 million items over the weekend itself….

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Will self-driving vehicles result in job losses?

Will self-driving vehicles result in job losses?

According to Sky News, self-driving lorries have been given the green light for trials to begin across UK roads – to which the Government have committed to a £8.1 million investment to finance the trials. This comes as no surprise to the UK who already have vehicles on the roads which operate with semi-autonomous driving systems, from cruise control and lane departure warning to active park assist. But as the Government funds further developments, we…

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Hermes Announces Leadership Changes As Part of Growth Strategy

Hermes Announces Leadership Changes As Part of Growth Strategy

Hermes, the leading consumer delivery company, has announced changes to its leadership team designed to support the next stage of the industry leading organisation’s growth and progression.   Carole Walker (previously Woodhead) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Europe, Hamburg, with effect from 2nd November. She will be responsible for the leadership of all European logistics activities of the Otto Group, taking over from Donald Pilz.   Carole joined the Otto Group 30…

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Whistl continues to grow through client wins and renewals

Whistl continues to grow through client wins and renewals

Two years on from the management buy-out of Whistl, the leading delivery management company, the company continues to grow through client wins and renewals. As part of its growth and diversification strategy into parcels and international services it has expanded the range of services it provides for clients such as Express Gifts, Music Magpie and HomeServe.  It is also building on its core business mail service with renewed contracts with long standing clients Santander, Liverpool Victoria,…

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Arrowxl Makes Million Pound Investment Across Its Network

Arrowxl Makes Million Pound Investment Across Its Network

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has invested over £1 million pounds with UniCarriers to upgrade the materials handling equipment across its network. In total, 53 pieces of specialist machinery have been ordered in time for the Black Friday peak period to further enhance productivity within its hubs. The order includes a number of UniCarriers’ specialist high reach trucks that can operate at a height of 13.8 metres, the highest in the industry,…

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