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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NetDespatch Boosts Order Fulfilment For Indigo Herbs

NetDespatch Boosts Order Fulfilment For Indigo Herbs

NetDespatch has helped Indigo Herbs to speed up its order processing and despatch procedures with the implementation of a cost-free web-based solution that seamlessly integrates with the company’s e-commerce system, XSellco. The solution has eliminated input errors and expedited overall order fulfilment. Glastonbury based Indigo Herbs processes around 40,000 orders a year, supplying more than 450 different natural health ingredients to wholesale and retail outlets throughout the UK and overseas. The NetDespatch parcel data management…

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Yodel Invests In Estate To Support Continued Growth In Parcel Volumes

Yodel Invests In Estate To Support Continued Growth In Parcel Volumes

With its parcel volumes increasing by 13 per cent year on year, UK carrier Yodel has invested in four new, strategically located sites for its service centre network, providing additional capacity throughout the year, including the peak Christmas period. Over the past 12 months, the carrier has opened new larger service centres in Northampton, Selby and Farnborough, with a fourth opening in May in Alfreton, Derbyshire. As a result of these investments, Yodel has created…

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850-Pound Polar Bear “Kali” Transported Via Fedex To Saint Louis Zoo

850-Pound Polar Bear “Kali” Transported Via Fedex To Saint Louis Zoo

The Saint Louis Zoo announced today that Kali (pronounced “Cully”), a 2 ½-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear that was orphaned in Alaska as a cub, is now resting comfortably in the Zoo’s new McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibit, which is set to open June 6.  Kali’s transportation on May 5 from Rochester, New York, to St. Louis was donated by FedEx. The Saint Louis Zoo’s veterinarian and animal care staff accompanied him on the day-long…

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Freight MD Jenny Hooper Singled Out In The FTA Everywoman In Transport & Logistics Awards

Freight MD Jenny Hooper Singled Out In The FTA Everywoman In Transport & Logistics Awards

Entrepreneur and international freight specialist Jenny Hooper, Managing Director of Nuneaton-based Independent Freight Solutions Ltd, has been singled out as a finalist in the 2015 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. Jenny has impressed the judges for her leadership skills both in her own company and within the industry, and is a finalist in the “Leader of the Year” category. Winners will be announced in a glittering ceremony on June 3rd at the London…

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Finance Birmingham Delivers £500,000 For Logistics Firm

Finance Birmingham Delivers £500,000 For Logistics Firm

Contact Transport Ltd – a logistics firm located in Garretts Green in Birmingham – has received a £500,000 boost from Finance Birmingham, a national provider of funding to SMEs. The investment will allow the company to continue its considerable growth. Over the last 12 months, it has seen a 60% increase in turnover to nearly £20 million. The funding will also ensure that Contact Transport can take on new contracts within the ‘Final Mile’ division…

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DPD Marks Chancellor’s Visit With New £150m Jobs Pledge

DPD Marks Chancellor’s Visit With New £150m Jobs Pledge

The Chancellor George Osborne today visited DPD – the UK’s favourite parcel delivery company – to hear about plans for a new £150m investment which will create over 750 new jobs. On the final day of campaigning ahead of the 2015 general election the Chancellor called in on DPD’s state-of-the-art depot in Raunds, Northamptonshire as part of a 24 hour tour of businesses across the country. The Chancellor set out the Conservatives’ plans to carry…

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Audi Pilots New ‘Car Boot’ Parcel Delivery Service

Audi Pilots New ‘Car Boot’ Parcel Delivery Service

A pilot project involving Audi, DHL Parcel and Amazon Prime will allow customers to have parcels delivered straight to their car. Audi has developed a system that enables parcels to be placed in the boot of a vehicle in an attempt to cut out items being returned to a depot when the recipient is out. Co-developed with logistics company DHL and online retail giant Amazon, the system, dubbed Audi connect easy, operates through temporary authorisation…

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InPost parcel lockers win 1st place for ePRICE

InPost parcel lockers win 1st place for ePRICE

ePRICE (part of the Banzai group, BANZ), together with InPost, took 1st place for innovation at the 4th edition of the Netcomm E-commerce Awards. The awards, recognising excellence in Italian e-commerce, were presented during one of Italy’s largest sector fairs. In Italy, InPost parcel lockers are currently available at supermarkets (Carrefour) and petrol stations (Repsol and TotalErg) and the network is expected to comprise over 800 terminals in Italy by the end of 2015. InPost…

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Is ‘White Van Man’ The Nation’s Secret Superhero?

Is ‘White Van Man’ The Nation’s Secret Superhero?

New research from AXA Business Insurance blasts apart the traditional ‘white van man’ stereotype and instead unveils a new hero of the highways – selfless, responsible and with a strong moral code. From helpful acts to heroic deeds, the survey found that the nation’s van drivers have a strong sense of civic duty and an active concern for the safety of other road users. Over half (56 per cent) regularly use their vehicle to benefit…

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