Possible terror threat for international couriers as ISIS target TURKEY

Possible terror threat for international couriers as ISIS target TURKEY

Recently reported in the Daily Express, terrifying new travel advice has been issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, warning Britons of active terrorist groups plotting attacks in the Mediterranean country, with concerns from Courier News that this could affect international hauliers and couriers. The nation, which has a 98.9 per cent Muslim population, has also been rocked by western Islamic fanatics attempting to enter Syria to join Islamic State, as well as home-grown terror…

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Britain’s Answer To Shyp Launches In London To Bring Uber-Like Convenience To P&P

Britain’s Answer To Shyp Launches In London To Bring Uber-Like Convenience To P&P

There exist a multitude of tech solutions for last mile delivery, from locker services to tracking solutions. But today, London startup Weengs announced the launch of its on-demand delivery service, based on the Shyp model in the US, in a bid to bring digital convenience to the first mile of a package’s journey. For a flat fee of £5.00 per collection plus the cost of delivery, Weengs provides customers with an instant postage and packaging…

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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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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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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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