The Delivery Group Sells P2P Mailing to Fedex Corporation

The Delivery Group Sells P2P Mailing to Fedex Corporation

The Delivery Group, a Next Wave Partners’ (“Next Wave”) portfolio company, has sold P2P Mailing, its E2E international e-commerce delivery solutions subsidiary, to FedEx Corporation, a global giant in cross-border delivery services, for an enterprise value of £92 million. Founded in 2008, and based in Laindon in Essex, P2P is a leading provider of outbound e-commerce delivery services, from the UK to international markets. P2P’s range of market-leading solutions include its proprietary “TRAKPAK” software suite,…

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CMS Celebrates 50 years of Success

CMS Celebrates 50 years of Success

Managed mail and delivery expert CMS is celebrating its golden anniversary after 50 successful years of operation. The Rotherhithe-based company, whose clients include Barclays, Sage, Bauer and Haymarket, was founded in New York in 1968. The company’s origins were in the secure and compliant distribution of financial research and IPO (Initial Public Offering) documentation – a service CMS still provides for leading financial businesses across the globe today. By 1998, growth allowed CMS to open…

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FedEx Names Ruud Gullit as Ambassador of UEFA Europa League Sponsorship

FedEx Names Ruud Gullit as Ambassador of  UEFA Europa League Sponsorship

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announces Dutch footballing legend, Ruud Gullit, will act as ambassador during its third season as Main Sponsor of the UEFA Europa League (UEL). Gullit, widely considered one of the greatest players of his generation, has played professionally for a number of clubs in Italy, England and the Netherlands, as well as captain of the Dutch National Team.  He went…

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Is the Cost-to-Deliver too high?

Is the Cost-to-Deliver too high?

With the annual Delivery Conference kicking off this week at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London, this made me think that this is the first post peak reunion of the industry and that we can be sure there will be plenty of analysis of peak and how this all went.  Likewise, as the industry gathers together there will also be a look ahead at the year and what we can expect in 2018. Of course there…

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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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