Carrier Invests Over £1m In Wednesbury Sort Centre

Carrier Invests Over £1m In Wednesbury Sort Centre

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel, has announced the launch of a bespoke semi-automated sort, designed to revolutionise the handling of large, out of gauge and delicate parcels. The new state of the art system, dubbed Merlin, has been installed at Yodel’s Wednesbury sort centre and is capable of processing bulky or delicate parcels, which have previously had to be sorted by hand. The new system is a bespoke design developed by Yodel, costing over £1…

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ParcelHero Tells Brexit Forum ‘Ireland Could be Best Way Into EU Post Brexit’

ParcelHero Tells Brexit Forum ‘Ireland Could be Best Way Into EU Post Brexit’

A Brexit Forum for leading fashion, automotive and other retailers and manufacturers has been told that, unlikely as it sounds now, the Irish border could be the best route into the EU following a no-deal or hard Brexit. David Jinks MILT, the Head of Consumer Research for the international courier comparison site ParcelHero, told delegates that the Irish border may be the hardest Brexit hurdle currently, but the determination of both the UK and EU…

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Hermes revamps parcel delivery experience with IMImobile

Hermes revamps parcel delivery experience with IMImobile

Global cloud communications software and solutions provider IMImobile PLC, has been chosen by Hermes for the implementation of its new parcel notifications strategy as part of their ‘Digital Futures’ programme. Hermes will be using IMImobile’s enterprise cloud communications platform, IMIconnect, to power millions of delivery notifications each month on behalf of their retail customers. IMIconnect enables customer experience automation for millions of deliveries that are processed every year by Hermes. Customer journeys built in IMIconnect…

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Palletways UK Customers Set To Benefit From Improved Access To The Italian Market

Palletways UK Customers Set To Benefit From Improved Access To The Italian Market

The Palletways Group, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has expanded its hub network on the continent with the unveiling of a new regional hub in Verona, northern Italy. Verona is Palletways’ fourth hub in Italy and follows the successful opening of hubs in Bologna, Milan and Avellino over the past 11 years. The new regional hub in Verona will handle domestic cargo and has the potential to accelerate general cargo traffic…

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£20,000 Grant to Help UK Small Businesses

£20,000 Grant to Help UK Small Businesses

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express shipping company has announced a £20,000 grant to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow. Through the Small Business Grant, FedEx aims to help small and medium businesses across the UK realise their dreams for taking their business global.   Delivering to more than 220 countries and territories, FedEx plays an important role in connecting small businesses with overseas prospects. The…

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New Investment In Cloud TMS Delivers On Time For Courier

New Investment In Cloud TMS Delivers On Time For Courier

A fast growing West Midlands-based courier has achieved significant time saving advantages after rolling out new cloud transport management technology. R&G Logistics, based in Wednesbury near Walsall, adopted the TMS Go! system from specialist software provider Mandata 12 months ago in a move to simplify its financial processes and cut administration. The firm, which employs 20 people and operates a range of 15 flat-bed, rigid and articulated vehicles, delivering to more than 200 customers across…

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Brick-and-mortar: don’t write it off just yet!

Brick-and-mortar: don’t write it off just yet!

An accumulation of hurdles has squeezed profit margins for retail businesses, from online competition to rising business rates, and now inflation driven by Brexit. As a result store closures of household brands used to be surprising news but have become commonplace in today’s retail climate. 2018 has seen Carphone Giant, Mothercare, House of Fraser and New Look closing stores, while figures published by the Office of National Statistics this October show that the number of…

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CMS signs high-value deal with Hearst UK

CMS signs high-value deal with Hearst UK

CMS Network – the leading mail, courier and logistics specialist, part of The Delivery Group, has signed a three year, high-value deal with the world leading publishing and events company Hearst UK, for the provision of full mailroom management services at Hearst’s new flagship home in the heart of Leicester Square, Central London. The all-encompassing contract includes the supply of full inbound and outbound mail, UK, International and same day couriers, warehousing and dedicated transport…

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Courier’s Death Highlights Need For Gig Economy Legislation

Courier’s Death Highlights Need For Gig Economy Legislation

The tragic case of the death of a courier has again highlighted the need for clearer and updated legislation covering the rights of gig economy workers. Don Lane, who had diabetes, had a heart attack after completing a round for delivery firm DPD and died in hospital in January.  His wife, Ruth, says that Mr Lane had already collapsed twice at work and was ill and vomiting blood on his final day but still went…

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FedEx to Sponsor UEFA Europa League For Another Three Seasons

FedEx to Sponsor UEFA Europa League For Another Three Seasons

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced its continued sponsorship of the UEFA Europa League for the 2018 – 2021 seasons. Having been the Main Sponsor of the UEFA Europa League for the past three seasons, FedEx Express will continue as an Official Sponsor of Europe’s largest football tournament. “Football demonstrates, time and time again, an impressive capability to unite people from diverse backgrounds…

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