The Queen’s Speech Stutters On Brexit, But There’s Good News For Logistics And Exporters

The Queen’s Speech Stutters On Brexit, But There’s Good News For Logistics And Exporters

The details of the Government agenda for the next two years have been revealed; and the global delivery experts Fastlane International say there is some good news for exporters and logistics companies. The delayed Queen’s Speech has finally been delivered, and the e-commerce delivery specialists Fastlane International say that there is some good news for exporters and logistics; though many Brexit details remain unclear. Says Fastlane’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT: ‘There are…

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The Queen’s Speech Stutters On Brexit

The Queen’s Speech Stutters On Brexit

The delayed Queen’s Speech has finally been delivered, and the e-commerce delivery specialists Fastlane International say that there is some good news for exporters and logistics; though many Brexit details remain unclear. Says Fastlane’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT: ‘There are eight bills tackling Brexit alone; but the real details of the Government’s approach to Brexit, and how wedded they still are to a ‘hard’ Brexit – leaving the Customs Union and the…

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Coming soon to the UK: Fuel prices to rise at peak times

Coming soon to the UK: Fuel prices to rise at peak times

Recent press reports (including a news item published in The Telegraph) indicate that major supermarkets look set to introduce variable fuel pricing at the pumps in the UK – something that has apparently been commonplace across Europe and the USA for some time. Danish company a2i is reportedly in talks to introduce the software – which allows petrol stations to flex their pricing up to ten times each day – to supermarket forecourts across the…

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Whistl joins Global Parcel Alliance

Whistl joins Global Parcel Alliance

Whistl, the leading delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, Doordrop Media and Parcels, has become the only UK member of the Global Parcel Alliance (GPA) which has been launched at a ceremony in China. The GPA, which has been two years in development, is led by Chinese Courier YTO Express and includes 50 courier and parcel members from 25 countries. The aim the Alliance is to provide an international package service network covering…

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Deutsche Post And Ford To Manufacture E-Van

Deutsche Post And Ford To Manufacture E-Van

Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH and Ford-Werke GmbH are entering a partnership for the manufacturing of battery-electric delivery vehicles. Deutsche Post has already left its mark in the smaller van segment by designing and producing the emission-free StreetScooter, now both partners are working on a larger vehicle type. The chassis of the Ford Transit provides the technical basis. It will be equipped with a battery-electric drive train and fitted with a special body construction based…

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Abnormal Load Specialist Launches New Courier Service

Abnormal Load Specialist Launches New Courier Service

A specialist abnormal load logistics company is launching a new light haulage service following demand from the aerospace industry. DSL Global Freight specialises in moving abnormal loads across Europe but its new van based service has been launched following requests from customers for a reliable time critical service for smaller loads. Director Julian Frazier said investment in the new service had been made to respond to customers, particularly serving aerospace and engineering sectors, for a…

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Stephensons Opinion On The Gig Economy

Stephensons Opinion On The Gig Economy

Philip Richardson, Head of Employment Law at the national law firm Stephensons said: “The so-called ‘gig economy’ – characterised by short-term contracts and freelance work, rather than permanent employment – has been making all the wrong headlines recently, with a number of legal cases bringing greater scrutiny. “Alongside the Uber case, courier firms Hermes and Citysprint UK have been the target of negative publicity. In Dewhurst v Citysprint UK, a bike courier was recently successful in her claim…

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Absolutely Buys MayDH Limited

Absolutely Buys MayDH Limited

Absolutely (the ‘Company’ or the ‘Group’), one of the UK’s longest established courier companies, is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of MayDH Limited (‘MayDH’), which is integrating well into the Group. The acquisition includes the international courier, freight, UK overnight and same-day operations of the business. This transaction follows the Company’s two acquisitions last year of Destinations Green announced in July 2016 and Creative Cars & Couriers in September 2016.  MayDH have been operating…

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Whistl invests in 41 double deck trailers

Whistl invests in 41 double deck trailers

Whistl, the leading delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, Doordrop Media and Parcels, has signed a contract worth £2.5m for 41 new double deck trailers. Manufactured by Don Bur with maintenance and leasing provided by TIP, the new trailers will hit the roads in the coming weeks. The contract was awarded following a competitive process, and the new trailers will provide operational efficiencies, increased capacity, and an improved MPG. Whistl worked with Don…

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Next has selected Paragon HDX

Next has selected Paragon HDX

Next has selected Paragon HDX as part of a major upgrade to its omni-channel order fulfilment solution. The modular software system will be used to enhance Next’s two-man home delivery operation, enabling the retailer to improve its customer experience while keeping a tight control over costs. Paragon HDX will provide a complete fulfilment platform to help Next to continue to push the boundaries of home delivery and introduce a host of service improvements including tighter…

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