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Post & Parcel
postandparcel.info - Dec 30th 2014
Administators Ernst & Young have said they will be informing employees of the potential for substantial redundancies among the 2,727-strong workforce will be announced by tomorrow 31st December.
City Link went into administration on Christmas Eve, when it ceased to accept any further parcels from customers at either it's depots or it's transport hub in Coventry. City Link, which had delivered around 76m parcels a year, re-opened it's depots to the public yesterday so that parcels can be retrieved.
With more than 2,000 City Link employees are now facing redundancy, the companys self-employed couriers also face the prospect of losing money owed.
The UK government has urged both employees and contractors to contact administrators in the first instance.
A handful of companies have come forward to state the possibility that they could hire ex-City Link employees or contractors, and support City Link customers looking for alternative delivery solutions.
BBC News - Dec 23rd 2014
China's eager online shoppers have created a booming courier industry.
China has a booming courier industry that has emerged to service China's obsession with online shopping.
According to the government's postal bureau, Chinese courier services will deliver an estimated 12 billion parcels this year, putting China on course to surpass the US as the world's biggest delivery sector.
The sheer size of China's online retail sector is staggering. Last month, on 11 November, the country marked Singles' Day - a relatively new holiday that was invented a few years ago to give unmarried people an excuse to spoil themselves a little.
On that day this year, Chinese shoppers outdid themselves, buying bn (£5.8bn) worth of products on the country's biggest shopping platform, Taobao.
Chinese web retailers need little excuse to set up new shopping events. Right after Singles' Day, huge discounts were offered on Black Friday, originally an American shopping event.
Post & Parcel
postandparcel.info - Mar 17th 2014
Deutsche Post DHL has extended its fleet of alternative vehicles to 10,500.
This is an increase of over 4,000 cars in the past year,
Worldwide, DHL currently operates over 300 electric vehicles, more than 300
hybrids and almost 2,500 on bio fuel, gas, ethanol or dual fuel.
Manoella Wilbaut, Head of Global Commercial Developments for DHL Automotive
sector says "We are at the forefront of testing alternative drives:
electric vehicles are particularly suitable for urban delivery on defined
routes, where we can take full advantage of their CO2-efficiency, low noise
levels as well as efficient cost systems. The Renault Kangoo Z.E. is a vehicle
we currently use successfully in several European countries"
Uwe Hochgeschwurtz, Corporate Sales Director, Senior Vice President of Renault
syas "With Kangoo Z.E. and its 4m3, Renault supplies a perfect tool for
urban deliveries all over the globe. With this agreement, Renault and DHL will
accelerate the implementation of Kangoo Z.E. in more new countries, in each
As one of the most recent activities Deutsche Post DHL signed a letter of
intent for a possible future global framework agreement with car manufacturer
Renault containing the options for a future purchase of Renault Kangoo Z.E. The
Kangoo Z.E. is an electrified vehicle that is used at the moment by DHL in
France as well as in Aruba, Belgium, Denmark and Germany. Overall DHL currently
uses 304 electric vehicles including not only the Kangoo Z.E, but also the
Renault ZOE and Renault Twizy.
Post & Parcel
postandparcel.info - Feb 26th 2014
DHL Parcel who, after a a successful roll out in Cologne, the Ruhr area, Berlin
and Munich under a pilot launched in 2012, is now expanding the reach of its
new evening delivery services in Germany with the launch in Hamburg and
The service is particularly aimed at working professionals that love shopping
from the Internet, but also targets families who are out during the day and do
not want to wait at home for parcels to be delivered.
Customers can opt for one of two delivery windows, 6pm to 8pm and 8pm to 10pm,
and in some caes can even request same-day delivery for some goods.
IDHL have said that since customers have made a conscious decision to choose a
particular delivery window, the evening service allows nearly 99% of all
shipments to be delivered directly to the recipient first time,.
News & Star
newsandstar.co.uk - Oct 12th 2013
It was a very special delivery for two supermarket delivery drivers as they
embarked on an emergency booze run from Carlisle to a wedding in
Scotland. Asda booze run photo Asda staff at Kingstown smartened up themselves
and the van for the dash
Asda head office was contacted by the distraught mother-of-the-bride on
Thursday after the alcohol supplier for the wedding which was taking
place in Dumfries had let them down. Bosses at the supermarket giant
reassured her and pledged to deliver £1,000 of alcohol to the Dumfries
venue by the afternoon. And so it was Asda in Carlisle, which was called upon
to save the day.
In the spirit (obvious pun) of the event, store managers Aaron Rigg and Neil
Kilgour ditched their usual green uniforms in favour of more formal attire, and
even the van itself was adorned with festive green ribbons tied to its wing
mirrors and stretched down to the front.
A spokeswoman admitted they would have liked to decorate the vehilce further,
but the van still had a 75-mile round trip to Dumfries along a the motorway.
This is a first for us: to go to such lengths, in this style, for a
customer to receive their shopping delivery, she said. Without
this, their wedding would become a dry wedding very quickly.
fleetdirectory.co.uk - Oct 10th 2013
London will trial out-of-hours freight deliveries from early 2014. The
Mayors office and Transport for London are working with the London
boroughs in a bid to reduce the capitals congestion problem. They aim to
explore the idea that many more deliveries could be made out od busy hours.
Out-of-hours deliveries were trialled during London 2012 Olympic Games with
great success and transport companies have been asking the Government to
introduce it on a more permanent basis.
Representatives made up from TfL, key boroughs, retailers, London Councils, FTA
and RHA have formed a new consortium - aimed at looking at how out-of-hours
deliveries can be carried out more often in the longer term without causing
unnecessary disruption to residents.
Jack Semple, Director of Policy at the Road Haulage Association (RHA) said
It is right to recognise the continuing progress made by the haulage
industry and its suppliers in making operations safer and more efficient and
that many factors are out-with the control of HGV and van operators.
Parcel and Post
postandparcel.info - Sep 18th 2013
City Link, the loss-making UK parcel carrier, are set for staff to go on strike
for seven days from Tuesday, 24th September. The RMT union said today that the
industrial action would involve hundreds of staff at the
Coventry-based parcel carrier, from midnight on 24th September to 1pm on 30th
City Link as a whole has about 4,200 actual employees and about 650
owner-drivers, working out of a network of 60 depots. The union is leading
protests over pay and working conditions at City Link, City Link said that it
intends to challenge the matter in the courts.
The company delivers about 76m parcels a year, with about an 8% market share in
the UK, generating a revenue of around £321m a year.
dailypost.co.uk - May 6th 2013
Commitment to providing an exceptional personal service has helped Caernarfon
and Sandycroft-based Delsol (Delivery Solutions) to a record-breaking 11%
The firm now has a fleet of 60 vehicles including sprinter vans, HGVs and
bikes. Co-directors Tony Parry and Simon Walker say Delasol handled its largest
ever parcel and pallet volumes across both depots in 2012.
Tony said We believe that our core principals of affordability and high
quality customer service are making us far more attractive than our
Delsol recently announced a £278,000 investment in its vehicle fleet to
cater to increased demand. The investment saw Delsol boost its fleet with two
new Volvo trucks and 15 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.
seattletimes.com - Apr 18th 2013
UPS driver Peggy Larson, of Port Orchard, Seattle, has just accomplished 30
years of accident-free driving. This is after covering over 800,000 miles in
United Parcel Service, or UPS as it's known, traces its roots to two teenagers
who began operating with one bicycle out of a basement office in
Seattles Pioneer Square in 1907. The company, now based outside Atlanta,
has become the worlds largest package-delivery company, moving 4.1
billion packages and documents worldwide last year.
Peggy said Im not an office person. I like it out here, said
Larson as she guides her boxy brown 18-foot truck up a hill in Manchester, east
of Port Orchard. I love the chance to be outside, and to get to know my
customers, she said. Its almost like I have my own small
business, delivering packages.
On the road, she drives well behind the vehicle in front of her. And in close
quarters, shell try to make eye contact with other drivers so she knows
they see her. Shes especially cautious in neighborhoods with small
children, because a truck carrying a load of packages can be a kid
magnet. They want to see whats inside, she said.
They know we work for Santa Claus.