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Apex Insight is an independent provider of research, analysis and consulting services covering business services markets in the UK and Europe. Other recent work has covered markets including Waste Management, Vehicle Leasing, Outsourced Contact Centres, TV Production, Express Parcels, Facilities Management and Consumer Debt Purchase.

DPD UK live tests EV tyres for pollution reduction

DPD UK is trialling a new delivery vehicle tyre that is designed to reduce the amount of tyre particulate matter and micro plastics emissions. Tyre innovators ENSO have designed a ...

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Yodel reports buoyant 2020

Over the first half of the 2020-21 financial year, independent carriers Yodel saw parcel volumes increase by 26% by comparison to the same period in 2019. The company projects revenues ...

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Posti prepares for record peak season

Finnish Posti is preparing for a record Christmas peak season with volumes of up to 2 million parcels a week passing through its network. Research by the postal operator suggests ...

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PostNord to pilot Swipbox parcel locker network in Sweden

In autumn PostNord Sweden is to test Swipbox Infinity parcel lockers as part of a pilot in Stockholm. This will mean that the Swipbox Infinity solution will have reached every ...

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Bring to use Nærboks

Logistics provider Bring is working with Danish carrier-agnostic parcel network Nærboks. Bring is one of the top delivery companies in the Nordic region. The company using Nærboks now means that ...

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COVID-19: B2B down, B2C up, but then down – what is the overall impact on parcel delivery?

It’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the parcels industry, but what exactly has the impact been?  In the last couple of weeks, views of ...

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Australia Post: online shopping massive growth

The number of online purchases in Australia grew by 17.2% between 2018 and 2019 according to new research by Australia Post. Black Friday and Cyber Monday saw 31.6% growth in ...

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Parcel delivery barges in London and other major cities?

Barges are already widely used for parcel delivery in Venice, Amsterdam and other cities with extensive canal networks and narrow, crowded roads (or none at all in the case of ...

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Same day delivery is being adopted by more UK retailers – why do most continue not to?

Retailers increasingly feel the need to match the same day delivery standards set by Amazon. Amazon offers same day delivery of over one million items to several urban centres around ...

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CES – autonomous hub-and-spoke?

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) shone a light on parts of the future of autonomous delivery with autonomous hub-and-spoke being the really newsworthy concept this year. There were vans, delivery ...

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