An Post: Parcel volumes surge by 230%

Irish postal operator An Post is set to have its busiest ever Black Friday weekend. In recent weeks An Post has opened its second automated parcel hub in CityWest, Dublin, and taken on 600 electric delivery vehicles. Parcel volumes have already been at record levels with the postal operator handling 2.5 million parcels a week ...

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Ford – online shoppers prefer electric delivery vehicles

Almost six in ten online shoppers in the UK and Germany would prefer deliveries by electric powered vehicles according to a survey by commercial vehicles manufacturer Ford. The Ford research ...

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Ofcom Annual Monitoring Report identifies failure of Royal Mail to meet efficiency and productivity targets

UK communications regulator Ofcom has published a report calling on Royal Mail to improve its efficiency and modernise its delivery network as the regulator suggests that the universal service obligation ...

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Monster: could women be the answer to supply chain skills shortages?

UK recruitment platform Monster is calling for more women to apply for supply chain roles, with 50,000+ jobs recently being advertised in the sector as demand booms. There is a ...

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Omniva offers contactless delivery

Estonian postal operator Omniva is offering safe-place and signature-free parcel delivery. Omniva parcel recipients can now arrange for parcels to be left in a safe place should they not be ...

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UPS ups dry ice production ahead of vaccine delivery spike

Ahead of the expected demand for cold chain COVID-19 vaccine deliveries, UPS has authorised UPS Healthcare to produce up to 545kg of dry ice per hour in its US facilities. ...

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Hermes UK launches mental wellbeing programme

In the face of pressures associated with the surge in demand for deliveries and the pandemic, Hermes UK has instituted a mental wellness programme for its staff. Seventy-two Hermes UK ...

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Royal Mail to deliver and collect household COVID test kits

Royal Mail is to deliver COVID-19 home testing kits to households across the UK, seven days a week. The contract from the Department of Health and Social Care is to ...

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DHL Supply Chain deploys electric truck

DHL Supply Chain has deployed its first electric 16 tonne truck in the UK, delivering goods to customers in the West End of London. The Volvo FL Electric 4×2 rigid ...

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Quadient: 38% UK online shoppers use parcel lockers

Mail and parcel technology providers Quadient have published the results of a survey into UK customer shopping behaviour and delivery expectations in the run up to Cyber Weekend and Christmas. ...

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