Editorial: Why logistics is crucial to the UK’s future success

Last week it was the turn of the Rt Hon David Jones MP to recognise the importance of logistics to the UK’s future success. Speaking at the Keep Britain Trading conference hosted by the Freight Transport Association he said that a flourishing logistics industry was needed to ensure frictionless cross-border trade can continue. Interviewed by eDelivery.net ahead of eDelivery Expo (EDX) meanwhile speaker Glossybox’s Wioletta (more…)

SEKO selects launch location for hybrid logistics solutions in the UK

Chicago-based SEKO Logistics is to open a new centre in Milton Keynes which will serve as the launch location for a new hybrid logistics solution in the UK. It follows on from the launch of a 250,000 sq ft logistics centre in the town in 2014, which was designed to deliver a range of omni-channel services for global order fulfilment, delivery (more…)

Nightline Group rolls out new premium fleet to handle growing same-day delivery demand

Ireland’s largest independent delivery firm Nightline Group is rolling out a new premium fleet of vehicles to handle its growing volume of same-day deliveries. The company is now delivering to homes and to its network of Parcel Motel lockers seven days a week with home deliveries available from early morning until late evening. ‘We have (more…)

Logistics crucial to the UK’s future success, says minister

Logistics will play a crucial role in the UK’s future success, according to the Rt Hon David Jones MP. Speaking at the “Keep Britain Trading” conference, hosted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), this week the Minister for the Department for Exiting the European Union emphasised the importance of a flourishing logistics industry in ensuring that the (more…)

Budget investment into delivery congestion solutions welcomed by industry

Parcel broker Parcelhero has welcomed the £270 million investment into developing robotics and driverless vehicles, announced yesterday in Philip Hammond’s first budget. David Jinks, head of consumer research at ParcelHero, said: “Britain is at the forefront of technology when it comes to logistics and courier services. Parcels are being delivered (more…)

Parcelforce Worldwide expands larger item capability as UK parcels market approaches £10 billion

Royal Mail Group’s express parcel business, Parcelforce Worldwide, is upgrading its larger parcels offering following customer demand for carriers who are able to handle larger parcels, as well as the fact that some carriers are reducing the maximum size parcels they will carry. It claims that some retailers are restricting (more…)