Monthly Archives: April 2014

DHL opens $50M logistics hub in Tokyo

DHL Supply Chain has opened a purpose-built logistics centre in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo, representing a S$50m investment to support continued business growth in Japan. The 44,000 sq m facility took just 12 months to complete and will increase DHL’s warehouse capacity within the country by 20 per cent. It will be used as […]


InPost in new direct agreement with Australia Post

Australia Post has awarded a direct contract with InPost, the leading parcel locker operator and member of Group, commencing later this year. The new agreement will include support for Australia’s existing parcel locker network, which was already being provided by InPost, along with field services that had previously been performed by an intermediary. Rafal […]

US Postal Service trialling same day delivery in NYC

The US Postal Service (USPS) has started a same day delivery trial in New York City. The service will be branded Metro Post and see Manhattan businesses paying a fee for items to be collected in the afternoon and delivered anywhere on the island by that evening. New York District Customer Services Supervisor Jesse Garrett […]


DPD starts on €11m parcel centre

DPD is developing a new EUR 11m distribution centre in southern Germany in order to get closer to its customers in the region. The parcel carrier has begun construction of the facility that will be located at Waldeck Business Park in Dinkelsbühl, between Stuttgart and Nuremberg in Bavaria.   The facility will predominantly be used […]

OCS clinches security deal with Merlin Group

OCS has been appointed to provide a security solution at world-famous visitor attractions the London Eye, Madame Tussaud’s and the London Dungeon. Under the five-year agreement with Merlin Group, OCS will deliver a comprehensive range of services including access control, monitoring the CCTV suites, bag searches and all manned guarding requirements. Jane Sheard, UK Managing […]


Skillweb expands senior management team to target growth

Steve Binder has joined Skillweb as Sales Director to expand its Senior Management Team and will be tasked with implementing and developing the global business development strategy. Skillweb expands its senior management team with the appointment of Steve Binder as Sales Director. In his new role, Steve will be responsible for implementing and developing the […]

CollectPlus launches first ever TV advertising campaign

CollectPlus has launched a major multi-channel marketing campaign, including its first ever television advertising, to raise awareness of the brand and its parcel services. The organisation, jointly-owned by carrier Yodel and payment network PayPoint, now has 5,500 parcel shops across Britain, allowing people to send parcels, collect online purchases or return unwanted purchases to over […]

Parcel volumes up 15 per cent at UK Mail

UK Mail Group has reported a 15 per cent growth in parcel volumes during the latest quarter when compared to the same period last year. Furthermore, it revealed that Group revenues were up about 6 per cent year-on-year in the three months up to the end of March.   UK Mail said it did achieve […]

Mitie clinches security contract from Springfields Fuels

Mitie has been appointed by Springfields Fuels Ltd, a nuclear fuel production site in Lancashire, to provide a security solution. Under the terms of the agreement, a dedicated team of trained operatives from Mitie’s total security management business will operate alongside local emergency services to deliver a “safe, secure nuclear environment”. According to Mitie, the […]