Brexit crisis escalates as the EU threatens legal action and ParcelHero reveals a £5.25bn e-commerce black hole

Brexit crisis escalates as the EU threatens legal action and ParcelHero reveals a £5.25bn e-commerce black hole

Britain’s unilateral decision to shelve the next phase of Northern Ireland border checks has left the EU threatening legal action, while a new ParcelHero report reveals UK e-commerce stores face a 35% drop in sales of products sourced outside the UK.  The international delivery specialist ParcelHero says the Government’s Brexit plans are in crisis. It warns Brexit is likely to cost UK traders £5.25bn in lost revenues and increased costs. ParcelHero is also cautioning that…

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Brexit-effect sees surge in demand for express break bulk services

Brexit-effect sees surge in demand for express break bulk services

Break bulk services are not a new phenomenon in the express delivery industry, but since the UK announced it would leave the European Union and its single customs union, there has been a significant upswing in interest.  Where speed of cross-border delivery is key, break bulk can reduce paperwork and potential delays at the border as well as cut shipping costs. At Logistyx Technologies, we have seen a 250% increase in customers using or close…

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DHL Parcel rolls out electric vans in London

DHL Parcel rolls out electric vans in London

New vans to contribute to improved air quality in the Capital A step towards DPDHL’s Mission 2050 target of zero logistics-related emissions DHL Parcel has launched 14 new electric courier vans across London as the start of a national electric roll-out. The vans will operate out of DHL’s Docklands depot, where they will be charged overnight using onsite facilities to serve central London. The Renault ZE Masters vans have a range of 75 miles, making…

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Data security may be at risk because of accelerated growth

Data security may be at risk because of accelerated growth

The headline figures for the Courier, Express Delivery and Parcel (CEP) sector are impressive. There’s no doubt that the market has grown dramatically over the last 12 months and that businesses have done an incredible job of meeting demand under challenging conditions. But here’s why 2021 needs to be about tackling risk and ensuring that quick gains translate into long-term success, according to the cyber security experts at Security Risk Management. Rapid growth often leads to…

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Face coverings myth-busters – separating truth from fiction when it comes to masks

Face coverings myth-busters – separating truth from fiction when it comes to masks

For those working in the medical & health sectors, wearing a PPE grade mask is now compulsory. However, the speed of the pandemic has brought new demand for face coverings with hundreds of products in the market, huge variations in price and quality and a lack of transparency in how face coverings’ performance and safety standards are measured. For those in retail this can understandably be problematic, making the vital role of protecting staff and…

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UK car manufacturing falls -44.6% in August as coronavirus bites again

UK car manufacturing falls -44.6% in August as coronavirus bites again

UK car production declines -44.6% in August with 51,039 units rolling off factory lines. Ongoing coronavirus crisis stalls efforts to ramp up output with weak demand overseas compounded by heavy domestic losses. Production so far this year down -40.2% with a loss of 348,821 units worth more than £9.5bn to UK car makers. As pandemic’s second wave engulfs UK, sector welcomes new support for jobs but warns that demand-hit manufacturing sector not yet out of…

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Lucketts go the distance with TruTac’s compliance software

Lucketts go the distance with TruTac’s compliance software

Lucketts Travel, based on the south coast and part of National Express, have been using TruTac compliance control software for over 10 years and in recent times, TruTac’s TruLinks API suite has enabled the company to automatically integrate verified vehicle and driver tachograph data direct into other systems. For example, the powerful vehicle distance data is used in systems such as planning maintenance schedules, fuel usage and vehicle utilisation. Live, verified data is vital for…

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American Airlines to commence flights from London Heathrow Terminal 5

American Airlines to commence flights from London Heathrow Terminal 5

American’s move to Terminal 5, the home of British Airways, will improve the customer experience and strengthen American Airlines and the International Airline Group’s (IAG) Atlantic Joint Business From July 7, American Airlines will begin provisionally operating all flights from London Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 5, the home of its Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld member, British Airways. The co-location of American’s operations into Terminal 5, voted best airport terminal in the world six…

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Hermes Supports UK Supermarkets

Hermes Supports UK Supermarkets

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, usually known for delivering alongside retailers such as Next, John Lewis and ASOS, has reached out to the big-five UK supermarket chains to offer support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hermes has pledged its services to supermarkets through a dedicated online portal, so food can reach the supermarket shelves and shopping baskets of those requiring essentials, at a time of need. The delivery firm is already working with ASDA and Morrisons…

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Axing of Government Subsidy Doubles Demand For Solar Power

Axing of Government Subsidy Doubles Demand For Solar Power

The 1st April is the 1st anniversary of the abolition of the Government’s feed-in tariffs (FITs) for new renewable energy schemes – a financial subsidy that supported the development of green energy generation. Despite predictions that this would halt the growth of clean energy generation, Gloucestershire-based solar power company, Mypower, says this has been a positive benefit for commercial-scale solar power which has since flourished, their own business has doubled in the past year and, thankfully,…

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