Friday 30th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

One-hour service wins DPD Queen’s Award

DPD has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015 in the Innovation category, for its one-hour delivery service, Predict, while Seafast Logistics and CRM Logistics have both picked up awards for overseas growth.

Launched in 2010, DPD’s Predict is a free service in the UK to give parcel recipients advanced notification of their one-hour delivery slot by SMS or email. The service includes a range of options allowing the customer to divert their parcel at any time to a specified neighbour or arrange the delivery for another day if they can’t be at home.

According to DPD, the service has been responsible for over £178m of new business wins.

CEO Dwain McDonald, said: “To deliver an equal number of parcels we can now run significantly fewer vehicles and drive a lot less miles, which in turn reduces our cost per stop and our CO2 emissions.”

CRM Logistics’ award comes off the back of exponential growth over the last three years, during which time export earnings have risen by 222 per cent.

CRM recently opened offices in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and Singapore and is looking to open further offices in Abu Dhabi, South Africa and the US.

Seafast Logistics works in some of the most difficult and inaccessible parts of the world, providing tailored strategic solutions for the delivery of mission- critical supplies, vehicles and equipment for customers including the UK Government and overseas clients.

Seafast’s CEO, David Halliday, said: “We have a reputation as one of the most creative and imaginative logistics companies in the UK if not the world, and our expertise is recognised by customers throughout the globe. We have won awards in the past, but this one is by far the most important and special to us. It recognises the talent and dedication of all our staff in what we do, and it will be an accolade that we will proudly promote in the future.”