Saturday 25th May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Vans contribute £56bn a year

The number of vans on UK roads has grown by 59 per cent since 2000 and vans now contribute £56 billion a year in wages to the UK economy, according to research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and Bearing Point.

Yodel loss increases to £111.8m

The operating loss at Yodel Delivery Network increased to £111.8 million for the year to 30th June 2018 from £81.9m the year before.

GLS extends flexible delivery service

GLS, Royal Mail’s international parcels business, has added Italy, Portugal, Finland and Bulgaria to its FlexDeliveryService, increasing the number of countries connected across borders via the service to 21.

Hermes plans digital initiatives

Hermes plans to roll out a series of digital initiatives including: the ability to divert a parcel to a ParcelShop, a locker or another address up to the time of delivery; instant real time notifications about issues such as traffic delays and address queries; and trials for in-car delivery.

Help deliveries get greener – NIC report

Central and local government should offer greater support to efforts to meet people’s growing demands for fast deliveries while also reducing congestion and carbon emissions, according to the National Infrastructure Commission, which has published an interim report on the issue.

FedEx cuts costs in face of weak European market

FedEx has cut its profit forecast for the year, blaming weakness in its European markets. And it has set out a cost reduction plan to mitigate the impact, including capacity reductions in its international network.