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Pitney Bowes recorded a promising third quarter, as the world’s largest mailroom technology provider continued its multi-year transformation programme.
Britain’s Communication Workers Union has called on postal regulators to place a cap on competition to Royal Mail.
Palletways, provider of express distribution services for palletised goods, has announced that it will be offering a full range of services to and from Austria starting on 3 November 2014. Austria will bring Palletways coverage to a total of 14 European countries.
A survey of shoppers, conducted by Postcode Anywhere, has revealed that 95 % of UK consumers plan to use click and collect this Christmas.
Post NL have begun installing parcel lockers at railways stations which will allow customers to pick up their packages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Royal Mail is investing £130m in 76,000 new hand-held devices to provide better tracking capabilities for its parcel services.
UPS is predicting an 11% increase in its parcel volumes during this year’s holiday season, and will take on 90,000 to 95,000 temporary workers to help cope with the extra volume.
PostNord will be reducing the number of its admin and support employees by 700-800 in order to save the company approximately SEK 500 million a year. The cuts will primarily affect its Denmark offices. The implementation of the program will begin during the fourth quarter 2014, when the restructuring costs will be determined and the necessary provision made. In addition, PostNord is set to announce further measures, mainly within production, to strengthen its long-term competitiveness.
Parcel carrier DPD UK has invested £10.2m in six new depots in England.
FedEx Express has expanded its International First early delivery service to add 31 more countries.