Triangle News

POST&PARCEL

Post&Parcel 2.0

We are very pleased to announce that Post&Parcel will be relaunching a brand-new website in the coming days.

http://postandparcel.info/83840/

POST

Canada Post results

The Canada Post segment lost $62m before tax in the third quarter (Q3).

http://postandparcel.info/83824

Digital focus

A new survey from Escher Group has indicated that 95% of postal operators either currently offer or plan to deliver a customer app, and 89% offer or plan to offer Digital Mail products.

http://postandparcel.info/83804

Stepping down

Jan Bos will step down as CFO of PostNL during the second quarter (Q2) of 2018.

http://postandparcel.info/83848

PARCEL

Ofcom report

Ofcom’s latest annual monitoring update shows that the UK parcels market is continuing to grow, but average revenues per unit are declining as the competition between carriers has driven prices down.

http://postandparcel.info/83762

Parking Privileges

DPD Germany has called for “privileged” parking access for delivery vans on peak days.

http://postandparcel.info/83796/

Yodel CCO

Yodel has appointed Neil Ashworth as its chief commercial officer.

http://postandparcel.info/83782/

E-COMMERCE

Cyber Surge

MetaPack has reported a 26% year-on-year increase in delivery volumes processed across its platform over Black Friday and the Cyber Weekend.

http://postandparcel.info/83852

Casino Win

French supermarket giant Groupe Casino has agreed a new partnership with Ocado.

http://postandparcel.info/83821

Instant Expansion

ASOS and On the dot have rolled out the ASOS Instant same-day delivery service to Leeds and Manchester.

http://postandparcel.info/83673

INNOVATION

Intelligent Investment

The John Lewis Partnership has invested in two tech startups: the food-centre social hub, WeFiFo; and Exaactly, an intelligent addressing system that aims to “put an end to failed deliveries”.

http://postandparcel.info/83806

Arrive app

Shopify has produced a new app, called Arrive, which allows users to track all of their orders from multiple online retailers in one place.

http://postandparcel.info/83859

INFRASTRUCTURE

Montpellier facility

UPS has opened a new facility in Mauguio-Carnon, near Montpellier.

http://postandparcel.info/83732

FedEx feeder planes

FedEx Express has agreed to buy 50 Cessna SkyCourier 408 aircraft from Textron Aviation, with options to purchase up to 50 additional aircraft.

http://postandparcel.info/83828

SUSTAINABILITY

Tesla trucks

DHL Supply Chain has placed an order for ten Tesla Electric Class 8 Semi Trucks.

http://postandparcel.info/83844

Power trailers

UPS has started trials using bikes and power-assisted trailers to deliver parcels in London.

http://postandparcel.info/83734

Greening London

The Great London Authority has announced five projects that will benefit from the new £1m Major’s Air Quality Business Fund. They include initiatives in Islington for parcel lockers and a shared electric vehicle for deliveries; and a “micro-consolidation” scheme for parcel deliveries in Southwark.

http://postandparcel.info/83832

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