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DANX leaps aboard Axcel with Carousel

Pan-European Critical Service Logistics specialist Carousel is to merge with Nordic urgent spares delivery firm DANX following the acquisition of both companies by private equity investor Axcel. Carousel says the move will create a logistics specialist with strong positions in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Iberia, Nordics and the Baltics, and annual revenue of around €190m. Axcel is acquiring both businesses with an ambition to grow the combined company significantly across Europe, ... [+]

DPD completes CitySprint buyout

DPD UK has completed acquisition of same day delivery specialist CitySprint, following approval by the Competition and Markets Authority. DPD UK's customers will now be able to access CitySprint's same day and specialist delivery services in the UK, while CitySprint will be able to offer ... [+]

New import rules bite – but there could be worse to come

Trade with the EU will get a lot more difficult if Article 16 is triggered, warns ParcelHero. The broker says that the government’s new Brexit negotiator, Liz Truss, has repeated that the UK is willing to trigger the ‘nuclear option’ but , unilateral action by ... [+]

Priority promotes Poole

Priority Freight has promoted Martin Poole (pictured) to general manager at its Coventry control centre. He takes over the role from managing director Carl Partridge who will shortly take on a new role within the Group. Martin Poole joined Priority Freight as Operations Manager in ... [+]

MBE for DHL’s Sharon Davies

DHL Express Europe vice president of regulatory and public affairs, Sharon Davies has been made an MBE for services to logistics the New Year honours list. She is responsible for communication with government to highlight the role and importance of the industry and, in the ... [+]

FedEx completes Miami upgrade

FedEx Express has completed an expansion of its air cargo hub at Miami International Airport. It will increase capacity and capabilities at the company’s Americas gateway, which connects the US and Canada to Latin America and the Caribbean. The $72.2 million expansion adds more than 138,000sq ... [+]

Goods Movement barcodes a must from January, warns courier

Hauliers will be responsible for ensuring their drivers have a Goods Movement Reference (GMR) barcode, in addition to the Transit Accompanying Document (TAD) and Movement Reference Number (MRN) barcode, warns courier Speedy Freight. Although easy to produce, via the Government website, the new GMR barcodes are ... [+]

UPS delivers a billion doses – and counting

UPS says it has now delivered a billion Covid-19 vaccine doses – and with near-perfect on-time accuracy in just a year. The global UPS network and dedicated UPS employees not only supported healthcare customers and global organizations, but also joined in public-private partnerships to provide vaccines ... [+]

Change at the top for DHL

Deutsche Post DHL Group has started a top leadership transition, extending Frank Appel’s contract as group chief executive from the end of his previous contract on 31 October 2022 until 4 May 2023 but with Tobias Meyer due take over thereafter. Meyer joined the company ... [+]

One World signs global retail deal

Logistics, eCommerce and IT solutions provider One World Express has reached a partnership deal with the OnBuy retailer group. It will allow 11,000 OnBuy UK retailers to download their orders into One World Express’ system and ship exclusively with the logistics provider, along with access ... [+]