Spain is Speedy Freight’s European springboard

UK national courier company Speedy Freight has launched its first ever EU branch, in Spain.  Headed by manager Ian Boardman, it is in the Orihuela Costa area of Alicante. As well as providing specialist courier services to the provinces of Valencia and Murcia, the branch will also be taking on jobs throughout the Iberian Peninsula.  The company said that establishing a Spanish hub will further aid growth in the region with key clients in the construction, food manufacturing ... [+]

Further grace period for NI trade welcome but…

ParcelHero welcomes further grace period for checks on goods entering Northern Ireland as EU-UK negotiations reach stalemate.ParcelHero has welcomed the UK government’s decision to further extend the grace period for checks on goods entering Northern Ireland. The broker points out that, unlike the first time ... [+]

UPS opens UK mega-hub

UPS has officially opened its expanded air hub at East Midlands Airport.  The36,000sq m operation can now sort up to 22,500 packages per hour – more than twice the capacity of the previous facility and scale up more easily during peak periods. There are six ... [+]

Multimodal awards open

Online voting has opened for the Multimodal 2021 Awards. The Awards recognise excellence in air, road, rail, maritime, and freight forwarding services and are voted for online by readers of the Multimodal Newsletter and exhibitors and visitors to the show. Categories include 3PL of the ... [+]

Post Office signs DPD deal

The Post Office has signed a deal with DPD to deliver parcels to its branches providing a quick and convenient location for people to collect them. The ‘Click and Collect’ service will initially be available at around 250 Post Offices this month before rolling-out to approximately ... [+]

FedEx adds Asian options

Recent enhancements to the FedEx transpacific network include new twice-weekly Boeing 777 flights from Guangzhou, China, and three times a week from Osaka, Japan to the FedEx Charles de Gaulle hub in Paris. It has also added new flights from Asia to its hub in ... [+]

DPD to buy CitySprint

The UK arm of European parcel network DPD Group is to acquire same-day specialist CitySprint, subject to regulatory clearance. Once completed, DPD UK’s customers will be able to access CitySprint’s same day and specialist delivery services in the UK, while CitySprint will be able to ... [+]

New German chief for Priority Freight

Priority Freight has appointed Frank van Doorn as general manager of the company’s Krefeld office in Germany. He will be responsible for driving the company’s premium road freight business in Germany, the biggest European market for automotive logistics, heading up the 20-strong team of logistics ... [+]

DHL set to deliver electric dream

DHL has ordered 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation. The express carrier says that Alice is the world’s leading fully electric aircraft, and is due for delivery in 2024. It can be flown by a single pilot and will carry 1,200 kilograms (2,600 lbs). It ... [+]

Multimodal registrations open – updated

Visitor registration for the Multimodal 2021 show in Birmingham is now open. Visiting Hours are: Tuesday 19 October : 10.00-17.00; Wednesday 20 October : 10.00-19.00; and Thursday 21 October : 10.00-15.00. To register, visit: Multimodal and Logistics UK have teamed up to produce a three-day ... [+]