Ready for the rush

Parcels carrier DPD says its new £150m hub in Hinckley, Leicestershire is set to be fully operational ahead of an expected record peak season. The new hub is DPD's fifth in the UK and one of the largest fully automated domestic parcel hubs in Europe, as well as most eco-friendly and technologically advanced.  Hub 5 features a Solar PV system with over 6,000 panels allowing offices to operate off grid during daytime ... [+]

DPD appoints UK chief

Parcel delivery company DPD UK has appointed Elaine Kerr as chief executive, reporting to Yves Delmas, chief operating officer DPDgroup Europe. She has worked for DPD for over 28 years, lately as executive director, sales, customer relationships management and customer services. [+]

Healthy profits for DPD amid pandemic

European parcels giant DPD says its revenue grew 42% during the Covid crisis. Publishing its 2020 results, it said its takings hit £11 billion, with 1.9 billion parcels delivered worldwide, or 7.5 million a day. Profits doubled to €800 million. DPD Group said that Covid 19 led to an unexpected ... [+]

DPD restarts EU deliveries

Parcel delivery company DPD has restarted its European road services, which were temporarily halted because of Brexit-related problems. It said that the service became fully operational again from 06:00 on Saturday 16 January. The company said that following close co-operation with the Government on its New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) it ... [+]

Brexit reality begins to bite

Problems with cross-Channel shipments in the first few days since Brexit, including week, parcel operator DPD’s temporary suspension of deliveries to the EU, are just the “tip of the iceberg”, according eCommerce trade expert Hurricane Commerce. Hurricane says that the issues caused by lack of complete and valid customs data and ... [+]

DPD adds six

Parcels company DPD has invested £10.2m in six new UK depots in Dartford, Feltham, Radlett, Reading, Liverpool and Lincoln. The facilities in Dartford, Feltham and Reading are replacements for existing DPD depots while Lincoln, Liverpool and Radlett are new locations. [+]

Green light for DPD hub

Parcels carrier and Geopost member DPD has gained planning permission for its new £100m parcel hub at Hinckley Commercial Park in the East Midlands. Building work on the 33 acre site is expected to start in late August and should be completed by 2015.   [+]

New hub for DPD

DPD is to build a new £100m parcel hub at Hinckley Commercial Park in the East Midlands. The company has appointed property group Goodman to develop a 330,000 sq ft parcel hub on the site, close to J1 of the M69. Subject to planning permission being granted, the facility will ... [+]

DPD unveils plan for growth

Parcels firm DPD is investing £175m in new capacity to meet growing demand from online retailers Its plans include a new, purpose-built £100m parcel sorting hub – most likely around Leicester or Rugby = that will be one of the largest of its kind in Europe. It will also be ... [+]

No carbon – and it’s free, from DPD

DPD will become the first express parcel carrier to provide its customers with Carbon Neutral Shipping from July through its Total Zero commitment. The Total Zero principle, which will apply in DPD's five biggest markets – the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and Benelux, will be achieved through measures such as only ... [+]

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