Lenton Group appoints Valérie Dubuisson as CEO
Valérie Dubuisson has been appointed CEO of cross-border service provider Lenton Group. Under the responsibility of Benjamin Demogé, executive vice president of the company’s Africa, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) division, Lenton’s goal will be to grow its cross-border parcel activity over the next two to three years and progressively introduce the brand and services [...]
Emirates Post Group launches fintech arm
Emirates Post Group is to launch a financial technology arm – Fintx – to expand its footprint within the sector. Fintx is expected to build an efficient fintech ecosystem and provide a suitable setting for all types of financial technology services. It will also provide a platform for investors and incumbents to collaborate and create [...]
IPC launches radio-frequency identification technology demo
The International Post Corporation’s (IPC) radio-frequency identification (RFID) services team has developed a miniature physical demo setup with Lego blocks to demonstrate the benefits of RFID data in postal operations in real time. Behind the Lego cubes and pictures, the construction hides a set of five short-range RFID readers and antennas capturing and registering the [...]
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bpost installs parcel lockers at an additional 70 railway stations
Belgian postal operator bpost is to install parcel lockers at an additional 70 railway stations, in partnership with The National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS/SNCB). bpost parcel lockers have already been installed at 33 Belgian stations. The 70 new stations are expected to become operational by April 2023. The locations were selected by taking into [...]
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Evri to double depot space in relocation to Bury St Edmunds
Evri (formerly Hermes UK) is to relocate its Suffolk depot from Newmarket to a 77,000ft2 site in Bury St Edmunds that is double the size. The site, located in the Suffolk Logistics Park, will be operational by October 2022. This move is expected to increase capacity from 120,000 to 180,000 parcels per day and create around [...]
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Yodel to open net zero Merseyside parcel depot
UK independent parcel carrier Yodel has announced it is to open a 161,900ft2 (15,041m2) depot in Huyton, near Liverpool, to increase its capacity. The Huyton depot, which is set to open ahead of summer 2023, will build on Yodel’s existing presence in the Northwest, providing employment opportunities for the region. The depot will also support clients [...]
UK logistics companies to adopt green solutions within five years, Neos Networks finds
A survey carried out by logistics telecommunication company Neos Networks has found that 94% of transport and logistics (T&L) companies plan to adopt one or more solutions to reduce their carbon emissions by 2027. The 2022 Green Technology in Freight survey asked 34 of the UK’s logistics companies for their insight on changes made since [...]
DHL Parcel UK breaks ground on Coventry hub
DHL has begun constructing its £230m (US$245m) hub in Segro Park Coventry in the UK, which is expected to create over 600 jobs for the area. The hub is located south of Coventry Airport and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024. It has been designed to handle over 500,000 items per [...]