Royal Mail has joined forces with a consortium of established UK drone companies – including DronePrep and Skyports – and addressing technology what3words, to become the first nationwide UK parcel carrier to transport a parcel for recipients via an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). In a UK first, the consortium arranged an initial drone delivery to a remote lighthouse* on the Isle of Mull this month.Read More
CEVA Logistics continues to expand its presence in the African market with the strengthening of its presence in two countries through two joint ventures. In Egypt, the company has taken a majority stake in IBA Freight Services, its exclusive partner for the past 20 years. In Ethiopia CEVA Logistics has taken a minority stake in MACCFA, a long-standing freight forwarder headquartered in Addis Ababa.Read More
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced the delivery of the first ever purpose-built turboprop regional freighter to the FedEx fleet.Read More
Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, today announced the launch of its reverse logistics channel to offer cross-border e-cmmerce goods return service to Hong Kong customers.Read More
DHL has begun the international distribution of COVID-19 vaccine. The government of Israel received the first batch of the vaccine for its citizens delivered by flights operated by DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding last week.Read More
Menzies Distribution (Menzies) has acquired Bibby Distribution, a national logistics and supply chain services business, from the 213-year old, family owned Bibby Line Group. The transaction creates a major force in UK logistics, unlocking geographic potential and adding 38 new operating sites and a large, young fleet to Menzies’ well established and successful platform.Read More
Australian shoppers are nervous about delivery delays in the lead up to Christmas and are exploring alternative solutions to manage the risk, according to Doddle.Read More
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