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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

Yodel has invested over £1m in a state-of-the-art new sortation system that is specially designed to handle delicate and irregular shaped parcels.

The new system, called ‘Merlin2’, will be located at Yodel’s Shaw sorting centre and is the business’ second automated ‘out of gauge’ sortation facility, following the success of the original Merlin which was introduced in Wednesbury in 2019.


Parking had to be paid.

Loads of water.

But it is road, rail, air and sea logistics all under one roof at Multimodal 2021.

Defra minister Jo Churchill is confirmed to present Clean Air awards.

What makes a National Courier Awards shortlister?

Two Wheel, four wheel and office extracts from our shortlist.


Supporting the external quality audit of express logistics apprenticeships, the DFE advised the Institute of Couriers this week that the IFA Decision Panel approved an application for the IOC to join the Employer Directory for Express Logistics apprenticeships.


The National Courier Awards panel of judges has sat.

There is no single winner of a National Courier Award; each year the number varies, but nominations were the biggest ever for this year's 25th anniversary awards.

Shortlist groups were big. Votes for 2021 split the shortlisters in two. It’s a bumper year; corporate awards come first for road safety, clean air and step change.

Votes off the judges have delivered 8 awards for road and 9 for office.

Extending ULEZ - The new signs are up – Renault Ev trucks – TfL Cargo Cycle policy


TfL signs new contract for FORS to continue its work in making vehicle fleets across the UK safer and greener

The 2021 glassware was unveiled to a full house of Fellows at the recent September Heads of Industry round table of final mile, last mile Express courier.

IOC President, Viscount Lord Falkland was delighted to announce that the guest of honour for the twenty-fifth National Courier Awards will be HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.

Quarter of a million vans represented at the table.

Keynotes for Worker Status – Clean Air – Security

From sub three hours to an eight hour, everyone home safe.