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IoC news

Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

Fedex World record – EV van - greatest distance travelled.

Senior IOC fellow, Trevor Hoyle, 'What better way to celebrate Earth Day and show our commitment to carbon neutral operations, than with a Guinness World Record!'

Happy Easter! Our express sector delivers that bit extra.

During the lead up to Easter the Citysprint Plymouth team were busy collecting Easter eggs for Jerimiah’s Journey a Plymouth based charity that offers support to children, young people and families who are suffering from bereavement.

Four a day to UK doors.

IOC have defined Express, final mile, last mile as four streams: Mail, Parcel, Food and Meal.

The total number of deliveries 2019 was 25 billion items.

Exceptional growth to 40 billion in the lockdown year 2020. 2021 numbers more than double the 2019 number. Its four a deliveries a day to UK households in 2021

City Couriers Direct raise awareness of brain tumours with their Wear A Hat Day.

Swift sent vehicle filled with toys & aid into the Ukraine war zone.

Adrian Smith, IOC fellow and ‘services to industry’ winner reports Swift Logistics Group sent a vehicle loaded with toys, sanitary products, sleeping bags, bandages and other crucial aid to Ukraine last week.

The vehicle arrived at the Korczowa-Krakovets border where its contents were transferred and taken directly into the war zone in Ukraine.


Pair to offer retailers ‘plug and play' deliver to shop software solution.

DPD has partnered with retail tech company HubBox for an innovative new ‘click & collect' initiative that will enable retailers to offer the option of a delivery straight to a customer's nearest DPD Pickup shop at checkout.

Kate Lester, ‘I can't quite believe it. Thirty years, Wowsers!

Hermes rebrand to become ‘EVRI’ everywhere.

‘Everywhere pension deal for couriers.’


Stuart Godman talks repurposing car park space for express.


Over a thousand years of service to last mile Express sector.

Two honorands– a pair of apprentices – services to industry and a thousand years of CV rainbow.

Friday was IOC Fellows' ceremonial gowning – Feb 25th 2022.