Last Mile Brief 01/11/2023: Amazon closes more logistics facilities in the UK

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In today's Last Mile Brief, we've more news on Amazon shutting down facilities in the UK, plus continued woes for Evri, and a number of developments concerning electric vehicles.

Last Mile Brief 01/11/2023: Amazon closes more logistics facilities in the UK
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Today’s headline story: Amazon closes more logistics facilities in the UK

During yesterday’s Last Mile Brief, we brought you the news that Amazon is shutting down three of its warehouses in the UK. Now it has emerged that the company will also close seven delivery stations.

According to Wales Online, the sites employ at most a few dozen workers, and Amazon has said that the staff will have the opportunity to transfer to other stations nearby.

An Amazon spokesperson is quoted as saying:

“Amazon will open new delivery stations in Havant and Aylesford. They will replace existing, older delivery stations in Portsmouth and Aylesford and employees at those sites will transfer to the new buildings. A further five delivery stations in Huntingdon, Horley, Newcastle, Birmingham and Hemel Hempstead will also close, with employees transferring to other stations in the local area.”

On Tuesday, Amazon announced the closure of warehouses in Hemel Hempstead, Doncaster, and Gourock. Again, all employees (thought to be around 1,200) are to be offered jobs at other Amazon sites.

On the flip side, Amazon has announced two new major fulfilment centres in the West Midlands and Northern Ireland. Together, the two sites are estimated to create as many as 2,500 jobs over the next three years.


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