UK logistics is pretty much a private, and foreign, affair. The operators sitting at the top of the MT Top 100 are German, Swiss, Dutch , French and American. Looking at UK-based firms, very few sit on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The number of UK logistics firms turning to the City as a means of investment has dwindled, ever since the Malcolm Group withdrew its listing in 2005. Last month Autologic was struck of the list after fellow publicly-listed […]
Wincanton says it “regrets” Unite’s call to members to reject proposals over tanker driver terms and conditions, and is hopeful that its drivers will recognise the progress made during the past eight days of negotiations between fuel distribution firms and union chiefs by voting to end the long-running dispute. The company says the new proposals are a positive step in bringing the wider industry up to the same high standards of training, health and safety provided by the six tanker […]
Wincanton has won a contract extension with organic skincare firm Neal’s Yard, which will run until at least 2014. The logistics firm has worked with Neal’s since 2008 when it scooped a three-year deal to handle warehousing and deliveries from its 500,000ft² shared-user DC in Greenford, West London. Jon Hiatt, operations director at Neal’s Yard Remedies, says: “To support our growth plans we need the flexibility that Wincanton’s supply chain solutions provide, coupled with the agility to be able to […]
DHL Express is planning to invest £30m in its network of depots and hubs over the next four years. UK and Ireland chief executive Phil Couchman revealed exclusively to MT that the logistics giant plans to expand capacity nationwide as a result of demand for international express deliveries over the past 12 months.