Union Unite has written to Marks & Spencer to demand urgent talks with the retailer over its ongoing distribution network restructuring. The union says almost 300 workers are “concerned about their future” at three sites in Belfast, Glasgow and Enfield. This is as a result of the recent opening of two new M&S hubs in Bradford and Castle Donington and plans to open a third at London Gateway. Two of the three sites affected, in Belfast and Glasgow, are operated […]
Last week the MT Tracker took a break as it was judging the MT Awards – but what a difference a week makes. Rentokil finally sold City Link, to investment house Better Capital. This does make a big difference to the MT Tracker as Rentokil’s size, in comparison to every other listed transport firm, was distorting the results of the Tracker. Excluding Rentokil gives us a much truer picture of investor sentiment in the sector.
Analysts have said the planned sale of DHL Express’s same-day domestic business will create another major player in the market to compete with CitySprint, and is unlikely to affect DHL’s profitability.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]