Growth in the temperature-controlled division at Turners (Soham) offset falls in its tanker division, with the operator also reaping the benefits of its 2012 acquisition of Browns Distribution. Overall group turnover rose to £242.1m in the year ending 28 December 2013, from £235.8m in the previous financial year. Pre-tax profit fell to £22.8m from £23.5m. However, turnover in its temperature-controlled division rose from £81m to £104m, while its tanker division fell from £109m to £93m. Its general haulage operations activities […]
Operators and logistics firms were poorly represented in the 2012 Sunday Times Rich List, published yesterday. The Barclay brothers, Sir David and Sir Frederick, owners of parcel giant Yodel, remain the richest men involved in road transport with a fortune of £2.2bn. Alastair Salvesen and family are second. The former owners of Christian Salvasen, which was sold to Norbert Dentressangle for £254m in 2007, are worth £1.3bn. Also making the list are Dawsongroup owners Peter Dawson and family. The truck […]
Wholesale fuels supplier Greenergy has revealed it is planning to bring more of its haulage operations in-house after an initial insourcing operation a year ago proved successful.
Lewis Tankers has won a three year distribution contract with Vivergo Fuels, transporting bioethanol to refineries across the UK. The contract will see Lewis Tankers distribute bioethanol from the fuel firm’s biorefinery in Saltend, near Hull, Humberside – which is expected to become fully operational this quarter – to major fuel suppliers across the UK. Lewis Tankers will initially manage the operation out of its headquarters in Hensall, North Yorkshire, but expects to review this as volumes increase and planning […]