Steve Porter Transport enjoyed a busy summer, with a jump in drop-trailer movements during the period. The Isle of Wight haulier, which runs a drop-trailer service from Southampton to the island making use of Red Funnel ferries, saw drop-trailer movements increase by almost a quarter from the 13 January to 13 August to reach 9,885. This was an increase of 1,947 trailer movements from 7,938 in the corresponding period a year ago. Steve Porter Transport MD, Malcolm Gibson, said: “We […]
A harsh economic climate, growing costs and rising customer resistance to rates increases all left Gloucestershire-based haulier CM Downton struggling to raise its profit level significantly, despite a 13.8% increase in turnover in the year to the end of June 2012.
Norbert Dentressangle has reported a 9.1% increase in pre-tax profit on the back of an 8.5% increase in annual turnover for 2012.
Potter Group Logistics has credited stringent cost control, which hasn’t come at the expense of good customer service, for a 27% jump in annual pre-tax profit. Matthew Lamb, MD of Potter Group Logistics, said: “As always our focus is on delivering first class customer service. “We have achieved this while applying rigours controls on overheads across all areas of the business.” As a result, pre-tax profit in the year ended April 2012 was £1.04m (2011: £817,000), with turnover 2.8% ahead […]