Pallet network Fortec has said its members will benefit from the opening of parent group Geodis’ hub in Northampton. The new hub, which opened earlier this year, is part of French logisitic giant Geodis’ wider strategy to centralise its European network operations. It sees all import/export line haul activities at the company’s High Wycombe, Birmingham and Lutterworth depots transferred to the Northampton hub, as well as the transfer of the Lutterworth network branch. Geodis said members of the Fortec will […]
As the economy struggles, UK pallet networks continue to record year-on-year growth. The UK’s pallet networks shifted more than 15.3 million pallets last year, a 7.3% rise on the number moved in 2010. Data from the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) shows that while the UK, and beyond, has endured recession, the networks have continued to outperform the economy. Eight of the nine UK networks are APN members, representing more than 650 hauliers, almost 30,000 vehicles and 13 million ft2 […]
Cambridgeshire transport and storage provider Knowles Transport managed to generate an 11.4% pre-tax profit margin in the year to the end of December 2013 despite a sharp drop in turnover, figures logged recently at Companies House have shown.