12) Margrethe Vestager Title: European commissioner for competition Formerly the Deputy Prime-Minister of Denmark Vestager makes this list because she has one decision in her hands that could reshape the road transport industry, namely approving FedEx’s acquisition of TNT. The commission had until 7 December to “make sure that FedEx’s takeover of TNT would not impede effective competition and would not lead to higher prices for consumers” – but has failed to announce its decision as we went to press. […]
Aberdeenshire-based Grampian Continental has opened its second European hub as a result of an increase in oil industry work on the Continent. The firm, which has another base in the Netherlands, has opened a 1,500ft² warehouse in Verona, Italy, to assist with its contracts in Italy and Cyprus. It hopes that this new warehouse will open up new areas for business growth across Europe and North Africa. “This is a very exciting time for the company, the opening of the […]
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has promoted former change director John Williams to the role of director of its shared user business unit. Williams, who has worked in the past for Keystone Distribution, Random House Group and Christian Salvesen joined ND less than a year ago. He takes on responsibility for a portfolio of 10-shared user warehouses totalling 2.5 million ft². The network includes the Perishables Handling Centre at Heathrow Airport, which ND says is Europe’s largest chilled airfreight handling centre, as […]
Dachser is to invest £23m in a major integrated logistics centre close to its existing operation in Northampton.