Hundreds of jobs are in danger of being lost as DHL Freight UK gets set to close its business after of a decade of losses. In a letter to staff seen by union GMB, DHL admitted that the part of the business had not been in a “profit making position since 2006”. It continued: “This has been due to a number of factors such as increased competition which has led to customer churn and not being able to fill our […]
DHL Supply Chain has won a six-year contract extension, worth some £75m, with BP’s UK Convenience Retail business. Under the contract, DHL will provide warehousing and distribution services to BP’s 350 company-owned forecourts across the UK, handling 19 million cases per year of 1,400 product lines. DHL also provides frontline support on order and delivery queries for BP’s company owned stores. DHL has been working on the contract for eight years, and the new deal extends the relationship until 2018. […]
UK logistics is pretty much a private, and foreign, affair. The operators sitting at the top of the MT Top 100 are German, Swiss, Dutch , French and American. Looking at UK-based firms, very few sit on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The number of UK logistics firms turning to the City as a means of investment has dwindled, ever since the Malcolm Group withdrew its listing in 2005. Last month Autologic was struck of the list after fellow publicly-listed […]
GMB has called for an “urgent” meeting with DHL/UK Mail over claims the operator fired couriers who refused to sign a new contract.