Kuehne + Nagel felt the benefit of its acquisition of RH Freight last year as turnover in its road and rail division rose 18% during the first quarter of 2012. The logistics giant says that it made “good progress” in its European road freight operations with volumes up in its groupage and full and part loads businesses. EBITDA increased 7.7% in Q1, equating to a profit margin of 1.9% – “stable” year-on-year, according to the firm. Overall, including K+N air […]
Glasgow haulier John G Russell (Transport) has warned the distribution sector of a “difficult” 12 months ahead as costs keep rising while rates and profit margins continue to stagnate. Alan Poulton, chief executive, logistics at the group, told MT the firm was finding it increasingly difficult to squeeze further efficiencies out of its operation and said that, in terms of rates: “We are not getting, and have not got for some time now, an increase that reflects the quality and […]
NWF Group, which owns Nantwich-based food logistics firm Boughey Distribution, has said its performance during the current financial year will be “significantly ahead of current market expectations”.