Stobart Group has been granted permission for a 374,000 ft² distribution centre as part of its approved planning application to re-develop Carlisle Airport. Andrew Tinkler, Stobart Group chief executive, says: “The freight distribution centre will allow Eddie Stobart to attract new clients while providing the rental income required to develop Carlisle Airport and commence passenger operations.” Stobart bought the airport and associated land in 2009 and has been involved in a long-running battle with local residents to develop the site […]
Maritime Transport has created two new director positions to handle distribution and container transport at the firm. Simon Smart and David Boomer, both previously operations directors at the firm, have become MD, container transport and MD, containers respectively. Maritime says the appointments were required to strengthen senior management at the firm and provide focus on two of its key areas of business. John Williams, group MD, says: “These promotions have been made to create the next generation of Managing Directors […]
The Co-operative Group plans to close its Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, distribution centre later this year in a bid to improve efficiency and make its transport activities more cost-effective.
Stobart Group is to discontinue its chilled operations “as a stand alone unit” insisting that the “change will not affect Stobart’s national network solution for customers”. In an interim management statement today (17 January), Stobart said the Eddie Stobart transport and distribution division continued to perform in an uncertain economic environment but its chilled operations remained very challenging. MT.co.uk understands that discontinuing the chilled operations – primarily the former Innovate Logistics business it acquired out of administration in July 2008 […]