Toy retailer The Entertainer has renewed its tracked parcel distribution contract with City Link, quadrupling the amount of parcels it handles for the company. City Link has held the contract for eight years and will manage the retailer’s next day deliveries out of its Bicester, Oxfordshire, depot. “We are delighted to have been appointed the sole carrier for The Entertainer, especially as our tender focused purely on the service we were already providing,” said Tim Brown, sales and marketing director […]
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]
West Midlands-based warehousing and logistics firm Transcentral has bolstered its fleet with three Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545LS 6×2 tractor units, and six Montracon curtainsided Mega trailers.
Meachers Global Logistics has won a major contract renewal with cruise ship operator Carnival UK, following a competitive tender process. The Southampton-based operator’s relationship with Carnival stretches back 14 years, and Meachers already manages the company’s supply chain for its vessel fleet. This includes providing inventory control, warehousing, consolidation, pick and pack, and back office support services. As part of the renewal, Meachers will now incorporate the consolidation of food and beverage supplies and receipting of all products into the […]