Motor Transport: A Year in Review The industry has faced a challenging 2012 and since its launch in March, MT.co.uk has been here to cover the ups and the downs. Here is a month by month guide to the big stories of 2012. January saw B2C parcel operators report record Christmas volumes as a result of the biggest online Christmas the UK had ever seen. Hermes delivered 15 million items in its 2011 Christmas peak, while Yodel delivered 20 million […]
Stobart Group’s plans to partially divest its transport business, creating a new private company Eddie Stobart Logistics, has received the backing of shareholders at a general meeting today.
The MT basket of transport shares continues to have a little wobble in September, but it is worth keeping in mind just how much share values of transport firms have risen in the nine months of the year so far – pointing towards a more sustained recovery in the sector.
Trading in shares in Autologic will be suspended on 9 August as Stobart Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stobart Group, completes its acquisition of the firm. On 18 June Stobart made an offer of £12.4m- the equivalent of 20p per share – for the automotive logistics firm. Both parties had been in talks since 24 May. Stobart said at the time it wished to acquire Autologic as it could enter the automotive logistics sector in a market-leading position. It is […]