A “satisfactory” fourth quarter left French logistics giant Norbert Dentressangle with group turnover of €3.88bn (£3.32bn) during 2012 – up 8.5%. The group’s transport division accounted for just over €2bn of this (up 3.7%), despite reduced volumes from some customers; with its contract logistics work adding just under €1.8bn (up 12%), thanks mainly to a strong performance in the UK, Italy and the Netherlands. The firm’s burgeoning freight forwarding activities, meanwhile, generated revenues of €143m (up 67%). Although ND’s total […]
Wincanton looks to be on course to achieve its stated aim of returning to profit this year, despite the impending loss of its finance director. In June Eric Born, chief executive at Wincanton, told MT the company would be back in the black in this financial year, after a pre-tax loss of £47.4m for the year ended 31 March. Extensive restructuring and the disposal of its European business is now starting to bear fruit according to the chief executive, who […]
The MD of Currie European has warned that customer rates must increase in 2014, to keep pace with the growing cost of running a haulage business.
Some haulage contractors should be charging over four times the rate they are currently being paid, a prominent costs expert has warned. Brian Fish, MD of logistics and transport consultancy DFF International – who compiles the RHA’s annual cost tables and previously ran family haulage firm Joseph Fish & Sons – has approached MT.co.uk with calculations showing rates per mile that vary, subject to route, from £2.13 to £4.47. Looking at three different daily routes of 100, 200 and 280 […]