Whitchurch, Shropshire-based food logistics specialist Grocontinental has reported a near 29% increase in pre-tax profit for the year ended 31 October 2012 .
Argos is facing potential disruption to its UK distribution network, after staff at a flagship DC in Staffordshire overwhelmingly rejected the company’s latest pay offer in a long running dispute.
Consumption of road transport fuels fell fractionally during 2012, latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown. A 5.4% fall in petrol sales over the year being almost entirely offset by a 2.36% rise in diesel sales, according to DECC.
Retailer Asda has taken delivery of the last of 187 new trucks from Scania, comprising 120 for its retail distribution fleet, 55 for its primary distribution network and 12 for its petroleum distribution fleet.
The introduction of a rebate on fuel duty for goods vehicle operators in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) this summer may tempt more UK operators to use illicit fuel, the RHA has conceded.
Parcel carrier network APC Overnight has added four new double-deck longer semi-trailers to its fleet.
Kuehne + Nagel is transforming its Manchester DC, introducing dual fuel vehicles and cutting trunk miles since winning more business from hotel and restaurant group Whitbread.
Same day courier CitySprint has acquired Heathrow Baggage Services, its third acquisition in three months.
Last month to the collective relief of the road transport industry, chancellor George Osborne froze duty once again, announcing September’s 3ppl increase would not happen.
Think Logistics, a group of operators led by Abbey Logistics MD Steve Granite, has held a second successful pilot of its project to get school leavers to think of a career in logistics.