Dachser is to invest £23m in a major integrated logistics centre close to its existing operation in Northampton. Exhibiting at Multimodal 2013, which opened today (23 April) at the NEC, the company said the investment was in response to the rapid increase in demand for Dachser’s pan-European trailer services. “Export growth was 15% last year, closing the gap on our imports which are growing slightly more slowly,” said UK MD Nick Lowe. “That’s giving us an ideal balance between our inbound and outbound traffic, and I’m pleased to say we have maintained […]
John Harvey recalls Tibbett & Britten’s (T&B) time in the car industry as a “great adventure”; he does not regret moving into the sector, but wishes T&B had exited sooner as he tells Justin Stanton. Ultimately, the Ford contract forced Harvey to announce T&B’s first profit warning just two days after announcing the annual results in 1995, where the outlook had been bright. “The analysts asked: ‘how deep’s the hole?’ and I said: ‘I have no idea.’ That spooked everybody. Again […]
Almost half the apprentices entering the logistics industry are over the age of 25, figures from research and marketing agency Firedog – the company led by former Skills for Logistics MD Ross Moloney – have revealed.
SJ Bargh has signed its first entirely organic milk contract with the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (Omsco) The three-year deal will see the logistics company collecting around 50 million litres of milk a year from farms in Central England, North Wales, Lancashire and Yorkshire. The operation, which began last month, is based at SJ Bargh’s Endon depot near Stoke-on-Trent. While the company already delivers more than 3 million litres of milk each day, the contract brings new challenges as organic […]