Isle of Wight haulier Steve Porter Transport has spent £750,000 on 40 new trailers. The renewed trailer fleet, which has been purchased on a replacement basis, will operate out of the firm’s Isle of Wight and Portsmouth and Southampton depots. The company, which entered into a load and resource-sharing partnership with Meachers Global Logistics last autumn, operates a cross-Solent drop-trailer operation as preferred freight partner of Red Funnel. It has 29 trucks and 60 trailers in its fleet, traditionally relying […]
Two MT Top 100 operators have warned that a double whammy of the continuing driver shortage and falling fuel prices could make 2016 a challenging year for the contract logistics sector.
Southampton-based Meachers Global Logistics and Isle of Wight operator Steve Porter Transport Group have announced the opening of a cross-Solent consolidation centre as part of their alliance. The move cements the strategic partnership that the operators entered into last year, which sees them co-operating on the delivery of inbound and outbound freight from the Isle of Wight via Southampton. Meachers Global Logistics will now manage an Isle of Wight receiving facility from its Southampton-headquarters two miles from the city’s docks. […]
Meachers Global Logistics has won a four-year contract from Southampton City Council’s Corporate Records Management Department to store 300 pallets at its Sustainable Distribution Centre (SDC).