Manchester-based Optima Logistics has joined the Fortec pallet network, for which it will cover the Oldham and Bolton areas. Optima, which transports a range of ambient goods throughout Europe including food products in the UK and camping furniture, kitchenware and bedding in France, operates from a 90,000ft² warehouse in Manchester and has a second site in Daventry. With a workforce of almost 50, it operates a 16-strong fleet that includes a dozen artics. Optima has been brought into the network […]
Palletways has launched a new business strategy that it claims will allow it to “dominate the pallet sector for years to come”, seeing its 100-plus UK haulier membership enter a new phase of sustainable growth.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is looking to roll-out a network of urban consolidation centres as part of its plans to tackle air quality.
As the economy struggles, UK pallet networks continue to record year-on-year growth. The UK’s pallet networks shifted more than 15.3 million pallets last year, a 7.3% rise on the number moved in 2010. Data from the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) shows that while the UK, and beyond, has endured recession, the networks have continued to outperform the economy. Eight of the nine UK networks are APN members, representing more than 650 hauliers, almost 30,000 vehicles and 13 million ft2 […]