Arcese UK said it expects 2013 to remain as flat as 2012, despite posting a 77% increase in pre-tax profit in 2012. The Thurrock-based arm of the Italian logistics giant said that it viewed volumes in the year as quite positive, considering the state of the economy across the Continent and it had made steps to run as cost effectively as possible. For the 12 months ending 31 December 2012 turnover stood at £23.67m, compared to £23.71m in the previous […]
TNT Express said it does not expect to see the full benefit of its profit improvement strategy until 2018-19, as it admits it did not acheive the turnover and profitability it expected in 2014.
A property revaluation was responsible for scuppering the bottom line at Bradford-based Expect Distribution in the year to the end of November 2012. It was enough to turn the previous year’s profit before tax of £432,500 into a loss of more than £943,700, despite a 14% rise in turnover from £15.8m to £18.1m.
Pressure on rates has led to Felixstowe-based container specialist Macintyre Transport reporting a 9% fall in pre-tax profit despite a near 11% rise in turnover. Turnover in the year to 30 April 2012 rose from £19.3m to £21.4m due to organic growth, said chairman Harvey Macintyre; pre-tax profit, however, fell from £895,000 to £813,000. Much of the profit slide was attributable to stagnant rates, said Macintyre. “We have been very proactive in taking costs out of the business since 2008, […]