London City Bond (LCB) has had its contract with wine merchant Boutinot extended by six years. LCB will continue to provide warehousing and distribution across the UK for Boutinot out of its bonded warehouse in Barking, where it manages a number of other recently won contracts with other wine suppliers including Ehrmanns, Burridges of Arlington St and Awin Barratt Siegel. Boutinot’s logistics director, Peter Smith, said the company attributed its success partly to LCB’s performance during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee […]
DHL has won a £100m contract with electrical goods manufacturer Panasonic that will see it manage its warehousing and transportation. The contract will see DHL carry out order fulfillment of electronic goods, manage a shared warehouse operation, and look to enhance Panasonic’s domestic transport operation. DHL Supply Chain MD of specialist services for the UK and Ireland, Paul Richardson, said: “This is a significant solution that has been constructed in a very short timescale. Throughout, we have taken a truly […]
CM Downton has become a part of Nestlé’s UK haulier network after signing a new contract with the food and confectionary giant.
Bosses of Britain’s transport operators are optimistic about the prospects for their own companies over the coming year, despite being gloomy about the future of the economy. In the first Logistics Industry Confidence Index compiled by Analytiqa for Barclays Bank and professional services firm Grant Thornton, 88% of senior managers viewed current business conditions as either very or somewhat difficult. Over a quarter (26%) expected conditions to get worse in the next six months and almost half (24%) expect them […]