TNT Express has revealed details of its parcel delivery contract with retailer JML, that it picked up three months ago.The operator won the contract after developing a parcel tracking system for JML, to allow the customer and its outsourcing partner to monitor the process of its orders. Parcels are also electronically sorted to prevent partial orders from being dispatched. TNT said this also helps reduce the number of lost or damaged parcels. During the first three months of the contract, […]
Ceva Logistics, which recently saw its long-running relationship with Crown Paints extended, has seen group profit fall after its contract logistics businesses was affected by Europe’s economic malaise. While revenue in the first half of the year was up 5.5% at €3.5bn (2011: €3.4bn), EBITDA slipped 10.5% to €136m (2011: €152) as a consequence, despite growth in the group’s ocean freight business. John Pattullo, chief executive of Ceva, says: “Transpacific volume and weakness in Southern Europe remain a concern. As […]
Logistics firms have won millions of pounds in new and extended contracts this year from retailers and manufacturers based in the UK and beyond. Here is Motortransport.co.uk’s top 10 contract wins of 2012. Ceva Logistics wins five year Silentnight home delivery contract In June, Ceva revealed that it had won a five-year contract delivering beds for Silentnight Group, taking over from three separate logistics companies. It will make over 70,000 deliveries a year from Silentnight’s manufacturing plants in Cumbria and […]
UPS is to trial 35 electric trucks across London and Paris, which will be built by UK technology firm Arrival.