The MD of one of the largest container hauliers in the UK has warned that the pattern of business in the sector will “change dramatically” over the next 12 months when the London Gateway opens at the end of the year. Speaking as the haulier unveiled a 6.5% year-on-year increase in turnover and a 45% increase in pre-tax profit Chris Lawrenson, MD of Pentalver Group, said operators in the container market would have to change in order to survive. Pentalver, […]
Guidance for operators affected by container weight changes starting today (1 July) has been published, as the sector comes to terms with one of its biggest challenges in recent times.
Pentalver Transport has had a branding makeover after it was bought by American rail freight firm Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) in May.
Pentalver has signed a deal that will see it open a vehicle pre-clearance facility for the export of second-hand vehicles. The deal is a joint venture with New Zealand-based vehicle logistics firm Autohub and Japanese inspection company Jevic and is based at Pentalver’s depot in Felixstowe. The facility has the capacity to handle 30,000 cars per year. Pentalver MD Chris Lawrenson, says: “Our joint venture with Autohub and Jevic is a first for the UK and demonstrates how we work […]