Cambridgeshire-based ambient food logistics specialist Bretts Transport has said it anticipates “a good profitable year” after reporting a 9.5% increase in turnover for the 12 months to the end of March. MD Simon Brett said the boost to turnover in the year to 31 March 2013 – which rose from £12.5m to £13.7m – was largely the result of winning a new contract worth around £900,000 in extra turnover from local food producer Kinnerton Confectionery. The contract involves shunting movements […]
Glasgow haulier John G Russell (Transport) has warned the distribution sector of a “difficult” 12 months ahead as costs keep rising while rates and profit margins continue to stagnate. Alan Poulton, chief executive, logistics at the group, told MT the firm was finding it increasingly difficult to squeeze further efficiencies out of its operation and said that, in terms of rates: “We are not getting, and have not got for some time now, an increase that reflects the quality and […]
Wincanton has written to Eddie Stobart Logistics’ (ESL) employees on the Aggregate Industries’ Concrete Products Division contract ahead of the switch in contractor, Motortransport.co.uk can exclusively reveal.
Norbert Dentressangle will cease providing warehousing and distribution services to collapsed retail chain Comet from tomorrow (21 December). Last month the operator warned its five-year £100m contract with Comet, which it only signed earlier this year, was in the hands of the retail chain’s administrator Deloitte. At the start of this week Deloitte closed the last of the retail chain’s stores in the absence of an acceptable offer for the whole business. Richard Cawston, business unit director at Norbert Dentressangle, […]