Maritime Transport has reported an 11th consecutive year of revenue growth. For the year to 27 December 2012, the container operator’s turnover rose 8% to £130.7m from £121.3m in 2011. Pre-tax profit increased 18% to £2.5m from £2.1m the previous year. The directors’ report described trading conditions as “difficult” during the year, with “lower volumes, over capacity of transport in the market place and increasing costs to provide the same services”. However, the company said cost increases were offset by […]
Turners (Soham) has purchased Macintyre Transport, for an undisclosed sum.
Christmas may be cancelled for some container operators enduring flat volumes instead of the usual autumn surge as retail customers remain cautious about stocking up for the gift-giving season. Roadways Container Logistics MD Nick Matthews is not expecting a reversal in the coming months. “Christ-mas in the container industry comes early in the year; typically September, October and November. September has not seen a significant increase on prior months and some of the largest shipping lines are not predicting much […]
Sheffield-based DBL Logistics has predicted a record £3.5m turnover in its next financial year, following its expansion into a brand-new 33,500ft² Tinsley Park site.