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 […]
Fagan & Whalley has announced a company restructure, boosting its board of directors from two to six people.
Like hauliers, truck dealers are consolidating, getting bigger, and widening the range of services they offer. Dealers no longer just sell trucks; they are increasingly taking on the vehicle repair and maintenance as more operators close their fleet engineering departments and rely on dealers for their R&M and other technical support. Rygor Commercials is a good example of this trend. The UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz franchise following its takeover of Mudie-Bond last year, Rygor’s territory now covers much of central southern […]
The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) is inviting visitors to this year’s Multimodal exhibition to take part in an adapted ‘speed’ version of the Business on the Move board game, which is aimed at getting younger people interested in a career in logistics.