Container hauliers may soon find themselves being brought to book less frequently for being inadvertently overloaded, following a new EC proposal to tighten up on the declared weights on shipping containers. The new proposal, put forward for inclusion in the EC’s directive (96/53) on vehicle weights and dimensions, seeks to force cargo-owners to be more accurate in declaring the weight of their containers. It also gives them greater responsibility where containers are found to be either under- or overweight – […]
Wincanton has become the first haulier to move containers off the quay at London Gateway, despite the port not officially being open for business.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) will complete the UK supply chain transformation it began in 2009 by building a major new DC at the London Gateway container port and logistics park.
Container haulier Goldstar Transport saw an 8.6% increase in turnover and a pre-tax profit rise of 35% in the 12 months ending 31 July 2012. The Felixstowe-based haulier, which has depots in Tilbury, Rochester, Southampton, Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham and Wakefield, said in its annual report that turnover rose from £65.4m in the previous financial year to £71m. Pre-tax profit increased to £2.1m from £1.6m in 2011. In the report the firm added that gross profit margin had increased to 11.5%, […]