Temperature controlled distribution remains one of the key elements of the UK road transport sector, with the chilled and frozen food market estimated at more than £15bn a year. Chilled and frozen distribution poses particular challenges to hauliers and own account operators, as transport and storage are key elements in a safe and legal supply chain. To recognise the importance of this key specialism within the road transport industry, MT has introduced Temperature Controlled Operator of the Year, sponsored by […]
Nominations have opened for the 2016 FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.
In 2016, Abbey Logistics took over the British Sugar transport contract, an operation that sees 400,000 tonnes of bulk sugar delivered every year and 300 deliveries across the UK each week. This involves a fleet of 61 bespoke trucks and 94 dedicated tank trailers covering 4.5 million miles a year, driven by 90 drivers managed by a team of 19 full-time staff. The joint Abbey Logistics and British Sugar team has developed a fully integrated, cost-effective and secure business alliance, […]
Thomas van Mourik has served Culina Group for over 25 years, developing it into a market leading organisation. With the acquisition of companies like Dairy Crest, Wiseman Dairies, Great Bear and most recently Fowler Welch, Culina Group covers a comprehensive range of logistics sectors and has shown how to manage corporate integration, innovation and growth in a period of tremendous volatility. Throughout this, van Mourik has demonstrated great leadership, developing a business model and management team capable of significant and […]