Stobart Group has reported a busy Christmas in its transport and distribution businesses, as EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) for the final four months of 2013 grew. In its interim management statement covering the period from 1 September 2013 to today (17 January), it confirmed that all of its businesses are continuing to make steady progress, but conceded that more work needed to be done to achieve its long-term goals. In order to reduce debt, it also continues to […]
Maritime Transport has reported an 11th consecutive year of revenue growth.
Competition for HGV drivers is pushing wages up and heaping pressure on operators, warns Meachers Global
Rising driver wages look set to exacerbate the current squeeze in labour supply, Meachers Global Logistics MD Stuart Terris has warned. Commenting on the financial performance of the firm in the year to 31 May – which notched up a 25% increase in turnover with a 67% rise in pre-tax profit – Terris pointed to the ongoing driver shortage and fuel price volatility as the two main operational headwinds facing the company. On the former, he said: “We’re on top […]
UK Mail saw a 25% year-on-year increase in daily parcels volume during the first quarter of this year, the post and parcel carrier has revealed.