Clipper Logistics has won a contract to operate an efulfilment solution for the trading arm of military charity Help for Heroes. The logistics firm will be shipping a wide range of clothing, accessories, homeware and gift items worldwide from its Enfield shared-user site for Help for Heroes Trading, which previously handled its logistics in-house. Clipper declined to comment on the volumes involved or to specify the value and duration of the contract.
Former FTA president and ex-Christian Salvesen chief executive Stewart Oades has been appointed as a non-executive director at Wincanton.
Wincanton has delivered a “boringly predictable” set of results for the six months to 30 September 2013, with group turnover down 1.6% at £542.3m and operating profit up 2.1% to £24.2m compared with the same period last year.
Ceva Logistics, which recently saw its long-running relationship with Crown Paints extended, has seen group profit fall after its contract logistics businesses was affected by Europe’s economic malaise. While revenue in the first half of the year was up 5.5% at €3.5bn (2011: €3.4bn), EBITDA slipped 10.5% to €136m (2011: €152) as a consequence, despite growth in the group’s ocean freight business. John Pattullo, chief executive of Ceva, says: “Transpacific volume and weakness in Southern Europe remain a concern. As […]