North West hauliers Farrall’s Transport and Fagan & Whalley have officially launched a 4PL joint-venture, FF&W, off the back of an additional contract win with construction materials manufacturer Knauf Insulation. Ahead of the latest contract, Chester-based Farrall’s and Padhiam, Lancashire-based Fagan & Whalley were already transporting glass fibre roof insulation and rock mineral wool cavity insulation for Knauf via its factories in St Helens and Queensferry for onwards distribution. This was done under the FF&W banner but after securing a […]
While TDG may not have invented the term 4PL, it was certainly one of the leaders in making the concept work for its customer Corus Steel back in 2006. Since then TDG has been acquired by Norbert Dentressangle (ND) and Corus taken over by Tata Steel, and 4PL has been renamed KeyPL, but the business has gone from strength to strength, as Paul Hayes, director of KeyPL Transport at ND, explains to Steve Hobson
CEVA Logistics saw its turnover fall by 10% last year due to the non-renewal of existing contracts.
Farrall’s Transport has invested £3.5m in a new 81,000ft² food grade facility in Deeside to tap into a predicted boost in port-centric logistics from the opening of the Liverpool SuperPort next year.