Strong growth in its logistics division helped offset declining revenues from transport at Norbert Dentressangle last year, leaving the firm’s turnover almost 4% up with a fractional increase in profitability. Following a particularly good fourth quarter, the group reported an overall 3.9% rise in turnover during 2013 to just over €4bn (£3.28bn), with earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) amounting to €141.7m (£116.4m). This compares to restated turnover of €3.88bn and EBITA of €141.6m the previous year. Revenue from […]
It has emerged that Norbert Dentressangle, taken over last month by US firm XPO Logistics, was ordered in March to pay a former employee more than £8,000 for unfair dismissal, after sacking him last year for what his employer deemed was a sexually suggestive picture posted on his Facebook page.
Airfreight specialist Saints Transport saw both turnover and profit rise in 2013, despite what it described as a “challenging year” for its sector.