Wilson James has won a five-year contract with University College London (UCL) to act as logistics partner for the university’s Bloomsbury Transformation Programme. The £10m contract will be serviced out of its London Construction Consolidation Centre, which last month received the gold award under TfL’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors). The partners predict this will reduce the number of deliveries on-site by 70%. Wilson James will also be responsible for traffic marshalling and waste and delivery management for the project, […]
Bosses of Britain’s transport operators are optimistic about the prospects for their own companies over the coming year, despite being gloomy about the future of the economy. In the first Logistics Industry Confidence Index compiled by Analytiqa for Barclays Bank and professional services firm Grant Thornton, 88% of senior managers viewed current business conditions as either very or somewhat difficult. Over a quarter (26%) expected conditions to get worse in the next six months and almost half (24%) expect them […]
Bibby Distribution has reported “a seamless transition” after winning a contract to manage the full logistics programme on behalf of Dairy Crest subsidiary Fayrefield FoodTec. The rolling contract includes the receipt and storage of raw dry food ingredients from suppliers, product sampling and final delivery to food manufacturers throughout the UK. The company said palletised deliveries to Fayrefield’s Crewe mixing plant and larger consignments to local customers have now been fully integrated into its network – operating out of Meir […]
Wincanton’s contract logistics business “is continuing to perform robustly”, it has said, while the company was hit by low volumes in its container business.