DHL Express almost doubled its UK pre-tax profit last year thanks to a significant rise in inbound volumes and an increase in its share of the global express market. Financial statements for DHL International (UK), which trades as DHL Express in the UK, reveal a 95.9% jump in pre-tax profit to £9.7m (2012: £4.9m) for the 12 months to 31 December 2013. This was off the back of an 11.7% increase in turnover from £544.8m to £608.9m in the same […]
A judgement in the legal claim being brought by the GMB union against four companies involved in the operation of Marks & Spencer’s South Marston, Swindon DC over agency staff pay could take months to be made.
Rico Logistics has told MotorTransport.co.uk that further acquisitions are on the cards, after its integration of the DHL Express Same-Day courier business it bought last November.
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]