Former FTA president and ex-Christian Salvesen chief executive Stewart Oades has been appointed as a non-executive director at Wincanton. Oades, currently a non-executive director at wholesaler Palmer & Harvey and seafood firm MW brands, served as president of the FTA between 2009 and 2013. He will join the Wincanton board on 1 November. He served as chief executive at Christian Salvesen between 2005 and 2008 and prior to that held various senior positions at Exel between 1996 to 2005, including […]
FTA MD of membership and policy James Hookham has said he is not surprised third party logistics companies (3PLs) have proved unwilling to discuss their role in the application of penalty charges for non-compliant deliveries at retailers’ distribution centres, and advised hauliers unhappy about having to pay the fines to stop taking on contracts that involve them.
Wincanton is continuing its fleet expansion at pace with the addition of 21 Renault Range Ts for its construction division and 85 for its container business.
Norbert Dentressangle’s five-year, £100m contract with Comet is in the hands of administrator Deloitte following the biggest high street collapse since Woolworths in 2008. Wincanton, Comet’s previous logistics partner, walked away from a warehousing and distribution deal with Comet on 30 April after it was unable to agree terms with OpCapita, the equity company that bought the chain at the start of 2012 from Kesa Electricals. A spokeswoman for ND said: “We continue to operate our contracts with Comet Group, […]