UK Mail Group has written down the value of its struggling UK Pallets business, revealing a £7.3m impairment charge relating to goodwill dating from its purchase in 2003. The group took action after revealing that in the six months ended 30 September 2014, turnover at the pallet network fell 1.1% to £13.9m (2013: £14.1m). Operating profit plummeted 58.6% to £200,000 (2013: £600,000). UK Mail also conceded in its interim results yesterday, that UK Pallets was still suffering “gaps in the […]
Palletline Logistics (Midlands) has lost its battle for survival and ceased to trade.
Tomorrow I will be speaking with Wincanton chief executive Eric Born as Britain’s second largest road transport operation (or is it?) reveals its latest annual accounts. The most important part is – can the company turn a profit and for much of the past 12 months it has promised “good progress” in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. Before then its been a week of scalping – shares in the transport tracker are either flat, or down, across […]
The MD of the the Hazchem Network has said its specialism in ADR, a new hub and the fact that the regulations that underpin its work are European rather than EU mandated, means the business is facing the future with positivity.