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 […]
Six months after leaving Fortec to join Palletways, Newark-based International Logistics Centre said it is reaping the benefits of Palletways’ IT system, which it claimed had cut administration hours at the haulage and freight forwarding business.
A very quiet week on the Stock Exchange for transport-related shares – ahead of City Link’s numbers tomorrow (15 March). All eyes will be on Rentokil’s parcels arm to see if it posts a full-year profit. But it hasn’t stopped a rather telling trend in the past week…
Fortec has welcomed six new members to its network, five of which have joined the pallet distribution sector for the first time.