UK Mail expects volume growth in its parcels division to slow down in the second half of this year as it continues to feel the effects of a weakened retail market and poor volumes in the second quarter. Turnover in its parcels division increased 3.4% to £109.4m (2013: £105.8m) in the first half of this year, while operating profit increased marginally to £11.2m. Average daily parcel volumes increased 6%, but the majority of volume growth came in the first quarter […]
Stobart Group says it has seen no significant improvement in its transport business’s fortunes, since it warned of tough trading conditions at the end of June. In a pre-close statement the company, which has just announced it will be increasing its hybrid truck fleet, says the UK recession is dampening growth within transport. While the majority of the Eddie Stobart transport business has progressed well, the restructuring of the chilled business alongside bad simmer weather has resulted in losses. Stobart, […]
Sun Capital Partners has abandoned its interest in making a bid for Clipper Logistics.
UPS and TNT Express have submitted remedies to the European Commission to address its competition concerns, extending the review period further. The submission extends the EC’s review period by 15 business days to 5 February 2013. The proposed remedies involve the sale of the business activities and its assets. UPS needs to ensure the long-term viability of these activities and the continuity of service already provided by TNT Express. In order to receive approval, the EC will market-test the remedies. […]