Clipper Logistics has bought return logistics provider Servicecare Support Services for £5.7m and published its first set of results since its flotation earlier this year. The acquisition was made as part of Clipper’s strategy to enhance its Boomerang returns-service and increase its presence in the electrical goods returns market. Servicecare’s MD Dave Aspin will remain in his current role, but chief executive Jerry Day and business development director Gary Furness will act as consultants for 12 months after the acquisition […]
Brit European Transport has bolstered its bulk liquids business with the purchase of Cheshire-based Tankplus. Specialising in fuel and bulk powder distribution, Tankplus operates from Ellesmere Port and runs seven vehicles. “We were looking to develop the size and scope of our bulk liquids division and the Tankplus opportunity fitted the bill,” said Brit European MD Graham Lackey. “We have no plans to change anything in the short to medium term as Tankplus appears to be working well and delivering […]
Hargreaves Services has said that its transport division saw a 7.6% rise in turnover in the year-ending 31 May, as it benefited from strong dry bulk volumes.
Is a trans-Pennine tunnel really a viable option? How can capacity challenges across major freight routes such as the M62 corridor be tackled? What will make large plcs pick cities in northern England to base their warehousing and logistics operations? These topics and more will be debated at the Freight in the City Spring Summit: Driving Growth in the North on 3 March at Manchester Central (formerly G-Mex).