8) Gavin Chappell, supply chain director, Asda Part of the giant Walmart family, Asda vies with Sainsbury’s for second position in the UK grocery retailing pecking order with annual sales of £23bn and 400 stores. With 23 DCs around the UK and a fleet of nearly 1,000 vehicles, Asda likes to keep control of its store deliveries while working closely with its third party carriers on international and primary movements.
Gregory Distribution Limited snapped up the business, assets and goodwill of collapsed Oxfordshire firm Interoute Transport Services for just £75,000, according to the firm’s administrators.
2013 was a year of moves forward for every transport firm listed on the Stock Exchange. And while we lost CityLink (to a management buy-out), we gained Royal Mail – and a whole heap of market capitalisation. So without further ado – let’s find out who the big winners were!
Having achieved record volume last year 2013 is set to be another record breaker, with the UK’s nine pallet networks on course to handle the most pallets through their systems that they have ever done since the launch of the concept two decades ago.
9) Ian Wainwright, head of freight and fleet delivery, TfL With 18 years logistics industry experience under his belt, Ian Wainwright understands freight. As road freight programme manager at TfL during the lead up to the London 2012 Games, he bridged the gap between the road transport industry and the public sector and ensured operators could keep moving goods around the Capital during the world’s biggest sporting event.
DHL Express has delivered hundreds instruments for US and Panama-based high school and university marching bands participating in the London New Year’s Day Parade today (1 January).