UK Pallets is to close, after parent company UK Mail pulled the plug following years of poor profitability. The closure will cost UK Mail £1m, plus asset write-downs of £2m. In a trading statement to investors UK Mail said the closure of the pallet network would be managed over the next three months, as it sought to ensure that all employees and customers were properly supported. It added that a number of its employees would be able to take up […]
Are there signs of recovery? Well, if the MT basket of transport shares is anything to go by there has been a little bit of growth in the past month. But this doesn’t tell the full story for all of our big eight transport firms listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Shares in road transport businesses continue to trade at record highs for the calendar year, despite a relatively quiet August and an oh-so-slight dip in the value of the MT basket of shares.
UK Mail has revealed a pre-tax profit of £12.9m for the 12-months ended 31 March, down 19.5% on the previous year mainly due to a £2.2m hit from closure of four depots. Group turnover for the year was up by 8.4% to £429m, however, when adjusted for the increase in Royal Mail prices implemented on 6 May 2011, revenue increased by just 3.2%. The company says the results reflect UK Mail’s resilience during a year of tough trading in markets […]