Former APC chief executive Syed Ziaullah has acquired Swindon-based parcels and pallet firm UK Shuttle for an undisclosed sum. The express delivery business is a member of The Pallet Network as well as parcel network APC Overnight, and operates a secure warehousing site with pick-and-pack options for customers. Ziaullah told MT the business is a good fit with his existing company, Action Express, based in Northampton, as both are well positioned to provide a reliable, customer-centric service to their respective […]
Once again the UK’s nine pallet networks bucked the general trend within logistics in 2012, delivering another year of growth. While Greece teetered on the precipice, dragging the whole eurozone deeper into its protracted economic malaise, Europe remained the focal point for many of the UK’s networks looking for the next big thing. European market leader Palletways faces competition with Pall-Ex’s ambitious European plans remaining on course despite the economic headwinds from the Continent, and Palletforce finally revealing its hand […]
Lancashire operator FDC (Holdings) has expanded into a new DC near Preston.
Scania (GB) has won an order for at least 2,250 trucks from Consortium Purchasing, an operation led by William Stobart, executive chairman of Greenwhitestar Acquisitions (which owns Eddie Stobart, The Pallet Network and iForce), and Allan Jenkinson (owner of A W Jenkinson Forest Products).