Wincanton has been awarded a new contract with defence manufacturer BAE Systems, to provide full logistics and warehousing services in support of its UK shipbuilding operations. This includes its programme to deliver three new River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Navy. The long-term agreement, which starts with the outsourcing of all logistics and warehousing at BAE Systems’ sites in Glasgow, will see Wincanton operating a central warehousing facility, inbound scheduling and collections and provision of modular re-useable crates. […]
Operators’ fears of a driver-shortage-fuelled capacity crisis this Christmas have been backed up by new research revealed today by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
Operators across the UK are expected to lower subcontractor rates in light of falling fuel prices, said the RHA, after it emerged Wincanton’s general haulage operation had reviewed subcontractor rates for this reason.
Eddie Stobart has wrestled a £15m Cemex contract from Wincanton after promising to deliver it using fewer sub-contractors.