Whistl’s logistics division plans to increase the size of its network during the next two years, with plans to move into more “affluent” logistics areas.
This week think tank Open Europe launched its ‘Brexit Barometer’, predicting the likelihood of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union after the general election on 7 May. It’s currently estimating a 17% chance of severance.
Transport Exchange Group has launched an online dashboard for owner-operators.
A revival in activity within the construction sector helped ET Holdings more than treble profit before tax in the year to the end of March 2014, from £192,000 to just under £760,000.
County Antrim-based vehicle operator Woodside Haulage (Holdings) managed to boost turnover by nearly 10% in the year to the end of March 2014, its latest accounts have shown.
There has been no shortage of headlines following the administration of City Link late last year, from former staff taking a claim to the Employment Tribunal, to the revelation that it owed more than £30m to trade creditors.
The acquisition of Christian Salvesen in 2007 was a watershed moment for Norbert Dentressangle. Not only did it nearly double its turnover over night (from €1.8bn in 2007 to €3.1bn in 2008) it was the catalyst for a major international acquisition spree that has seen it expand its interests into Spain, Italy, Portugal, Russia and the USA. This boom also saw it buy TDG, and its annualised turnover of £700m.
Following the news that all HGVs without safety equipment are to be banned from operating in London from September, dozens of trucks with improved safety features have been unveiled at a Clocs demonstration event in London today.
An EU-funded project exploring sustainable last-mile deliveries has launched a video to highlight a series of pilots taking place across cities in north-west Europe, including London. The LaMiLo scheme, comprising private logistics firms, local authorities and researchers, is aiming to demonstrate the economic, environmental and social benefits of consolidating deliveries and using more eco-friendly transport options for the final mile, such as electric vans or bicycles. Ian Short, chief executive at the Institute for Sustainability in the UK and LaMiLo […]
Think Logistics has got off to a flying start this year with several major operators lining up to deliver workshops or offer mentoring support for students keen to learn more about the logistics sector.