Pallet network Pall-Ex has welcomed its first new member as the result of its pledge to offer support to the hauliers and customers of the failed UK Pallets network. Kenneth Howley Transport of Castleford is the first haulier to move across to the Pall-Ex as part of the agreement, in Pall-Ex’s words, ‘to deliver consistent and reliable, quality service levels to UK Pallets’ customer base’. Pall-Ex group MD Kevin Buchanan, said: “As the proposed closure of UK Pallets progresses, we […]
Pall-Ex has bought two of its long-standing members to prevent the network losing them as their owners retire.
The issue of significant downward rate-pressure remains the elephant in the room despite continued volume growth in the pallet sector, according to network heads. Speaking after the Association of Pallet Networks revealed its members had experienced volume growth of more than 4% in the first half of the year (compared to 7.9% in 2011), Adam Leonard, MD of The Pallet Network , said the sector was at risk of repeating the mistakes previously made in the independent parcels sector. “There’s […]
Leicester-based Pall-Ex member Premier Logistics has opened its first southern hub, as part of its stated plan to double its operation in size in the coming twelve months.