Deben Transport was unable to save itself despite taking cost-cutting measures leaving it with no choice but to cease trading, as revealed by Motortransport.co.uk on Monday, its administrator has said. In a statement, Mark Upton and David Scrivener of Ensors, which were appointed as administrators of the firm earlier this week (13 April), confirmed the Felixstowe container-specialist had suffered a fall in turnover from a high of £34m, with losses recorded in the last two years. Deben Transport’s most recently […]
No doubt about it, 2012 was incredibly tough for UK logistics operators. Profits were low, costs were high and obtaining credit to invest remained hard. The double-dip recession we all feared is in danger of turning into triple-fall and GDP growth was more sluggish than a snail on valium. Forecasts for growth in 2013 range from 1% by the Bank of England (BoE) to 1.4% by the Confederation of British Industry, with the BoE also predicting that it will be […]
West of Scotland Heavy Haulage (WSHH) failed because Police Scotland withdrew its escort service, effectively stopping the wind turbine transport firm from completing its contracts.
With Widdowson Logistics in administration once more, Motortransport.co.uk revisits the events that lead to the operator’s pre-pack in July 2016. Although incorporated in 1975, business conducted by former coal merchant AM Widdowson & Son can be traced back more than 100 years. Like any haulage firm with a few years on the clock there’s been plenty of ups and downs, but for this Leicestershire outfit it’s been a particularly breathless few years. A stricken AM Widdowson was kept on the […]