The collapse of Deben Transport highlights the urgent need to address the poor rates plaguing the container haulage market, the boss of Pentalver has said. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk, Chris Lawrenson said Deben’s demise did at least take 200-plus vehicles out of “a network that’s already creaking”. However, “the benefit to the container industry overall is that it highlights how the rates have to be increased”. Lawrenson said present rates were simply not sustainable, although he appreciated that customers could only […]
Maritime Transport has ordered more than 200 new vehicles, including Next Generation Scanias, to enter its fleet later this year.
The Canute Group, owned by Almtone, is expected to make an official announcement about its closure tomorrow afternoon.
Wincanton has secured a multi-million pound extension on its contract with B&Q, taking on management of an additional warehouse. The firm will manage B&Q’s one million ft² showroom fulfilment centre in Burton-on-Trent, which provides warehousing for the retailer’s bathroom, bedroom and kitchen range. Under this new agreement, it is estimated that Wincanton will handle nine million cases of merchandise per year. “We are delighted to be extending our long term relationship with B&Q, which further demonstrates our ability to support […]