UK Mail’s forced move to new premises has had a disastrous short-term impact on the business with full-year profit now expected to be half that achieved last year, the company warned today. Due to the advance of HS2, UK Mail moved to what should be an almost fully-automated new hub in Ryton, Coventry from its previous home in Birmingham, which was purchased by the DfT. The operator had hoped the switch would see it increase the proportion of parcels it […]
The level of financial standing standard O-licence holders will have to demonstrate is likely to increase in 2017, due to the drop in the value of the pound against the euro.
Fortec has launched a corporate division as it looks to expand its reach with larger, national customers and attract more “blue-chip” clients to the network. The Daventry-based pallet network says the new division was necessary as national and international accounts often require too much funding upfront for individual network members to be able to take on. Neil Hodgson, Fortec MD, says: “This type of business is beyond [most members’] reach in terms of financial risk and scale. However, through bringing […]
Air freight haulier Saints Transport more than tripled its losses in the 18 months to 30 June last year.