Gefco UK has appointed Martin Rantle as commercial director to help drive a “key stage” in the company’s expansion strategy. As well as continuing to grow its traditional automotive logistics arm, the firm is also gaining momentum in new market sectors. In September last year it secured a major contract with Jaguar Land Rover, as well as being picked as multimodal partner for wine merchant Gerrard Seel. Rantle joins Gefco from Palletline, where he was executive director of sales and […]
Rental and leasing company Ryder has named Simon Ranner as UK operations director.
Once again the UK’s nine pallet networks bucked the general trend within logistics in 2012, delivering another year of growth. While Greece teetered on the precipice, dragging the whole eurozone deeper into its protracted economic malaise, Europe remained the focal point for many of the UK’s networks looking for the next big thing. European market leader Palletways faces competition with Pall-Ex’s ambitious European plans remaining on course despite the economic headwinds from the Continent, and Palletforce finally revealing its hand […]
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 […]