17) Andrew Woolfenden Title: UK distribution director, Tesco There are fewer more high-profile, and demanding, jobs in road transport and logistics than running the in-house operations of (still) Britain’s biggest retailer. Tesco has had a rough 18-months, posting its worst set of annual results and a pre-tax loss of £6.38bn in February. Much-hand wringing and soul searching ensued, as the retailer looked to put itself back on the right track. A few months later, the incumbent to this position – […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has announced the sudden departure of its chief executive, Mick Jackson. Jackson (pictured), who had been in the post for five years, has been replaced with immediate effect by his former deputy, Ross Moloney, while the board seeks a new chief executive.
Ceva has singled out the performance of its business in the UK for having a “very strong year” in 2011 after the Netherlands-based logistics giant revealed a 10% rise in profit. Speaking to MT.co.uk, Leigh Pomlett, president for Northern Europe at Ceva, singled out delivery from the UK and Poland as “two countries that have performed” as, globally, the firm saw revenue rise just 0.7% to €6.8bn (£5.6bn)for the year ending 31 December 2011. EBITDA rose 9.9%, when accounting for […]
UPS has revealed it will be using bicycles, couriers on foot and London’s waterways in a bid to minimise delivery disruption during the Games period. Following successful trials in January and February in multiple postcodes around central London, the US logistics giant has decided to incorporate a fleet of bicycles into its operation, which will be able to access most nearside Games Lanes on the designated Olympic Route Network. The company will also transport freight from a warehouse at the […]