Unite has called on the management at DHL Supply Chain to clarify what impact the administration of customer BHS could have on its operation. The union said around 360 of its members, consisting of 60 drivers and 300 warehouse staff, work on the BHS contract at DHL, which delivers into its 164 high street stores on a daily basis. The majority of the affected staff are based at DHL’s site in Atherstone, Warwickshire. Motortransport.co.uk understands that the operator has held a retail logistics […]
The Petrol Retailers Associaition (PRA) has said that fuel supplies on Scottish forecourts remain unaffected at present, despite the temporary shut down of Grangemouth oil refinery due to an unresolved clash between its operator, Ineos, and the Unite union.
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 […]
Rico Logistics has told MotorTransport.co.uk that further acquisitions are on the cards, after its integration of the DHL Express Same-Day courier business it bought last November.