Turners (Soham) has continued its drive into the container sector with the acquisition of Goldstar Transport, creating a group with a combined turnover of more than £350m. Turners (Soham) MD Paul Day said the move was part of the company’s goal to expand its presence in the container logistics market and that given Goldstar Transport’s status in the market the acquisition made perfect sense. “Goldstar is one of the market leading companies, so they’ve got the knowledge, they’ve got the […]
Jersey Post has bought Portsmouth haulier Fraser Freight, after what the carrier described as one of its “most financially challenging years” to date.
Christmas may be cancelled for some container operators enduring flat volumes instead of the usual autumn surge as retail customers remain cautious about stocking up for the gift-giving season. Roadways Container Logistics MD Nick Matthews is not expecting a reversal in the coming months. “Christ-mas in the container industry comes early in the year; typically September, October and November. September has not seen a significant increase on prior months and some of the largest shipping lines are not predicting much […]
Fuel hauliers have welcomed the launch of a national training safety-standard for tanker drivers, and are gearing up to put their staff through the Petroleum Drivers’ Passport (PDP) scheme.