Hanson has outsourced part of its concrete delivery operations to Wincanton. Under the eight-year contract Wincanton will deliver more than half a million cubic metres of concrete a year to Hanson’s customers, typically building contractors, using a flexible fleet of around 70 vehicles in Wincanton and Hanson liveries. The agreement sees Wincanton strengthen its presence in the construction sector and comes just six months after the firm renewed its six-year contract with Hope Construction Materials as its logistics partner for […]
Morrisons has confirmed plans to close the transport operation at its Swan Valley DC in Northampton, bringing in third parties to handle deliveries from the site. Ashleigh Wight
Norbert Dentressangle will cease providing warehousing and distribution services to collapsed retail chain Comet from tomorrow (21 December). Last month the operator warned its five-year £100m contract with Comet, which it only signed earlier this year, was in the hands of the retail chain’s administrator Deloitte. At the start of this week Deloitte closed the last of the retail chain’s stores in the absence of an acceptable offer for the whole business. Richard Cawston, business unit director at Norbert Dentressangle, […]
Eddie Stobart labels Aggregate Industries’ decision to chop it as regrettable; as independents come to the fore
Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) has labelled the premature end of its Concrete Products Division contract with Aggregate Industries (AI) as “regrettable” in a letter to affected staff.