Maritime Transport has ordered 35 Actros for its general fleet, having put 30 of the trucks on the road as part of a separate deal with Allport Cargo Services. Maritime revealed it had signed a contract with the international freight forwarder following a 12 month trial in July of this year. The deal commenced a month later and sees Maritime dedicate 44 of its vehicles to the Allport contract, distributed between its Southampton, Tamworth, Manchester and Doncaster depots. All 65 […]
Chinese automotive group Zhejiang Geely Holding has purchased almost 10% of Daimler, just weeks after becoming the largest shareholder in truck manufacturer AB Volvo.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is about to enter the final stage of its investigation into Mercedes-Benz and five vehicle dealerships over suspected breaches of the Competition Act in the distribution of commercial vehicles. The investigation, launched in 2010, relates to five separate alleged infringements between March 2007 and January 2010, each of them involving two or three dealers, and two of them also involving Mercedes-Benz. Apart from Mercedes UK parent Daimler UK, and ultimate parent Daimler AG, the […]
Allport Cargo Services, which recently rebranded and adopted its new name in celebration of its 50th anniversary, is to reshape its executive team with the appointment of joint group MDs from April. Danny Clayton, MD of the supply chain division, has been named as joint MD of Allport Cargo Services alongside Jerry Gray, who has performed the role of MD since the company’s merger with Cargo Services in December 2010. John Lau, owner of Allport Cargo Services, said: “Their coming […]