Despite walking away from contracts and uncertain container volumes, Wincanton’s half year results recorded a 52% jump in pre-tax profit. Motortransport.co.uk talks to CEO Adrian Colman. The figures for the six months ended 30 September this year showed pre-tax profit of £19.6m, compared to £12.9m for the same period in 2015. Adrian Colman said the increase was the result of an improved, profitable performance from Pullman, its fleet services arm, and capital from the sale of its Records Management business. […]
Almost three quarters of freight forwarders are calling for the Brexit transition period to be extended if no trade deal is agreed with the EU.
Brexit will make it easier for stowaways to enter lorries bound for the UK at French ports, according to a Dutch trade association.
Operation Brock will come into force on October 28, three days ahead of the UK’s withdrawal date from the EU, DfT has announced.