The members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) moved more than 17.5 million pallets in the first nine months of 2016. APN chairman Paul Sanders said this was a 4.5% increase on pallet volumes over the same period in 2015. He said: “The pallet network model responds well to volume fluctuations and service levels remain high across the year.” Sanders added that while there had been growth across all service offerings in the sector, the greatest increase had been […]
Walkers Transport has been appointed main haulier for SD Parr in a deal that will see it move around 2,000 pallets per year for the glaced fruits and bakery products distributor. Leeds-based Walkers secured the contract with Barnsley-based SD Parr after a competitive tender and will be responsible for storing and delivering SD Parr’s products throughout the country. John Pedley, MD at SD Parr, said that Walkers’ network, warehousing facilities and IT system meet its business needs. “We see Walkers […]
Palletways has appointed a former TNT UK manager to head up its Oxford operation, as activity at its new Abingdon site gets underway.
Hermes has revealed record results at its UK division, with revenue up 22% in 2011. The parcels company says this reinforces its position as the country’s second-largest home-delivery business. Revenue stood at €303m during 2011, up from €248m in the previous year. Hermes says its UK arm handled more than 140 million parcels during the year, as demand for its home delivery services increased with online retail sales. Carole Woodhead, chief executive at Hermes UK, says: “Our UK business has […]