Pre-tax profit at Brian Yeardley fell by nearly 50% in 2016, hit by a combination of migrant problems in Calais, unstable currency exchange rates and fleet investment. The operator’s pre-tax profit for the year was £368,000; down 48% on 2015’s £544,000. The main cause of this, MD Kevin Hopper told MT, was because it had to absorb more than £300,000 of extra costs as a result of the Calais migrant crisis. Hopper said: “We made the decision to ship through […]
NWF Group saw its half-year pre-tax profit leap by 26% after landing a major new food distribution contract and buying another three fuel distribution operators.
EM Rogers (Transport) expanded its specialist car transporter business during its previous financial year, buying several enclosed car transporters and the associated customer-list from Advatec.
The FTA has reiterated previous calls for action over migrant build-ups in northern France after a new rail freight service to the port of Calais was postponed due to safety concerns.