Maritime Transport saw pre-tax profit rise almost 10% year-on-year despite the collapse of “significant customer” Hanjin Shipping last year. According to its most recently filed accounts to Companies House the Felixstowe container haulage giant incurred a bad debt as a result of the South Korean shipping line – formerly the world’s seventh largest by volume – filing for bankruptcy protection on 31 August 2016. Despite this, turnover rose 13.3% to £224.6m for the year-ending 27 December 2016, from £198.3m in […]
Scania is to appeal today’s €881m (£771m) fine from the European Commission (EC) over price-fixing, after refuting the findings.
Blakemore Logistics, a subsidiary of AF Blakemore Group, has welcomed a series of Mercedes-Benz trucks to its fleet for the first time, following a successful 12 month trial with an Actros tractor unit.
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]