Creditors of Searon Logistics are thought to be owed £7.26m after the Felixstowe company’s fall into administration. A reduction in haulage rates followed by an announcement by shipping lines in March that they were “changing alliances” led to the haulier’s collapse in July. In a report to creditors, the administrators at McTear, Williams & Wood said the shipping lines’ announcement was “the biggest change in the industry for nearly 20 years and caused the company a major problem as its […]
A double-digit rise in income from its expanding warehousing operation helped food logistics service provider Grocontinental achieve a 6% increase in turnover in the year to 31 October 2014.
A combination of organic growth in its same-day distribution business and the acquisition of six companies last year helped courier firm CitySprint increase its turnover.
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 […]