Container haulage specialist Pentalver Transport has opened its expanded container facility at DP World London Gateway deep sea port and logistics park on the River Thames. The expanded site adds 40% additional capacity to Pentalver’s London Gateway operation, which includes loaded and empty container storage, reefer and dry container maintenance and repair, transport and cargo handling. Pentalver, which was bought by American rail freight giant Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), in May last year, began work on Phase 2 of the […]
Pentalver has warned there could be casualties in the container haulage market in the second half of the year as the sector struggles with low volumes. The warning comes as the firm reported turnover and pre-tax profit growth in 2011: Pentalver Transport saw turnover grow to £57.4m in the year, from £55m a year ago, while pre-tax profit rose to £2m, from £1.5m. At sister business Pentalver Cannock, turnover rose to £24.8m, compared to £22.9m in 2010, but pre-tax profit […]
The MD of one of the largest container hauliers in the UK has warned that the pattern of business in the sector will “change dramatically” over the next 12 months when the London Gateway opens at the end of the year.
Container haulier Pentalver was “assisted greatly by an upsurge in market conditions” in 2014 after it saw a 7.3% rise in turnover year-on-year.