DHL Supply Chain has signed up pallet network Palletways to handle the non-chilled requirement of its troubled KFC contract, MT can exclusively reveal. The 3PL made international headlines in February when its KFC supply chain and distribution deal suffered a failure to launch, leading to hundreds of store closures and ultimately the re-awarding of some of the work to the previous incumbent Bidvest. In an account brief sent to network members and seen by MT, Rob Gittins, MD of UK […]
Gist is offering up to £5,000 to HGV drivers joining the business from August in a bid to boost driver numbers and ensure continued deliveries to key customers, including Marks & Spencer.
The issue of significant downward rate-pressure remains the elephant in the room despite continued volume growth in the pallet sector, according to network heads. Speaking after the Association of Pallet Networks revealed its members had experienced volume growth of more than 4% in the first half of the year (compared to 7.9% in 2011), Adam Leonard, MD of The Pallet Network , said the sector was at risk of repeating the mistakes previously made in the independent parcels sector. “There’s […]
Culina Group chief executive Thomas van Mourik (pictured) has slammed the government’s handling of Brexit, insisting the movement of goods between the UK and Ireland remains “a big bloody mess” that has cost operators “a boatload of money”.