Containerships has assured staff and customers that it is business as usual after the announcement it is to merge with French shipping giant CMA CGM. Under the deal, the French carrier will acquire Containership’s shipping, harbour and terminal holdings. It will also merge Containerships’ services with those of its short sea subsidiary MacAndrews. The merger is subject to the approval of the European competition authorities which could take up to six months. CMA CGM is the 3rd biggest container shipping […]
Ryder Europe vice-president and MD David Hunt’s claim that “Ryder is full of the joys of spring”, is not what MT expects to hear as we meet to discuss the integration of Hill Hire. But like the company he works for, Hunt can pull the occasional surprise. Ryder’s big surprise last year was the £151m acquisition of Hill Hire, announced the day before its 40th birthday in the UK (MT 13 June 2011). This takeover created a rental and leasing […]
Matthew Kibble Transport (MKT) has purchased Kent-based operator Shakespeare Transport for an undisclosed sum.
Hargreaves Services has said that its transport division saw a 7.6% rise in turnover in the year-ending 31 May, as it benefited from strong dry bulk volumes.