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 […]
Manchester-based road transport companies AK Worthington and Global Logistics (UK) are to merge.
TNT said it is more certain about its future after the collapse of its multi-billion euro acquisition by UPS last week, despite analysts warning that the industry giant needs to “work out what is going on”. UPS pulled the plug on the €5.16bn (£4.31bn) deal after it became clear that the European Commission (EC) would veto the acquisition, which had been bogged down in EC red tape for the past 10 months, due to competition concerns. UPS said it was […]
Tarmac has confirmed it is in consultation with staff, following media reports suggesting it intends to relocate its headquarters from Wolverhampton to Solihull as part of its joint-venture with Lafarge. The firms are looking to combine their UK activities in the cement, aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete (RMX) sectors to find further efficiencies in a tough environment. According to reports, the closure of Tarmac’s Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, headquarters and the opening of a new base in Solihul is one of the […]