Maxi Haulage is on course to deliver “acceptable” profit levels this year after driver wage rises and a steep hike in shipping costs to Ireland saw the firm’s pre-tax profit take a 41% hit in 2017. Reporting its annual results to 30 September 2017, the Irvine-based Maxi Caledonian subsidiary revealed that whilst turnover rose 11% in the year from £56.1m to £62.3m, pre-tax profit fell 41% from £2.3m to £1.3m. Maxi Haulage MD Alan Miles told MT: “The biggest impact […]
Lloyd Fraser said it was in a strong financial position with healthy cash reserves after reporting a 3.4% increase in turnover last year.
Wincanton hasn’t had it all its own way of late. A resurgent Eddie Stobart wrestled a Cemex contract valued at £15m off it, and MT revealed earlier this month that Britvic had re-awarded its entire transport requirement to Eddie Stobart after the first year of a five-year deal with Wincanton.
DX Group delivered an improved performance in the second half of its trading year, but this wasn’t enough to offset the damage done earlier on, the operator said today.