Royal Mail’s profit warning has been met with shock by analysts who have warned that the group faces relegation from the FTSE 100 if it cannot tackle its productivity problem. In a trading update for the half year to 23 September 2018 released yesterday (1 October) the group revealed a 7% fall in addressed letters and productivity gains at just 0.1%, well short of its target of 2-3% growth. Royal Mail said the 18-month labour dispute that ended in January […]
MT Partnership Award winner Miniclipper Logistics is planning further expansion and investment after a record performance this year.
Freight operator DFDS Seaways saw freight volumes increase in September after plunging 22% at the peak of the Covid-19 lockdown, according to its latest annual report.
Competition for HGV drivers is pushing wages up and heaping pressure on operators, warns Meachers Global
Rising driver wages look set to exacerbate the current squeeze in labour supply, Meachers Global Logistics MD Stuart Terris has warned. Commenting on the financial performance of the firm in the year to 31 May – which notched up a 25% increase in turnover with a 67% rise in pre-tax profit – Terris pointed to the ongoing driver shortage and fuel price volatility as the two main operational headwinds facing the company. On the former, he said: “We’re on top […]