By the time the Beast from the East had done its damage and spring was finally making itself known, official figures showed that there had been 574 insolvencies in UK logistics during the first three months of 2018. This number, however, was an improvement on the previous quarter, prompting the Creditsafe Watchdog report for the period to announce that the industry had enjoyed “a great start to the year”. Inevitably, that was the cue for some high-profile collapses and disruption, […]
Hermes Group, parent company of UK parcel carrier Hermes Parcelnet, has seen “significant growth” in turnover for the twelfth year running, which it attributed to the rapidly growing e-commerce sector.
Lloyd Fraser said it was in a strong financial position with healthy cash reserves after reporting a 3.4% increase in turnover last year.
Canute Haulage has invested more than £1.2m in 11 bespoke forklift trailers for its contract with materials equipment provider Barloworld Handling. The order includes nine 13.6m and two 10.9m trailers, with the latter designed for making deliveries within London and the south east. The tri-axle step frame trailers have curtainside bodywork with sliding roofs and were built by Andover Trailers. “The full height and full width power-toe ramps ensure a shallow loading angle, meaning we can accommodate even the lowest […]