A new book telling the inside story of how TNT UK worked with newspaper publisher Rupert Murdoch to break the union stranglehold on Fleet Street has already been reprinted. ‘The man who never sleeps’ is the autobiography of Tom Bell OBE, then MD of TNT UK, who famously ran trucks across picket lines in the controversial and sometimes violent year-long Wapping dispute of the mid-1980s. Reviewing the book, Jonathan Northcroft of The Sunday Times, wrote: “I was most interested in the […]
TNT Express is calling on the government to review the “often substantially inadequate” loading and unloading facilities in many city centres, in particular around Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) ‘hotspots’.
UPS says its takeover of TNT Express is likely to be completed in the fourth quarter. The US firm says it wants to carry out a what it describes as a ‘Phase II review’, as there are “certain areas that require more time to analyse”. This extended review could take up to 25 weeks to complete, which will mean the initial offer period will need to be extended beyond the original deadline of 31 August, and is now expected to […]
The transport and logistics sector is set for a flurry of mergers and acquisitions this year, according to advisory firm KPMG, following a year of subdued activity in 2011. Steffen Wagner, European head of transport transactions at KPMG, says: “This year certainly took off to a promising start. Many companies, particularly in the logistics segment, are sitting on full coffers and are ready for increased strategic acquisitions.” He adds that any activity will rely on three main factors: GDP development […]