Supermarket chain Morrisons is to outsource a sizeable slice of its transport operation, alongside several vehicle maintenance departments to Wincanton. A spokesman told motortransport.co.uk: “We are transferring our transport departments at three sites and vehicle maintenance departments at five sites to be operated by logistics specialists Wincanton, who will provide this service for us. ”No jobs will be affected.” Wincanton’s five-year contract will see it manage transport planning and operations for goods travelling to Morrisons stores from three northern DCs. […]
Homeware supplier Loaf has awarded a new multichannel contract for nationwide storage and distribution services to Wincanton.
The chief executive of Wincanton does not expect a wave of consolidation in the UK road transport sector, arguing that recent high-profile acquisitions have been standalone deals rather than part of a trend.
A very quiet week on the Stock Exchange for transport-related shares – ahead of City Link’s numbers tomorrow (15 March). All eyes will be on Rentokil’s parcels arm to see if it posts a full-year profit. But it hasn’t stopped a rather telling trend in the past week…