Meachers Global Logistics has posted an increase in turnover and profits, but said rising costs and a shortage of drivers is proving challenging. The Southampton-based logistics company increased group turnover by 17.2% to £30.6m in the year ending 31 May 2019. Pre-tax profit increased by 16.5% to £2.2m. In its review of the business, the company said the “significant increase in activity was achieved with an increased number of staff and agency labour”. It added: “Employee numbers increased by 4% […]
After three years in the pilot phase, the not-for-profit Road to Logistics scheme developed by the RHA and Microlise to get people including ex-military and ex-offenders trained as HGV drivers is about to start its national roll-out, backed by a £1m grant from the DfT.
Meachers Global Logistics and Steve Porter Transport Group have launched phase one of a partnership they hope will develop, generating new business and stripping out duplication from their respective networks. The strategic partnership, which began in earnest this week after months of preparatory work, sees Meachers trunking the Isle of Wight-based Steve Porter Transport’s overnight groupage from Southampton to its Midlands DCs in Northampton and Coventry. The trunking includes work undertaken by Steve Porter Transport as part of the Fortec […]
Meachers Global Logistics has won a major contract renewal with cruise ship operator Carnival UK, following a competitive tender process. The Southampton-based operator’s relationship with Carnival stretches back 14 years, and Meachers already manages the company’s supply chain for its vessel fleet. This includes providing inventory control, warehousing, consolidation, pick and pack, and back office support services. As part of the renewal, Meachers will now incorporate the consolidation of food and beverage supplies and receipting of all products into the […]