Here we are at the end of yet another year and the time when the MT cost tables appear. I look forward to comparing my own costs to yours and the MT tables are not far adrift of reality. Except for one thing. I question the wisdom of advising your readers of going for a 5% profit margin over and above the costs involved. I understand the thinking, it does after all reflect the performance of the industry and at […]
Wincanton has told investors that it continues to trade in line with expectations, with solid levels of activity in its contract logistics business, as it financial year concluded.
Cambridgeshire transport and storage provider Knowles Transport managed to generate an 11.4% pre-tax profit margin in the year to the end of December 2013 despite a sharp drop in turnover, figures logged recently at Companies House have shown.
A combination of improved productivity and reconfigured warehousing space helped Fowler Welch improve its profit margin in the six months ending 30 September. While parent Dart Group did not break down the profit performance of its transport and distribution arm, it did reveal that turnover for the period rose 8% year-on-year to £80.3m (2011 H1: £74.2m). MD Nick Hay said: “Our operating margins are better than for the first half year of 2011/12 due to further revenue growth, improved fleet […]