Wincanton has renewed its Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland (IOI) warehousing contract with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC). Building on a working relationship that stretches back to 2016, Wincanton will continue to provide warehousing services from its dedicated facility in Knockmore Hill, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, for a further two years. A key element of the service is Wincanton’s ability to support Coca-Cola HBC with its vision and voice picking technology, one of the first of the bottling company’s facilities […]
Bibby Distribution has appointed former Wincanton director of transport for the UK and Ireland, Nick Graham, as divisional director. Graham has over 25 years of experience in the logistics industry and is a member of the FTA’s National Council. CEO Iain Speak says: “Nick has a proven track record in leading efficient operations, managing acquisitions and supporting implementation programmes. This experience is invaluable, and Nick’s skillset and industry knowledge certainly compliment our business ambitions.” His responsibilities at Wincanton included maximising […]
Temperature-controlled operator Solstor has taken 36 tractor units on contract hire from Ryder: a mixture of Dafs and Mercedes.
Ceva Logistics, which recently saw its long-running relationship with Crown Paints extended, has seen group profit fall after its contract logistics businesses was affected by Europe’s economic malaise. While revenue in the first half of the year was up 5.5% at €3.5bn (2011: €3.4bn), EBITDA slipped 10.5% to €136m (2011: €152) as a consequence, despite growth in the group’s ocean freight business. John Pattullo, chief executive of Ceva, says: “Transpacific volume and weakness in Southern Europe remain a concern. As […]