Kuehne + Nagel Group is to sell a major part of its UK contract logistics portfolio to XPO Logistics. The transaction, which follows a major review of its contract logistics business, includes the drinks logistics, food services and retail and technology divisions. These parts of the overall operation generated a turnover of approximately £617m in 2019 and employ 7,500 staff. Detlef Trefzger, chief executive of Kuehne + Nagel International, said: “One year ago, we first announced the strategic review of […]
With UK banks under constant fire for failing to lend to British businesses, it is refreshing to talk to a banker who is positively eager to work with UK operators. Graham Winslet is sales director of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the strongest banks in the world (rated AA by Standard & Poor’s). He is responsible for growing the CV contract hire business, which currently owns around 15,000 CVs in France and the UK.
Expect Distribution has blamed a fall in profit on its loss-making two-man delivery service, which ceased operating in May last year, but said that new deals in its contract logistics business will get it back on track.