Volumes in UK pallet networks held up well in the third quarter, falling just 0.3% year on year, despite the impact of the viral pandemic. Latest figures from the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) also showed that economy volumes were up 18% to the end of September and total volumes during the month increased by 16%. Quarter pallets increased by 9.6% compared to Q3 2019 and APN chairman Paul Sanders said this was perhaps symptomatic of the increase in home […]
Freight operator DFDS Seaways saw freight volumes increase in September after plunging 22% at the peak of the Covid-19 lockdown, according to its latest annual report.
Drivers at Ferguson Transport and Shipping are calling on the company to furlough them as they struggle to survive on short-term working rates of £25 a day introduced at the firm as a result of falling workloads brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many in the logistics industry were shocked to hear of the unexpected passing of Jim Scanlan, aged 59, on Monday 10 April, writes Ali Karim, MD of the Hazchem Network. Co-founder of The Pallet Network (TPN), Jim’s passion was always transport, from his time at United Transport, pallet network Fortec and as an agency driver. My memories of Jim (pictured right with myself) are of the time we spent co-founding Hazchem Network, with HW Coates, Deltion Software, a consortium of […]