Panther Logistics has ordered 44 new SDC curtainsider trailers from Hireco as growth at the premium, two-man delivery firm continues to escalate. The trailers, which come as a contract hire package deal, will be delivered in Panther’s new corporate livery. Guy Burgess (pictured left), logistics director at Panther Warehousing, said the two-man delivery business had enjoyed steady growth driven by growing online demand which has seen the firm make up to 6,000 deliveries a day with orders taken up to […]
Downes Transport has signed up with United Pallet Network (UPN) after Pallet Track gave the company 12 months’ notice last year.
Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is to invest £5m in multi-temperature distribution centres and a fleet of 60 vehicles for a long term new food service customer, Spirit Pub Company. K+N sees food service as a significant growth market, already representing £50m of its UK contract logistics business, much of it with Whitbread, where volumes have grown 50% to 31m cases a year since 2008. Spirit demerged in September 2011 from Punch Taverns, and is one of the UK’s leading pub […]
Haulage consortium Harlequin Logistics has injected some snap, crackle and pop into its five members after revealing that its first contract has been signed with Kellogg’s. Harlequin will deliver some 15,000 Kellogg’s loads a year from the cereal manufacturer’s depot in Manchester to retailers’ RDCs, wholesalers and cash and carry outlets nationwide. Founder Paul Smith told MT earlier this month (6 Feb) that it was also set to start work on a second, as yet undisclosed, contract, later this month, […]