Bacton Transport in Suffolk has taken delivery of 12 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2543 tractor units for use on one of its supermarket distribution contracts. The units were supplied by Ryder from its existing fleet and the haulier said it had no qualms about taking on defleeted vehicles. Nick Newman, general manager of the Stowmarket haulier, said: “The average mileage on these vehicles is 220,000km – we hand vehicles back with anything upward of 750,000km, so that kind of mileage is not […]
Wincanton has signed a contract renewal with WH Smith, which will see its relationship with the high street retailer reach two decades. The logistics provider has won a three-year extension, as part of a collaborative transport agreement, that sees it delivering for a mixture of 30 retailers and manufacturers. By sharing loads it has enabled Wincanton to reduce the number of deliveries it makes, splitting costs among participants while cutting carbon emissions. Paul Durkin, business unit director at Wincanton, says: […]
Meachers Global Logistics has won a major contract renewal with cruise ship operator Carnival UK, following a competitive tender process. The Southampton-based operator’s relationship with Carnival stretches back 14 years, and Meachers already manages the company’s supply chain for its vessel fleet. This includes providing inventory control, warehousing, consolidation, pick and pack, and back office support services. As part of the renewal, Meachers will now incorporate the consolidation of food and beverage supplies and receipting of all products into the […]
UPS subsidiary Polar Speed has opened a new warehouse in Birmingham to ensure rapid final-mile Covid-19 vaccine delivery.