Llanelli-based Owens Group has acquired Celtic Couriers Holdings Limited (CC) for an undisclosed sum. The Palletforce member, which provides transport, warehousing and distribution services and runs a fleet of over a 1,000 vehicles, said the purchase is driven by plan to further expand its services in South Wales and to meet “significant” growth. It added the deal will complement its express delivery and pallet network services. CC, which is also based in Llanelli, is a member of the APC parcel […]
Fashion and lifestyle supply chain and logistics firm Bleckmann is expanding its UK operations with the opening of a major new distribution centre in Lutterworth.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]
APC Overnight saw record 30% increase in year-on-year volumes over the Christmas peak, the parcel network said. To keep up with demand, the network increased trunk levels by 35% compared to 2011’s peak figures and fleet numbers increased by 20% across its network of 115 depots. Chief executive Syed Ziaullah said it began holding regional meetings in September to plan for the peak and sent out delivery predictions to each depot to help them plan for the volume uplift. Staffing […]