Lenham Storage walked away from nonviable business last year rather than compromise its service standards, but the operator’s MD has warned that there has been no let-up in rate pressure since.
APC Overnight expects to have its new £15m Cannock facility up to full operational effectiveness within the month. Cannock will replace the company’s existing facility in Essington, Staffordshire, and at present about 35% of the network’s business volumes have been shifted across to the new facility.
Hicks Logistics has moved into warehousing after the acquisition of a 20,000ft² industrial unit next to its Caldicot base on the Severn Bridge Industrial Estate. The company hopes the diversification will boost its annual turnover from £7.5m to around the £10m mark, and has taken on ten more staff taking its team to 80.
The Pallet Network’s (TPN) new hub at Prologis Park Midpoint in Minworth is taking shape ahead of its planned opening next year.
The Highways Agency, Transport for Scotland, Transport for London, councils, damn councils and the Welsh mob. One day soon – UKIP permitting – the arteries of the UK economy (SNP permitting), could be under the control of the rather grand sounding trans-European transport network, rather less grandly abbreviated as TEN-T.
The Co-operative Group is expanding its back haul operation in a move that will save thousands of road miles and see 34,000 tonnes of food shop waste diverted from landfill.
Leicester-based Widdowson is reinforcing its 125-strong fleet with 21 new Iveco Stralis Hi-Ways.
Pall-Ex France has officially gone live, becoming the business’s fourth active network on the Continent.
Pall-Ex has appointed marketing consultant Jean-Paul Benizri as its marketing director, to support it in its expansion on the Continent.
Oxfordshire-based Interoute Transport Services has been placed into administration, and its transport business closed with immediate effect.