The number of workers furloughed in the transport and logistics sector this year has risen significantly, with 187,600 people on furlough at the end of January, new HMRC data shows.
John Parry (pictured), Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) fellow and former IRTE director, has died at the age of 76.
Hoyer Petrolog has resolved its dispute with delivery drivers at the Stanlow oil refinery, resulting in planned strike action being called off.
Delivery specialist Whistl has promoted Natalie Sehnal to the role of business development director for its fulfilment and contact services division.
The business and assets of Lima Logistics have been sold to John Dinham Transport after the Gloucester-based courier company entered administration.
The prospect of long delays to freight traffic heading through Kent to the Channel ports has again been raised in a letter from Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove MP – seen by the BBC – warning that there could be queues of up to 7,000 trucks in the event of a no-deal end to the Brexit transition period at the end of December.
Amazon UK saw revenues rise by more than 26% to £13.73bn last year as increasing numbers of people shopped online.
A haulage company whose vehicle was involved in a fatal collision with a cyclist because the driver’s vision was obscured by a table top on the dashboard has now had its licence revoked.
The Association of Pallet Networks (APN) said new figures for the first six months of 2020 show the UK pallet network sector was “far less affected in terms of volume than the early experience of European counterparts indicated”.
Surrey-based removals business Bishop’s Move has been sold to UK trade buyer AGM Group in a pre-pack deal.