Irish parcel carrier CAE Delivers has selected Knights of Old as its long-distance haulage partner.

Under the terms of the deal the Kettering-based haulier will collect and consolidate consignments in south-east England for delivery to CAE’s Dublin depot.

CAE Delivers’ MD Jamie Knapper said: “Over the last year or so, we have made substantial changes to our infrastructure on both sides of the Irish Sea to ensure that we not only grow the amount of business which we handle but can do so in a way which best supports our clients.

“We recognised that we were likely to outgrow our previous linehaul provision even before the recent peak season which saw parcel volumes more than double.

“So it’s with some delight that we have been able to bring Knights of Old on board as our new partner.”

Knapper added that Knights of Old’s larger fleet, compared with its previous partner, meant later collections from UK clients were now possible and also provide a contingency should the unexpected occur.

The contract will provide further momentum for Knights of Old, which is on the road back after a difficult period saw it turn loss making in its most recently published accounts.

CAE Delivers previously used CSR for its long-distance transport requirement.