MWC Logistics has survived the collapse of its sister company CJ Express, revealed by MT last week.

The Huddersfield-based haulier continues to trade and is unaffected by CJ Express's failure. Parent company Premier Logistics is unaffected also.

Premier Logistics purchased the haulage business in 2015, which comprised of CJ Express and CJ Express (Yorkshire) at the time. The latter was renamed MWC Logistics and last year became a subsidiary of Premier Logistics rather than the CJ Express business it had traditionally been part of.

The acquisition created a group with a fleet of 125 vehicles and 300,000ft² of warehousing space at three locations.

CJ Express’s founders, husband and wife team Nick and Susan Carter, joined the Premier Logistics team as commercial manager and health and safety manager respectively as part of the deal, although they have since left the business.

In another development, it has been confirmed that both Premier Logistics and CJ Express left Pall-Ex membership earlier this year.

Neill & Brown Global Logistics replaced CJ Express in Hull, while Aaron Logistics took on Premier Logistics’ Pall-Ex postcodes in Oxfordshire. Baytree Transport took over Premier’s Reading postcodes.

Premier Logistics subsequently joined the Palletforce network. CJ Express is not believed to have been in a pallet network since leaving Pall-Ex.

Business recovery firm Leonard Curtis is expected to place CJ Express into liquidation as early as next week.

Premier Logistics did not responded to requests for comment.