Wincanton’s delivery figures in the run-up to Christmas outperformed the previous year, with fuel and container journeys up significantly.

It said it delivered 110m litres of fuel to petrol forecourts across the country in the week leading up to Christmas Day, an increase of 47% compared to 2018.

It also completed 4,207 shipping container journeys - up 31%.

During the period, it also picked and despatched 25 million cases of food and drink and processed 250,000 pallets of FMCG products.

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“These amazing numbers display the commitment and expertise of Wincanton’s drivers, warehouse teams and everyone across the business,” said James Wroath, Wincanton CEO.

“Their huge efforts helped consumers throughout the UK to enjoy Christmas and the New Year with friends, family and loved ones. I’m proud of everyone at Wincanton’s achievements.”