All the latest from Freight Online
The Fortec Distribution Network, which specialises in pallet delivery throughout the UK and Ireland, has strengthened its presence in Kent with the recruitment of two new members – Eminence Logistics and Boxley Haulage.
Leicester based Premier Logistics has acquired Hull-based CJ Express Logistics in a move that will see its group turnover increase to around £21 million. The takeover will also facilitate a much greater presence in and out of the North East of England. Both companies are members of the Pall-Ex network.
The current driver shortage is now at a critical stage, it’s not getting any better and it’s not hard to see why. I am sure some HGV drivers will disagree but in my opinion it’s not about the wages as decent rates are currently being provided across the industry. I believe the issue is more likely linked to the way HGV drivers are perceived and treated and the poor image of the industry as a whole.
Around 60,000 tonnes of wood pellets - the world’s largest ever single shipment of biomass - has been discharged from the POPI S onto the quayside at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Humber International Terminal (HIT) at the Port of Immingham.
The announcement in the House of Commons by the Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, that a new ‘secure zone’ is to be created in Calais in a bid to stop migrants attempting to access lorries bound for the UK has been welcomed.