Potter Logistics celebrates 50 golden years in operation

Derrick Potter, executive chairman of Potter Logistics, started in business during 1965 with one yellow lorry and great ambitions.  Fifty years later, the company operates from eight distribution centres and rail freight terminals and employs more than 300 staff – its trucks make hundreds of deliveries every day.

Record-breaking figures underpin AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ strategic approach

Besides celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) also transported a record 401,000 tonnes of cargo, a year on year increase of 17.6% increase.  The carrier’s average load for the period was 72.6%, well above the industry average.

To meet increased demand from international customers, ABC also invested to upgrade its freighter fleet.  In 2014 another new generation Boeing 747-8 freighter joined ABC’s fleet, which now has 13 modern B747 freighters, including six of the new generation 8Fs.

Pall-Ex brings in Kevin Buchanan as it looks to the future

Following a detailed review of the Pall-Ex management structure, CEO Hilary Devey has appointed former Palletline MD Kevin Buchanan to the role of Group Managing Director at Pall-Ex.

Further changes will see former Group MD Adrian Russell move to become Deputy Chairman on the Group board, where his wealth of experience will be invaluable as the development strategy for the business is implemented.

In addition, Chris Tancock is promoted from his existing role as Sales Director to Deputy Group MD as part of the strategy for the development of the European networks.

FedEx Express to open new Nordics gateway at Copenhagen Airport

With the Nordics region – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden – experiencing steady economic growth in recent times, FedEx Express’ decision to invest in a new state-of-the-art facility at Copenhagen Airport is part of its growth strategy to further improve connectivity between Europe and the rest of the world.

John T Evans and Palletways wax lyrical about new vehicle livery

The new vehicle in the company’s fleet features a number of The Yankee Candle Company’s wide range of fragranced candles and will join Palletways’ wider fleet with the iconic Yankee Candle branding on vehicles in Birmingham and London.

FedEx chips in as Official Supplier to The Ryder Cup

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