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posted by | Comments Off on Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

2MV staff pulled together to send 15 shoe boxes around the world for Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.

Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

posted by | Comments Off on The Pallet Network ships donations from all over UK to help Cumbria flood victims

TPN – The Pallet Network – is leveraging its 115-depot nationwide freight operation to collect emergency relief donations from around the UK and send them to the thousands of homeless families affected by the Cumbrian floods.

Morecombe-based SCS Logistics is leading the campaign, having opened its depot as a relief centre as soon as the floods hit. Managing director Sandra Cottam-Shea says: “We are receiving donations of non-perishable essentials all the time and as soon as we have a full van-load, we are taking them to whichever area is in most need, including Keswick, Moreton Manor and Carlisle.

“As I speak I’ve heard that there are 5,000 homeless families and that Penrith has run out of food. We all need to do whatever we can to keep these people warm, safe and fed,” she says.
TPN is inviting anyone who would like to donate non-perishable items from anywhere in the UK to drop them into their local TPN depot, or its Minworth or Preston Hubs, which will ensure that they reach the people of Cumbria free of charge.

TPN MD Mark Duggan says: “Our Members include over 100 of the best regional hauliers in the UK. They spend their lives transporting the essential goods we all need. We are only too happy to help the people who have lost so much in Cumbria by doing what we do well – fast, efficient shipping of the UK’s freight.”

Local TPN depots can be found by putting the donor’s postcode into the Find A Member page on its website, http://thepalletnetworkltd.co.uk/find-a-member/
Your local Portsmouth TPN depot is 2MV Logistics, based in Farlington, Portsmouth. Please call or email (02392 38 36 38) / tpn@2mv.co.ukfor details of how to donate locally.

At the time of writing the people of Cumbria need the following types of items:
Sleeping bags; blankets; towels; new essential clothing; pet food; canned food; torches with batteries; toiletries. Further updates on needed items can be found on relief websites and from Cumbrian councils.

We would like to remind people who do not wish to donate physical goods that they can donate to the clean-up and rebuilding fund at http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/cumbriafoundation/cumbriafloodappeal2015

posted by | Comments Off on Road Haulage Association Fuel Q & A’s

Please click here to view a regularly updated article of Fuel Questions and Answers by the Road Haulage Association (RHA). This document is regurlarly updated on their site and provides some very useful information.

posted by | Comments Off on 2MV Logistics Nominated for Business Excellence Award

We are proud to have been nominated for an award in this year’s Business Excellence Awards, organized by The Portsmouth Evening News. The purpose of these awards, run annually by The News, is to recognize outstanding performance by a company which is based, or has significant presence in, The News circulation area.

Selection criteria leading to this nomination are the result of being able to demonstrate exceptional growth in size or revenues, in conjunction with providing services at a cconsistently high level of efficiency. Furthmore, it was required the for us to be able to provide the judges with “something special for all to admire and from which we can all learn”.

Having been in operation now for ten years, our company has seen various economic conditions come and go, but has always worked towards an ethic of excellence in provision of service. And this is why we are pleased to be able to have maintained our extremely loyal and long standing customer base.

Despite the recent difficult economic environment, 2MV have been able to post pleasing results in terms of increase in business, during the last two years. In particular the last twelve months has seen significant increase in volumes moved with pallet numbers up by 53% on the same period last year. Furthermore in the last six months that figure has risen to 65%, and in the last quarter the pallet numbers represented an 84% increase compared to the same period last year.

The judges for The News Business Awards were News Editor Mark Waldron,Kristina Crowe from main sponsor of the event, BAE and Chas Morrison from Mentor-Net. There was also a representative from each category of sponsors when judging was taking place for their category.