Ceva Logistics has won a five-year contract to manage UK distribution for the Telegraph Media Group, and three-year contracts with the Express and Sport newspaper groups.
Ceva has managed distribution for the Telegraph Media Group, which publishes the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, for more than 20 years. The Express contract was won following a competitive tender.
Steve McLaughlin, director and general manager at Telegraph Media Group, said: “We’ve worked with Ceva for 20 years and view the team as an extension of our own. When a big story breaks late in the day or overnight, our printing schedule and distribution timings shift. So it’s critical for us that our logistics solution can adapt to cope with changes quickly and at cost.”
David Bermingham, managing director, Ceva Newsfast, said: “The publishing sector is facing unprecedented and challenging times and there’s a greater need than ever before for the distribution supply chain to be responsive. With such a tough operating environment, publishers are also seeking the most cost effective route to market. We have clearly demonstrated to these three companies that we can deliver unrivalled reliability and service excellence in a cost effective way”.
Last month, DHL won the contract to distribute The Sun and The Times newspapers for Rupert Murdoch’s News International following a 12-way competitive pitch.