Stobart said the group has strengthened in all aspects of the business despite the tough trading year, following the announcement of its preliminary results.
Transport giant Eddie Stobart has launched a national truck spotting competition giving members of the public an opportunity to name an Eddie Stobart truck.
Stobart has started work on a new railway station at its London Southend Airport, which it hopes to link with services to Carlisle Airport .
Transport minister Sadiq Khan announced a funding package of £4.6m for a new bridge to be built over the River Derwent in Workington, Cumbria.
Stobart said it expects to meet its year end pre-tax profit expectations and deliver further value from its substantial asset base.
A free train service set up to help Cumbrian residents affected by the recent floods will operate until May 2010 thanks to £750,000 of extra funding.