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Transport and Distribution are key considerations when planning for the movement of goods, people or animals from one location to another. Choosing the right mode of transport is essential to ensure your consignment is moved in the most efficient and cost-effective way. There are four ways of freight forwarding- road, rail, air and sea. Freight or goods may be moved using some or a combination of all of these modes of transport. The type of transportation is determined by factors such as distance, location, size and weight of cargo and the type of infrastructure available such as roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals, airports, railway stations.

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Freight association offers free bitesize training for youngsters

Freight association offers free bitesize training for youngsters

The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) next event following the relaunch of its Young Forwarder Network (YFN) online will feature some free ‘bitesize’ training run by BIFA trainers, Graeme Wilkinson and Carl Hobbis.

Set to take place online on Wednesday July 8th, the training will be focused around Customs Procedures Codes and will be available exclusively to members of the YFN.

Risk management concerns increasing at ports

Risk management concerns increasing at ports

The deadly spread of COVID-19, and the economic and trade disruption the pandemic has caused, is prompting port managers to examine new ways to improve risk management and digital processes, according to the latest biennial global ports survey conducted by Remy InfoSource.

Logistics newcomer keeps ‘eyes on’ with labour-saving transport management system

Logistics newcomer keeps ‘eyes on’ with labour-saving transport management system

Newly formed logistics operator Synergix has installed a Mandata TMS system to consolidate each of its key business functions and reports significant savings on personnel - before even the first load is shipped.

Gartner predicts container management growth – LogicMonitor comments

Gartner predicts container management growth – LogicMonitor comments

Gartner has predicted that worldwide container management revenue will grow strongly from a small base of $465.8 million in 2020, to reach $944 million in 2024.

New era Pall-Ex appoints UK Commercial Director

New era Pall-Ex appoints UK Commercial Director

Pall-Ex has appointed a new UK Commercial Director to accelerate growth in its new era as a management and member-owned pallet network.

Wincanton’s Group HSQ Director appointed to CILT UK board

Wincanton’s Group HSQ Director appointed to CILT UK board

Wincanton has announced that Group HSQ Director, Dean Clamp will join the board of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT UK) next month.

Shift Work Increases the Risk of Workplace Injury

Shift Work Increases the Risk of Workplace Injury

The logistics industry is one that’s active at all hours of the day and night. To get a package from one place to another as efficiently as possible, hauliers must take advantage of every hour that they have available, and that means calling upon workers to come into work at night-time.

Delivery Comparison Site Parcel2Go See a Surge in Demand During Covid-19 Pandemic

Delivery Comparison Site Parcel2Go See a Surge in Demand During Covid-19 Pandemic

Just about every aspect of life is different in 2020 due to the Coronavirus out-break. Unsurprisingly with so many people housebound, there has been an in-credible surge in the parcel industry with people both ordering a lot more online while also sending more parcels too whether this is to loved ones or returning goods.

MJ Refrigeration selects Microlise for journey management & proof of delivery solution

MJ Refrigeration selects Microlise for journey management & proof of delivery solution

MJ Refrigerationhas selected Microlise to provide a full fleet performance, journey managementand proof of delivery(POD) solution, to secure greater visibility of delivery operations and increase customer service levels and operational efficiency.

Sister signing for Magnus Group

Sister signing for Magnus Group

Logistics firm Magnus Group has revealed its push into the ‘new normal’ will feature a further celebration of the company’s important family origins.

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