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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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Export ambitions see Port Talbot manufacturer turn up the pressure on international competitors

Export ambitions see Port Talbot manufacturer turn up the pressure on international competitors

A Port Talbot headquartered specialist manufacturer, which has grown its operations across the globe, has set its sights on further expansion into new Middle Eastern markets.

Trans-Pennine road link study long overdue, says FTA

Trans-Pennine road link study long overdue, says FTA

Reacting to the announcement this week that Highways England is to lead a £300,000 study into major improvements to road links between the M65 in East Lancashire and parts of Yorkshire, Malcolm Bingham, Head of Policy for the North of England at FTA commented:

When is the best time to exercise?

When is the best time to exercise?

As well as being good for our physical health, exercise has a huge potential to enhance our mental health and wellbeing. Regular physical activity naturally boosts mood as the brain releases endorphins which are ‘feel good hormones’, which subsequently can make us work better.

No Deal contingency plan threatens NI economy, says FTA

No Deal contingency plan threatens NI economy, says FTA

The government’s contingency plans for the Irish border would bring trade to a standstill, according to FTA, the business organisation which speaks for the logistics industry.

New £90 million logistics hub planning application submitted

New £90 million logistics hub planning application submitted

The Drummond Estate, a local family trust, and partner Landchain have submitted a major planning application for a £90 million logistics hub which will also deliver the Enderby Relief Road, diverting traffic around the village of Enderby.

The impact of vehicle tracking on driver safety

The impact of vehicle tracking on driver safety

By Masternaut.

Employee welfare is at the top of every organisation’s agenda. Safety notices, PPC and PAT testing are all good examples of helping people stay safe in the workplace, but how can you increase the safety of those who spend the majority of the day on the road?

Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding could impact on international e-commerce and parcels, warns ParcelHero

Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding could impact on international e-commerce and parcels, warns ParcelHero

The grounding of the world’s entire Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet could mean delays to overseas freight, warns the international delivery expert ParcelHero.

Cargo iQ successfully trials new SME Solution for independent freight forwarders

Cargo iQ successfully trials new SME Solution for independent freight forwarders

Cargo iQ has successfully trialled a new Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Solution to provide vastly improved planning and control options to small and medium sized forwarders who work with member airlines on a small-scale, or regional basis.

Mandata showcases new mobile technologies at CV Show

Mandata showcases new mobile technologies at CV Show

Advanced integrated cloud and mobile transport management technologies for transport and haulage operators will feature on software provider Mandata’s CV Show stand (4C35).

Major Van Rental Site opens in Birmingham Newtown

Major Van Rental Site opens in Birmingham Newtown

Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, officially opened the new Europcar Van Supersite in Birmingham Newtown.

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