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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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Survey: Small firms spend up to 500 hours each year managing freight shipments

Survey: Small firms spend up to 500 hours each year managing freight shipments

While importing continues to grow across both small and enterprise companies, almost 50% of the 300,000+ American businesses who import still use spreadsheets to manage their international supply chain.

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment

Commenting on the National Infrastructure Commission's (NIC) first Annual Monitoring Report, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), said: "Today, we have seen the value of having an independent National Infrastructure Commission to hold the government accountable for lack of action on key national infrastructure issues.

XPO Logistics expands last mile logistics service of heavy goods to Europe

XPO Logistics expands last mile logistics service of heavy goods to Europe

XPO Logistics, global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, has expanded its last mile logistics service of heavy goods to Europe. New markets include the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France.

Clipper introduces training initiative

Clipper introduces training initiative

Clipper Logistics plc has launched an initiative which aims to help its warehouse employees be trained as drivers, allowing them to further their careers and progress within the business.

Telair receives certification for its new Flexible Loading System

Telair receives certification for its new Flexible Loading System

Telair International AB has received certification for its new Flexible Loading System (FLS) for all current production and in-service Boeing 737 aircraft. The system allows 737 operators to carry containerised cargo (baggage, mail, and parcel freight) in the lower hold of the aircraft, along with bulk-loaded bags.

BCA launches UK's largest commercial vehicle sales programme with record results

BCA launches UK's largest commercial vehicle sales programme with record results

BCA has launched what it describes as the UK's most extensive commercial vehicle auction programme with new regular sales commencing in Blackbushe, Glasgow and Wolverhampton.

Airline delivers love around the globe every February

Airline delivers love around the globe every February

American Airlines is gearing up for one of its busiest holidays of the year, shipping flowers, plants, chocolates and gifts all around the globe to help millions of people celebrate Valentine's Day.

SEKO Logistics targets network growth, new partners and strategic acquisitions

SEKO Logistics targets network growth, new partners and strategic acquisitions

SEKO Logistics is looking to build on a year of growth in 2017 by expanding its global footprint, recruiting new partners and making strategic acquisitions in both the forwarding and technology sectors.

P&O Ferrymasters and British Steel create a more efficient driver experience at British Steel's Scunthorpe plant

P&O Ferrymasters and British Steel create a more efficient driver experience at British Steel's Scunthorpe plant

P&O Ferrymasters has acted to provide a more efficient service for new lorry drivers arriving at British Steel's site in Scunthorpe with the introduction of a 'Meet & Greet' reception facility.

China-EU trade lane pilot boosts trade between China and Schiphol

China-EU trade lane pilot boosts trade between China and Schiphol

The first shipment to land at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as part of a pilot programme to streamline and secure Customs procedures between China and the European Union (EU) has arrived from Shanghai.

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