Transport and Distribution & European transport News, Videos and Product Reviews

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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‘Rising Star’ Rebecca proves to be the perfect pick for BT Supply Chain

‘Rising Star’ Rebecca proves to be the perfect pick for BT Supply Chain

Rebecca Hambleton, Operations Manager at BT Supply Chain, has won the Rising Star Award at the CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport) Awards after overseeing an ingenious project to redevelop the picking facility at the company’s national distribution centre in Magna Park.

New Watchdog data reveals the UK transport and logistics sector remains on the right track

New Watchdog data reveals the UK transport and logistics sector remains on the right track

Figures released in the latest quarterly Creditsafe Watchdog Report show promising signs of growth for the UK’s Transport and Logistics sector, as the total value of sales, number of employees and number of active companies all increased year-on-year.

P&O Ferrymasters invests in 150 new huckerpack trailers to lift capacity on Central Europe to Rotterdam rail service

P&O Ferrymasters invests in 150 new huckerpack trailers to lift capacity on Central Europe to Rotterdam rail service

P&O Ferrymasters has responded to rising customer demand for freight transport between Poznan in Poland and Europe’s busiest port at Rotterdam by making a major investment in 150 huckepack trailers for its train service on the route.

Seton launches strong and durable speed bump

Seton launches strong and durable speed bump

With a ground fixing rail system that significantly reduces deformation and distortion, the Seton Speed Bump has been developed following extensive research into current customer needs and existing products within the marketplace.

Cartwright Group in Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250

Cartwright Group in Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250

Cartwright Group has been named for the second year running as one of the fastest-growing private mid-market companies in the UK.

FTA joins campaign to unlock power of ports post-Brexit

FTA joins campaign to unlock power of ports post-Brexit

The UK’s ports will play a vital role in the nation’s ambition to become an international trading powerhouse post-Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which is why it joined a new government-backed campaign: Ports for International Trade, to maximise the opportunities for economic growth and job creation in local communities as international port use soars.

Swissport opens its second largest air cargo hub in Germany

Swissport opens its second largest air cargo hub in Germany

Swissport International AG, the provider of airport ground services and cargo handling solutions for the aviation industry, is counting on further growth in Germany. The acquisition of cargo handler Apron GmbH makes Stuttgart the second largest cargo hub of Swissport in Germany, only topped by the Swiss company’s Frankfurt facility.

CEVA Logistics appoints Serge Corbel as new CFO as of 15 October 2018

CEVA Logistics appoints Serge Corbel as new CFO as of 15 October 2018

CEVA Logistics has appointed Serge Corbel as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will start his new position as of 15 October 2018. Peter Waller, Group CFO since 2016, will pursue other career opportunities outside of the company.

ACME Production Services celebrates 25 years as more Krone Dry Liners join the fleet

ACME Production Services celebrates 25 years as more Krone Dry Liners join the fleet

ACME Production Services, the event and entertainment transport specialist, has added a further two Krone Dry Liner box trailers to their fleet which, says the company, will provide maximum load protection and secure carriage for their UK and European customers.

Linroyale Potatoes buys British with a Cartwright insuliner

Linroyale Potatoes buys British with a Cartwright insuliner

Linroyale Potatoes, an independent family business specialising in the washing, grading and packing of quality potatoes, has recently ordered two Cartwright insulated curtainsiders (insuliners) to add to its substantial fleet.

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