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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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Paragon survey points towards growing reporting burden for the transport office

Paragon survey points towards growing reporting burden for the transport office

Transport planning teams are under pressure to share more information than ever before as businesses look to increase visibility of their distribution operations, improve customer communications and remove internal silos.

Kinesis vehicle telematics shines a light on McGowan and Rutherford deliveries

Kinesis vehicle telematics shines a light on McGowan and Rutherford deliveries

Home interiors wholesalers McGowan and Rutherford has implemented vehicle tracking from Kinesis. McGowan and Rutherford offer a wide range of decorative objects to the trade and are focused on supplying and supporting independent retailers.

BigChange mobile and cloud transforms community clean fleet operations

BigChange mobile and cloud transforms community clean fleet operations

Community Clean has transformed its business by equipping field operatives with tablets and vehicle tracking connected in real-time to the office.

Bridgestone and ExxonMobil recognised for support of carbon reduction scheme

Bridgestone and ExxonMobil recognised for support of carbon reduction scheme

FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics sector, has recognised eight years of support for its Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) by Bridgestone Tyres and ExxonMobil by presenting a plaque to representatives of both organisations at Multimodal 2019.

How retreading reduces environmental impact

How retreading reduces environmental impact

With environmental consciousness front of mind across the transport industry and society as a whole, commercial fleet operators work hard to reduce fuel consumption, to meet strict legal requirements and help lower overall driving costs.

Air freight must be prioritised in government's aviation strategy

Air freight must be prioritised in government's aviation strategy

Air freight will play a pivotal role in achieving Britain’s future trading ambitions post-Brexit, according to FTA, so it must be placed front and centre of the government’s aviation strategy.

cargo-partner introduces new container tracking service

cargo-partner introduces new container tracking service

The new and advanced container tracking feature offers customers full transparency over their FCL shipments. The state-of-the-art technology provides users with end-to-end data via the supply chain management platform SPOT.

Strategy in a risky world, Brexit buffering, retaining talent, AI advances & Mars landings

Strategy in a risky world, Brexit buffering, retaining talent, AI advances & Mars landings

The revered Richmond Supply Chain Forum returns to Sopwell House this October, uniting an exceptional line up of top-of-their-game speakers, delegates and suppliers to examine what Supply Chain means now and how businesses can intuitively future-proof for success.

Environmental focus is driving fleets to re-evaluate traditional ‘perk’ car provision

Environmental focus is driving fleets to re-evaluate traditional ‘perk’ car provision

Business focus on the environment and taking corporate social responsibility for reducing their carbon footprint is driving fleets to re-evaluate traditional operating structures.

That, says Tony Donnelly, chief executive of Goodwood Corporate Mobility, essentially means company bosses and fleet chiefs looking afresh at whether the traditional three or four-year ‘perk’ company car - as opposed to ‘job need’ vehicle - should continue to be offered as part of employees’ remuneration packages.

Swissport wins IATA ‘Innovator Award 2019’

Swissport wins IATA ‘Innovator Award 2019’

Swissport was recognised with the ‘Innovator Award 2019’ at the IATA Ground Handling Conference in Madrid, for its role in developing the ‘LiftSuit’. The LiftSuit, a wearable exoskeleton, can help to prevent musculoskeletal injuries among baggage handlers.

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