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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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Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Logistics operations are increasingly turning to integrated technology solutions to overcome a host of transport planning pressures, while at the same time the driver and general skills shortage continues to weigh on the supply chain sector.

'Best of the best' van operators and drivers recognised at FTA's Van Excellence Awards

'Best of the best' van operators and drivers recognised at FTA's Van Excellence Awards

Fourteen of the UK’s finest van operators and drivers celebrated after being recognised as the ‘best of the best’ at the FTA’s 2018 Van Excellence Honours, which took place in a glittering ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans.

5 key logistics trends and technology implications for 2019

5 key logistics trends and technology implications for 2019

2018 can certainly be summarised as a turbulent year in logistics and transportation management.

Holger Wilhelm to lead automotive growth for Imperial Logistics

Holger Wilhelm to lead automotive growth for Imperial Logistics

Imperial Logistics has appointed Holger Wilhelm to the newly-created post of Executive Vice President - Automotive.

Swissport to acquire Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. From Air France

Swissport to acquire Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. From Air France

Swissport recently agreed to increase its shareholding in Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. (HCH) to 100 percent from 50 percent, which it held in a joint venture.

Verdion launches new Copenhagen logistics development

Verdion launches new Copenhagen logistics development

Pan-European logistics property specialist Verdion has launched a new development opportunity near Copenhagen, increasing its portfolio in the Øresund region and bringing much-needed warehouse space to the local market.

UK Steel, Pharmaceutical and Transport manufacturing will be future-ready thanks to research boost

UK Steel, Pharmaceutical and Transport manufacturing will be future-ready thanks to research boost

A £30 million research and innovation investment in British manufacturing will ensure the UK can seize new opportunities in steel production, pharmaceuticals and the revolution in transport infrastructure.

Three new £10 million Manufacturing Research Hubs will link major industry players including Tata Steel, Siemens, and Rolls-Royce to world-class research teams. The Hubs will pioneer new practices to ensure these established manufacturing sectors can meet evolving industry need, seize new opportunities and tackle key issues such as sustainability and productivity.

Paragon provides route planning expertise to help St Gemma’s Hospice raise £20,000

Paragon provides route planning expertise to help St Gemma’s Hospice raise £20,000

Dorking-based Paragon Software Systems has supported the St Gemma’s Hospice annual Christmas tree disposal service, helping the charity to raise more than £20,000 to care for terminally ill people in West Yorkshire.

The Cartwright Group wins vehicle supply contract with Hermes

The Cartwright Group wins vehicle supply contract with Hermes

Cartwright Fleet Services (CFS) has supplied Hermes with 244 specialist home delivery box vans and 70 tractors on contract hire, having leveraged the strengths of its parent company, the Cartwright Group, to beat off stiff competition for the contract.

Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders ‘the only choice’ for Webber Transport’s fleet expansion

Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders ‘the only choice’ for Webber Transport’s fleet expansion

Devon-based haulier Webber Transport has expanded its fleet with three new Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders, citing the equipment’s reliability and build quality.

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