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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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Etihad Cargo approves CSafe RAP container for flight

Etihad Cargo approves CSafe RAP container for flight

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, has partnered with CSafe Global, the provider of active, passive parcel and cell and gene temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, to introduce its latest high-performing container, the CSafe RAP, across its global fleet of wide-body and freighter aircraft.

XPO Logistics expands environmentally friendly fleet of mega-trucks and semi-trailers in Spain

XPO Logistics expands environmentally friendly fleet of mega-trucks and semi-trailers in Spain

XPO Logistics, the global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has invested in purchasing 10 additional mega-trucks and 280 semi-trailers in Spain, strengthening its eco-friendly fleet capacity.

Palletforce adds four members as growth continues

Palletforce adds four members as growth continues

Sustained growth and record volumes have seen EV Cargo company Palletforce add four more members to its growing network of hauliers.

Brake comments on Government plans to close mobile phone law loophole

Brake comments on Government plans to close mobile phone law loophole

The Department for Transport has announced plans to close a loophole in the law on phone use behind the wheel, so that people using a hand-held mobile while driving will be breaking the law, under all circumstances.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinters deliver emotional and practical backing for front-line police officers

Mercedes-Benz Sprinters deliver emotional and practical backing for front-line police officers

The National Police Wellbeing Service is adding another six Mercedes-Benz vans to the fleet it relies upon to support police officers and staff throughout England and Wales. For those based at outlying stations in particular, these vehicles can provide a vital lifeline.

Job market boom predicted in supply chain sector as vacancies rise above pre-lockdown levels

Job market boom predicted in supply chain sector as vacancies rise above pre-lockdown levels

The supply chain sector will experience a job market boom over the coming months as over 60 percent of workers in warehouse, logistics and delivery spent time during lockdown searching for a new role, according to latest research.

Redwigwam waives fees so logistics businesses can hire the flexible workers they need in the run-up to Christmas

Redwigwam waives fees so logistics businesses can hire the flexible workers they need in the run-up to Christmas

Redwigwam, the UK flexible working community, is waiving its fees to help logistics businesses hire the flexible workers they need to meet the demands of the new surge in coronavirus cases and enable business continuity and resourcing in the crucial Christmas trading period.

New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

At the height of the coronavirus national lockdown in March, the Government prioritised delivery drivers as key workers. Under the Government’s new three-stage ‘traffic light’ coronavirus alert plans – which could be introduced as early as Thursday.

'Boring is good' as global air cargo market takes another step to recovery in September

'Boring is good' as global air cargo market takes another step to recovery in September

A record ‘dynamic loadfactor’ and high airfreight rates on the world’s premier trade lanes in September showed the global air cargo market edging towards a sustainable recovery at the start of the traditional peak season, says industry analysts CLIVE Data Services and TAC Index.

Ocado delivers on a bid to drive down its tractor fleet emissions and costs with Stralis Natural Power

Ocado delivers on a bid to drive down its tractor fleet emissions and costs with Stralis Natural Power

Ocado is continuing to expand its flourishing fleet of Compressed Natural Gas fuelled IVECO Stralis NP (Natural Power) trucks, having just taken delivery of a further 6 CNG Stralis NP 400 (AS440S40T/P NG) 4x2 tractor units, with a further 14 higher-powered CNG-fuelled Stralis AS440S46T/P NG 4x2s due to enter service in September

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