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.

RSS

Preparing supply chains for a new retail landscape post Coronavirus

Preparing supply chains for a new retail landscape post Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has radically and abruptly changed the way we work and live our lives. How will this alter consumer behaviour and attitudes? And what will this mean for retail and the supply chains that support it?

Ten actions that businesses can take to convert their fleets to electric

Ten actions that businesses can take to convert their fleets to electric

Green number plates are set to be rolled out from autumn to help encourage drivers to make the switch to electric vehicles1, but how easy is it for businesses to adopt EVs? DriveElectric, one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle leasing companies, shares ten actions that companies can take to convert their fleets to electric.

Air cargo takes its first steps to a structural recovery in June

Air cargo takes its first steps to a structural recovery in June

As PPE volumes faded, global air cargo volumes in June provided the first real indicators of structural recovery. The industry seems to be ‘slowly getting back up on its feet’ as volumes in the first four weeks climbed 6% versus the full four weeks of May.

Latest air cargo market analyses by CLIVE Data Services also showed volumes in the last week of June were 12% higher than in the final week of May.

Counties no longer count: it’s time to stop including counties in addresses, says ParcelHero

Counties no longer count: it’s time to stop including counties in addresses, says ParcelHero

Have you recently sent a letter or parcel to Bath or Peterborough or Birmingham? Did you know which county to use in the address or did you need to look it up? The parcel price comparison site ParcelHero says we are all wasting time identifying postal counties, as they haven’t been required since 1996 when they were replaced by postcodes.

UK freight association ties up with maritime consultancy to enable its members to benchmark oceanfreight rates

UK freight association ties up with maritime consultancy to enable its members to benchmark oceanfreight rates

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has entered into a collaborative agreement with Drewry to help bring the maritime research consultancy's confidential freight rate benchmarking service to members of the trade association.

P&O Ferrymasters and Scan Global Logistics join forces to connect Benelux region and Sweden

P&O Ferrymasters and Scan Global Logistics join forces to connect Benelux region and Sweden

P&O Ferrymasters is joining forces with Scan Global Logistics to improve the daily service between the Benelux region and Sweden as it further strengthens its pan-European logistics network.

Freight association offers free bitesize training for youngsters

Freight association offers free bitesize training for youngsters

The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) next event following the relaunch of its Young Forwarder Network (YFN) online will feature some free ‘bitesize’ training run by BIFA trainers, Graeme Wilkinson and Carl Hobbis.

Set to take place online on Wednesday July 8th, the training will be focused around Customs Procedures Codes and will be available exclusively to members of the YFN.

Risk management concerns increasing at ports

Risk management concerns increasing at ports

The deadly spread of COVID-19, and the economic and trade disruption the pandemic has caused, is prompting port managers to examine new ways to improve risk management and digital processes, according to the latest biennial global ports survey conducted by Remy InfoSource.

Logistics newcomer keeps ‘eyes on’ with labour-saving transport management system

Logistics newcomer keeps ‘eyes on’ with labour-saving transport management system

Newly formed logistics operator Synergix has installed a Mandata TMS system to consolidate each of its key business functions and reports significant savings on personnel - before even the first load is shipped.

Gartner predicts container management growth – LogicMonitor comments

Gartner predicts container management growth – LogicMonitor comments

Gartner has predicted that worldwide container management revenue will grow strongly from a small base of $465.8 million in 2020, to reach $944 million in 2024.

Editorial: +44 (0)1892 536363
Publisher: +44 (0)208 440 0372
Subscribe FREE to the weekly E-newsletter