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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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Returns abuse analysis

Returns abuse analysis

By Tom Stevenson, UK Director, Forter.

“The 2nd of January 2020 marked National Returns Day, the busiest day of the year for holiday returns. In fact, UPS stated that it expected to ship 1.9 million returns, a 26% increase over last year.

Logistics and liability for loss or damage to goods

Logistics and liability for loss or damage to goods

Over the past year, Wright Hassall has acted for both suppliers and customers of logistics services and one of the main issues that crops up time and time again as part of contractual negotiations is liability.

Under any type of contract, a party will want to limit to what extent they will be liable to the other party for losses the other party incurs which are attributable to that first party. Logistics contracts are no exception. 

Origin Logistics UK, member of XLProjects, to rebrand as ‘Cardinal - The Logistics People’

Origin Logistics UK, member of XLProjects, to rebrand as ‘Cardinal - The Logistics People’

In a words of Jamie Whyatt, Managing Director of Cardinal, “I am excited to announce a small but exciting tweak to our brand that took place on the 1st of January, 2020. You may know that Origin Logistics is, and always was a part of the Cardinal Maritime Group.

Prologis cuts carbon with first ‘app-based’ commuting service in partnership with Zeelo

Prologis cuts carbon with first ‘app-based’ commuting service in partnership with Zeelo

Over 100 employees at Prologis RFI DIRFT in Rugby have signed up to a new commuter scheme, thanks to a partnership with ‘app-based’ smart transportation start-up, Zeelo.

Connecting the enterprise - Digital Transformation Technology report

Connecting the enterprise - Digital Transformation Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of Digital Transformation – including those concerning Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Robotics, Cloud and Edge Computing.

World’s biggest Breakbulk players to exhibit at Antwerp XL 2020

World’s biggest Breakbulk players to exhibit at Antwerp XL 2020

Antwerp XL, the event dedicated exclusively to maritime breakbulk, returns to the Antwerp Expo on 21st-23rd April 2020 with an expanded show floor filled with 150 major players from around the globe and operating across the breakbulk supply chain.

Dimerco and Elanders enter joint venture for air and sea freight forwarding business

Dimerco and Elanders enter joint venture for air and sea freight forwarding business

Dimerco Express Group have announced a joint venture with 25% investment in the newly founded German subsidiary of Swedish public company Elanders Group, ITG Air & Sea GmbH.

ConcreteDirect selects HERE as mapping and location service provider

ConcreteDirect selects HERE as mapping and location service provider

ConcreteDirect, a brand of LafargeHolcim, has selected HERE Technologies, a global leader in location platform services, as its mapping and location services provider to support the future growth of this digital solution.

NORD: Condition monitoring for predictive maintenance concepts

NORD: Condition monitoring for predictive maintenance concepts

The system from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS regularly or permanently records drive and status data in order to optimise the operational safety and efficiency of machines and plants. Based on this information, concepts for predictive maintenance can also be developed.

Experts create clean cold research hub to meet global challenge

Experts create clean cold research hub to meet global challenge

Led by UK Universities, multi-disciplinary researchers from around the globe are joining forces in an innovative new research centre aimed at speeding up the use of radical new cooling solution to help small-holder farmers, medicine suppliers and others make the most of clean and sustainable chilled distribution systems.

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