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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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How can delivery drivers handle the COVID induced growth of e-commerce?

How can delivery drivers handle the COVID induced growth of e-commerce?

In 2020, the world stood still as an unpredictable COVID-19 rearranged everything we thought we knew. High street retailers began closing their doors to curb the spread of COVID, whilst online retailers found new doors opening as consumers moved their spending online.

Waterline keeps the nation's homes fully furnished with help from PODFather

Waterline keeps the nation's homes fully furnished with help from PODFather

Waterline, the provider of kitchen, bedroom and office furniture and fittings, relies on PODFather's electronic proof of delivery technology to help track and manage its nationwide distribution operation.

Global logistics solutions provider signs at St. Modwen Park Burton

Global logistics solutions provider signs at St. Modwen Park Burton

St. Modwen Logistics has completed a deal with ecommerce fulfilment solutions provider, Super Smart Service (SSS), at its 50-acre logistics development in Burton-upon-Trent.

'Ever Given' refloated but global e-commerce will flounder amid delays, says ParcelHero

'Ever Given' refloated but global e-commerce will flounder amid delays, says ParcelHero

The international delivery expert ParcelHero says the refloating of the ‘Ever Given’ is welcome news, but the blockage of the vital Suez Canal will cost £4.35 billion and delay many Amazon and other e-commerce orders for weeks.

Comment from Logistics UK re the refloating of the EverGiven in the Suez Canal

Comment from Logistics UK re the refloating of the EverGiven in the Suez Canal

Alex Veitch, General Manager for Public Policy at Logistics UK, the business group representing the sector, said in response to the freeing of the EverGiven today (29 March 2021)

Congratulations, you’ve just hired new brand ambassadors. They’re your delivery drivers

Congratulations, you’ve just hired new brand ambassadors. They’re your delivery drivers

It’s not just video calls that boomed over the pandemic. Online sales have exploded with physical shopping being restricted and social contact curtailed.

Logistics UK takes VIS training to new heights with Renault Trucks

Logistics UK takes VIS training to new heights with Renault Trucks

Logistics UK recently teamed up with Renault Trucks to use its vehicles in technical inspection training for its VIS engineers.

Logistics UK statement on the creation of four new Trade and Investment hubs

Logistics UK statement on the creation of four new Trade and Investment hubs

In response to the Department for International Trade’s announcement of the creation of four new Trade and Investment Hubs in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Darlington, Sarah Laouadi, Manager of European & International Policy at Logistics UK, comments:

Quarry operator cuts costs and downtime with telematics tyre monitoring solution

Quarry operator cuts costs and downtime with telematics tyre monitoring solution

Imerys, the supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions, reports a significant reduction in tyre replacement and vehicle downtime since installing a TyreWatch remote monitoring service at its quarry in Furzebrook, Dorset.

Lockars launches in the UK

Lockars launches in the UK

New parcel delivery ecosystem Lockars has launched in the UK. According to Lockars, the network will transform the way that packages are sent and received while solving some of the biggest issues that carriers, retailers and consumers face during the delivery journey.

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