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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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Government road funding brings welcome relief for hauliers, says FTA

Government road funding brings welcome relief for hauliers, says FTA

“Damaged road surfaces cost businesses in the logistics industry millions of pounds a year in vehicle repair and hire placement.The news that the government has finally responded to FTA’s calls for improvements in road surfacing and allocated £201 million to help tackle this issue is particularly welcome; the road network has been subject to chronic underinvestment for several years and this funding is desperately needed.

Wincanton celebrates ‘go-live’ for Britvic, following new contract win

Wincanton celebrates ‘go-live’ for Britvic, following new contract win

Wincanton has been appointed to manage Britvic’s new, state of the art warehouse facility in Rugby, Warwickshire. Operations at the circa 273,000 sqft site went live last month.

COSCO latest line to commit to Port of Liverpool

COSCO latest line to commit to Port of Liverpool

The world’s top five shipping lines are all now calling at Liverpool following confirmation that Chinese giant COSCO Shipping is to ship via the port.

Paragon launches new Live Management functionality for improved transport planning and execution

Paragon launches new Live Management functionality for improved transport planning and execution

Paragon Software Systems has expanded the functionality of its Live Management software to give transport operators greatly improved visibility at every step in the planning and execution process.

We need your help: FTA calls on Assembly Members for Black Route Support

We need your help: FTA calls on Assembly Members for Black Route Support

FTA, the organisation representing the UK’s logistics sector, has written to all Welsh Assembly Members urging them to press the First Minister to approve the ‘Black Route’ plans for the M4 Relief Road. Construction of the route, according to FTA, would provide a regional economic boost worth hundreds of millions of pounds and tackle the congestion that blights the lives of local citizens.

Cloud-based supply chain management platform SPOT Offers new container tracking service

Cloud-based supply chain management platform SPOT Offers new container tracking service

The SPOT Supply Chain Visibility & Collaboration Platform has been extended by a new container tracking service that consolidates various data streams to provide customers best possible and independent container status information.

Brigade Electronics introduces device to help protect pedestrians and other vulnerable road users from ‘silent killer’ electric and quiet vehicles

Brigade Electronics introduces device to help protect pedestrians and other vulnerable road users from ‘silent killer’ electric and quiet vehicles

A life-saving device that has been designed to help protect pedestrians and other vulnerable road users from ‘silent killer’ electric and quiet vehicles is being launched by Brigade Electronics.

Packaging company has savings wrapped thanks to cloud TMS technology

Packaging company has savings wrapped thanks to cloud TMS technology

Packaging company Plasto-Sac UK is among the first in the sector to adopt new cloud transport management technology to improve the efficiency of its road haulage and distribution operations.

MWI Animal Health ‘keeps its cool’ with first refrigerated Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

MWI Animal Health ‘keeps its cool’ with first refrigerated Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

The first vans to bear the name of MWI Animal Health are also its first to undergo temperature-controlled conversion, and to be supplied by the Mercedes-Benz Van Centre Exeter.

Softbox drives its cold chain digital transformation agenda from the front

Softbox drives its cold chain digital transformation agenda from the front

Softbox, global innovator and provider of temperature control packaging for the life science and logistics industries, has announced changes to the focus and talent of its leadership team to further develop products and services for the cold chain logistics industry.

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