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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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FORS suspends audits due to coronavirus outbreak

FORS suspends audits due to coronavirus outbreak

FORS – the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme – has announced that, following the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, all FORS Bronze site audit activity will be suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

WFS joins the coronavirus relief effort to help save lives in Italy

WFS joins the coronavirus relief effort to help save lives in Italy

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) team at Milan’s Malpensa Airport are supporting the urgent medical effort to saves the lives of coronavirus victims in Italy by expediting the handling of time-sensitive materials destined for hospitals and medical centres.

Making the most of available data

Making the most of available data

By Andrew Overton, CEO at fleet technology and connected vehicle solutions provider, Connexas Group. 

From onboard sensors monitoring the temperature inside a refrigerated container…

Daimler Trucks & Buses maintaining its service network

Daimler Trucks & Buses maintaining its service network

Mercedes-Benz Trucks, FUSO and Daimler Buses report that they are doing everything possible to continue to supply their customers with spare parts and maintenance services in the current situation.

UKWA postpones flagship Awards event until the Autumn

UKWA postpones flagship Awards event until the Autumn

In the light of the evolving Coronavirus situation, UKWA has announced that its flagship Annual Lunch & Awards will be postponed until Tuesday 10thNovember 2020.

Logistics workers recognised as key to economic success, thanks to FTA

Logistics workers recognised as key to economic success, thanks to FTA

The government’s announcement that logistics workers are now categorised as “key workers” in the COVID-19 response plans has been warmly welcomed by FTA, the business organisation that represents the sector.  The news comes after urgent appeals made by FTA to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, and his ministerial team.

Customers of Palletways set to benefit from improved access to the French Market

Customers of Palletways set to benefit from improved access to the French Market

The Palletways Group has revitalised its French network to achieve a much-improved service ensuring its members have access to a major gateway for the business within Europe.

FTA asks businesses to cease commercial driver toilet ban

FTA asks businesses to cease commercial driver toilet ban

In response to reports from FTA’s members that commercial drivers are being refused entry to businesses’ toilet facilities due to COVID-19 concerns, Sally Gilson, Head of Skills Policy at FTA, comments: “FTA is urging businesses to drop their bans on commercial drivers using their toilet facilities, following reports from FTA members that this is occurring across the nation.

Brambles takes the top spot as the most sustainable company globally

Brambles takes the top spot as the most sustainable company globally

Brambles, the supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries primarily through the CHEP brand, has received the highest score in the Dow Jones Barron’s sustainability ranking, rated as the most sustainable company globally.

PSI Logistics and agiplan GmbH conclude partnership

PSI Logistics and agiplan GmbH conclude partnership

PSI Logistics GmbH and the Mülheim-based consulting and planning company agiplan GmbH are concluding a partnership. The two companies are linking the strengths of the logistics software PSIglobal with the competences of agiplan in the optimisation of production and networks for a comprehensive consulting of their customers.

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