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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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New report highlights opportunities in re-structured global auto logistics market

The latest report from Ti, Global Automotive Logistics 2009, concludes that despite the catastrophic meltdown the market has endured, opportunities exist for the logistics companies who can react fast enough to a savage rationalisation of the auto industry.

Swine Flue! - We will continue to deliver the goods!

Swine Flue! - We will continue to deliver the goods!

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) says that if the swine flu epidemic takes off as predicted then it will inevitably cause major problems for the transport and distribution industry.

The devil in the detail

The devil in the detail

The explosion in BlackBerry and smartphone use is posing a real challenge for businesses trying to enforce email policies and legal disclaimers.

Fuel prices could lead to UK 3PL migration

Fuel prices could lead to UK 3PL migration

The Governments failure to reduce the high cost of fuel in Britain could lead many companies to relocate their major UK-based warehouses and distribution centre hubs to mainland Europe with many hundreds of jobs lost as a result.

Road speed data is the Keystone to efficient McDonalds deliveries

Road speed data is the Keystone to efficient McDonalds deliveries

McDonalds logistics partner Keystone Distribution UK has implemented Paragons ITIS-based road speed data for transport optimisation

Don't tyre of best practice pleas the industrial tyre association

Don't tyre of best practice pleas the industrial tyre association

A leading tyre body calls for more action to reduce the risks of making false economies when it comes to the selection and fitting of industrial tyres.

Transport and storage industry faces 2.7 billion bill for regulation

Smaller businesses in the transport and storage industry are among those losing more than 2.7 billion every year due to government red tape, new figures have shown.

Transporeon sees chink of light for economy

Transporeon sees chink of light for economy

First signs that there is an improving outlook for the UK economy have been detected by Transporeon.

Distribution companies warned: You spend too much on fuel

Distribution companies warned: You spend too much on fuel

Distribution and logistics companies have been warned that they are probably over-spending on diesel and petrol.

Collaboration is key to cutting supply chain costs

Collaboration is key to cutting supply chain costs

The recession has served to emphasise the role and importance of collaboration between suppliers, customers and logistics operators throughout the entire supply chain in order to improve efficiency and to cut costs.

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