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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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Lifting the liner block exemption law will not improve shippers' lives

Lifting the liner block exemption law will not improve shippers' lives

Wading into the war of words between shippers and carriers in recent weeks, speakers at the TOC Asia Container Supply Chain conference in Singapore claimed removing the BER would yield no benefit to cargo owners.

The BER, which is the de facto legislation covering liner alliances and vessel sharing agreements (VSAs) on container trades to and from Europe, is set to expire on 25 April next year.

New British technology eCargo bike manufacturer announces ‘Project 1'

New British technology eCargo bike manufacturer announces ‘Project 1'

A new, technology-led, eCargo bike manufacturer from Oxford, Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) launched its new company and announced its new Project 1 (P1) eCargo bike at the eBike summit in Oxford on 10 April.

CEVA Logistics renews contract with FCA until 2022

CEVA Logistics renews contract with FCA until 2022

CEVA Logistics is further consolidating its partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) in Brazil by renewing its existing business partnership with the awarding of additional four and a half year contract.

Miniclipper Logistics boosts service levels and business performance with Paragon transport planning solution

Miniclipper Logistics boosts service levels and business performance with Paragon transport planning solution

Miniclipper Logistics, the fast-growing 3rd party logistics business, is using Paragon’s routing and scheduling software to enhance service delivery and maximise profitability within its nationwide operation.

Verizon Connect provides factory-fit telematics and workforce management solutions to help drive efficiency and improve operations for customers

Verizon Connect provides factory-fit telematics and workforce management solutions to help drive efficiency and improve operations for customers

To help customers gain insights into their fleets, Verizon Connect has partnered with Iveco, manufacturer of commercial and industrial vehicles, to provide customers with its comprehensive telematics and mobile workforce management software platform.

Autotalks gains momentum in China after a successful C-V2X field test with a Chinese tech giant

Autotalks gains momentum in China after a successful C-V2X field test with a Chinese tech giant

Autotalks, the V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions provider, is gaining momentum in the Chinese market following the successful completion of the C-V2X field test with a Chinese technology giant.

New Head of Group Projects for Priority Freight

New Head of Group Projects for Priority Freight

Priority Freight, provider of contingency logistics solutions, has appointed Steve Downing as Head of Group Projects.

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.

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