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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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Skilled engineer shortage a threat to logistics industry

Skilled engineer shortage a threat to logistics industry

More than half (52.7 per cent) of vacancies for vehicle mechanics, technicians and fitters will not be filled in the near future, according to FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report, as staff shortages within repair workshops and vehicle inspection units hit crisis point.

Imperial logistics wins automotive haulage contract

Imperial logistics wins automotive haulage contract

Automotive logistics specialist Imperial Logistics has secured additional road transportation management business from its major client BMW Group.

BFS provides £5m funding line to Aspray Group to drive growth

BFS provides £5m funding line to Aspray Group to drive growth

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has provided a £5 million working capital facility to international delivery and logistics company, Aspray Group, following its recent acquisition by Bushell Investment Group.

Eco-friendly disposable plate specialist outsources UK supply chain

Eco-friendly disposable plate specialist outsources UK supply chain

The Wholeleaf Company – manufacturer of a ecologically friendly range of disposable plates and cutlery – has outsourced control of its UK supply chain to Walker Logistics.

UK consumers increasingly seeing green when it comes to retailers and deliveries

UK consumers increasingly seeing green when it comes to retailers and deliveries

Shoppers are demanding more sustainable delivery options, according to a new survey from Wincanton, the British third party logistics company¹.

Rygor gears up with Truckfile digital recording

Rygor gears up with Truckfile digital recording

Mercedes-Benz Dealer Rygor Commercials is making ever more use of Truckfile digital workshop and fleet management systems, to help its customers stay compliant and maximise vehicle uptime.

Ian Craig Haulage improves mpg by 10 per cent using TomTom Telematics

Ian Craig Haulage improves mpg by 10 per cent using TomTom Telematics

Scottish haulier Ian Craig Haulage has improved mpg by 10 per cent using TomTom Telematics’ WEBFLEET fleet management solution.

Michelin acquires Masternaut

Michelin acquires Masternaut

Masternaut has agreed to be acquired by Michelin, which will accelerate Masternaut’s product development and its growth across Europe.

Atran Airlines' new route guarantees cargo capacity between Hangzhou and Riga for Cainiao Network

Atran Airlines' new route guarantees cargo capacity between Hangzhou and Riga for Cainiao Network

Atran Airlines, the Russian air express carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group (the Group), is introducing a new route into its network between Hangzhou (China), an emerging technology hub and home to the e-commerce industry in China, and Riga (Latvia).

AirBridgeCargo reports 10% growth of ‘nose door’ loaded shipments as it presents new ‘abc XL’ livery

AirBridgeCargo reports 10% growth of ‘nose door’ loaded shipments as it presents new ‘abc XL’ livery

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), provider of specialty air cargo services, has seen demand for its ‘abc XL’ product for oversized and heavy cargoes continue to grow in the first four months of 2019, with volumes up 3% year-on-year to more than 11,000 tonnes.

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