Transport and Distribution & European transport News, Videos and Product Reviews

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.

RSS

New rail shuttle from Middle Sweden to the Port of Gothenburg boosts forest product exports

New rail shuttle from Middle Sweden to the Port of Gothenburg boosts forest product exports

A new rail shuttle is about to begin transporting timber products from Malungsfors in Dalarna to Asia via the Port of Gothenburg. The new shuttle will generate substantial carbon savings and logistical benefits, consolidating the port as the principal hub for the export of Swedish timber products.

Continental, DPD Switzerland and Futuricum show the way forward for e-mobility in the transport sector with a world record

Continental, DPD Switzerland and Futuricum show the way forward for e-mobility in the transport sector with a world record

Covering a total of 1,099 kilometres, the private express and package service provider, DPD Switzerland, the e-truck brand, Futuricum and premium tyre manufacturer, Continental have secured the Guinness World Records title for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without a charging stop.

XPO Logistics appoints Arron Kendall as sales and marketing director – Europe

XPO Logistics appoints Arron Kendall as sales and marketing director – Europe

XPO Logistics, the global provider of freight transportation services, has appointed Arron Kendall as sales and marketing director – Europe. Additionally, he will serve on the executive board of the European business.

Wincanton announces major contract extension with BAE Systems

Wincanton announces major contract extension with BAE Systems

Wincanton, the UK-based supply chain business, has extended its framework agreement with BAE Systems, a provider of technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions, for five-years.

Uzbekistan joins World Logistics Passport

Uzbekistan joins World Logistics Passport

In a boost to its global trade networks and partnerships, Uzbekistan has joined the World Logistics Passport (WLP) as a Gateway. The signing event took place in Tashkent and was attended by H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy; H.E.

Digital sea change for shipping and global supply chains

Digital sea change for shipping and global supply chains

By Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director.

The international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90% of world trade.

The transport and storage sector has the highest number of closed businesses, causing ParcelHero to warn of an escalating crisis

The transport and storage sector has the highest number of closed businesses, causing ParcelHero to warn of an escalating crisis

The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS) reveals that the transportation and storage industry once again had the lowest percentage of businesses currently trading of any industry sector. Less than 82% of registered logistics businesses were currently trading in early August, down from 94% in early October 2020.

Logistics UK response to government decision on EU HGV driver temporary visas

Logistics UK response to government decision on EU HGV driver temporary visas

Alex Veitch, General Manager of Public Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics UK is frustrated with the government’s decision to reject the logistics industry’s calls for temporary visas to be made available for EU HGV drivers as a short-term solution while new domestic drivers are recruited, trained and tested.

WFS launches new global uniform for 13,000 cargo and ground handling employees

WFS launches new global uniform for 13,000 cargo and ground handling employees

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has launched a new uniform for over 13,000 of its cargo and ground handling employees in its North America and Europe, the Middle East, Africa & Asia (EMEAA) operations.

A new era of accelerated Intralogistics Automation

A new era of accelerated Intralogistics Automation

The unfortunate mix of Brexit and Covid-19 has had a tremendous impact on businesses around the world forcing them to re-evaluate how they operate in uncharted territory.

Editorial: +44 (0)1892 536363
Publisher: +44 (0)208 440 0372
Subscribe FREE to the weekly E-newsletter