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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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Giti Tire launches first European off-road tyre for high mobility vehicles

Giti Tire launches first European off-road tyre for high mobility vehicles

Giti Tire has launched its first European off-road truck tyre for high mobility vehicles operating under the most extreme terrains - the Giti GAO897.

Driver shortage crisis: Grant 10,000 temporary visas to EU workers, says Logistics UK

Driver shortage crisis: Grant 10,000 temporary visas to EU workers, says Logistics UK

Government must prioritise the granting of 10,000 temporary work visas to encourage EU drivers to return to support the UK’s supply chain, according to business group Logistics UK.

Where sustainability meets reality

Where sustainability meets reality

The transport industry really cares about sustainability – but what are we really doing about it? To answer this question we’d like to ask you to take part in our Sustainable Reality Survey.

It aims to reveal what truck fleets and transport companies are truly achieving in terms of sustainability – and the everyday commercial obstacles that are in their way. No greenwashing, just a real-life look at sustainability in practice. And because real life is busy, we’re making it quick and easy to take part in. Simply answer just 10 questions (anonymously) – which should take about 3 minutes.

Boost for BoxTop

Boost for BoxTop

BoxTop Technologies – part of the Freight Software Group – has expanded its Southampton office after a period of continued growth and investment in technology for the freight and logistics sector.

Logistics UK backs industry drive for new staff with launch of guide for employers about funding and support

Logistics UK backs industry drive for new staff with launch of guide for employers about funding and support

With the industry facing a serious shortage of skilled workers, business group Logistics UK has launched a free guide for employers from across the sector on ‘Funding and support for accessing logistics skills’.

Fortec launches core operational solution

Fortec launches core operational solution

Fortec Distribution Network (Fortec) has launched its core operational system, Nexus. The company describes the move as its latest step towards delivering excellence for its stakeholders.

Increased vessel delays and rising transportation costs threaten last-mile retail operations going Into critical Black Friday and holiday seasons

Increased vessel delays and rising transportation costs threaten last-mile retail operations going Into critical Black Friday and holiday seasons

Recent vessel-tracking data from project44 reveals substantial year-over-year increases in vessel and shipment delay times across most major trade lanes connecting China to the rest of the global economy.

These longer lead times cast a spotlight on already overburdened transportation networks and ongoing supply chain disruptions.

Two thirds of UK logistics workers want employers to support them on the commute

Two thirds of UK logistics workers want employers to support them on the commute

According to a nationally-representative survey into 2,000 UK workers, conducted by corporate transport technology specialist Kura, nearly 60% of logistics workers across the UK hold real concerns around the commute post-Covid. There is a strong cry for help with the commute from employees, particularly among younger workers.

FedEx Express expands air network enhancing connections for Asia Pacific exporters

FedEx Express expands air network enhancing connections for Asia Pacific exporters

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has launched four new intercontinental flights originating from Asia Pacific (APAC), providing improved connectivity, with weekly capacity of almost 1,400 tons (1,390,000 kgs), and greater access to APAC customers on the trans-Pacific, intra-Asia, and Europe lanes.

IAG Cargo reports another record uplift – 48.5 tonnes on an Airbus A350 from Bangalore to London

IAG Cargo reports another record uplift – 48.5 tonnes on an Airbus A350 from Bangalore to London

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) uplifted 48,500 kgs of cargo on a cargo-only flight from Bangalore, India to London-Heathrow operated by a British Airways A350-100 aircraft in July – a record for IAG Cargo for this aircraft from India.  

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