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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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‘We want to hear from you’: Outstanding fleets invited to enter UK Fleet Champions Awards 2021

‘We want to hear from you’: Outstanding fleets invited to enter UK Fleet Champions Awards 2021

Safety conscious fleet operators, suppliers, manufacturers and individuals are being invited to enter Brake’s prestigious UK Fleet Champions Awards 2021.

Online sales tax places further strain on warehouse workers, says Midland Pallet Trucks

Online sales tax places further strain on warehouse workers, says Midland Pallet Trucks

A proposed new online sales tax levied on high street retailers could place further strain on the already overwhelmed army of UK warehouse workers, warns Midland Pallet Trucks.

Leading retailers such as Next, Halfords and popular department store John Lewis could all face a larger tax bill should the UK government's plans to impose a new tax on e-commerce go ahead.

Logistics UK celebrates staff's upskilling achievements

Logistics UK celebrates staff's upskilling achievements

Staff at Logistics UK, the business organisation based in Tunbridge Wells, have used the lockdown period as an opportunity to successfully complete a variety of training qualifications to benefit the work they deliver for the business group’s members.

Volker Kirchgeorg named new CEO of Siemens Digital Logistics

Volker Kirchgeorg named new CEO of Siemens Digital Logistics

Volker Kirchgeorg will take the reins at Siemens Digital Logistics GmbH this month (March). The company specialises in the digital transformation of logistical processes and, with its end-to-end software and consulting solutions, is a leading IT provider in global supply chain management.

Tesisquare partners with Shippeo for real-time delivery tracking

Tesisquare partners with Shippeo for real-time delivery tracking

Shippeo, the European real-time transportation visibility solutions provider, has partnered with Tesisquare, the provider of supply chain execution applications, to enhance the Tesisquare Transport Management Systems (TMS) product offering with new real-time transportation visibility (RTTV) capabilities.

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe extends cooperation with Transporeon around freight assignment and real-time visibility

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe extends cooperation with Transporeon around freight assignment and real-time visibility

Since 2008 thyssenkrupp Steel Europe has been using Transporeon’s time slot management to coordinate the loading and unloading of trucks.

Logistics UK response to announcement on motor insurance law

Logistics UK response to announcement on motor insurance law

In response to the announcement that the government will not implement an EU ruling into UK law which would have meant all motor vehicles operating on private land will need motor insurance – also known as the ‘Vnuk’ ruling.

Rhenus takes over BLG freight forwarding sites and opens up new markets

Rhenus takes over BLG freight forwarding sites and opens up new markets

The BLG Logistics Group has made a strategic decision to focus on its domestic and international business in its Contract, Automobile and Container divisions in future.

The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge to join forces

The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge to join forces

The City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges have reached an agreement to merge their respective ports. The two-city agreement marks the start of a unification process that is expected to take a year to finalise. Once completed, the ports will operate under the name ‘Port of Antwerp-Bruges’.

Logistics UK invited to join key government Brexit Taskforce

Logistics UK invited to join key government Brexit Taskforce

Logistics UK, the business group representing more than 18,000 businesses across the UK’s logistics sector, has been invited to join the government’s Brexit Business Taskforce.

The invitation, made by Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove MP, is in recognition of the group’s work helping government to keep Britain trading throughout the Brexit process.David Wells, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive says the move acknowledges the vital role which the industry plays in keeping all parts of the economy functioning. 

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