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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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CEVA Logistics to expand presence in Latin America through the acquisition of Cargex

CEVA Logistics to expand presence in Latin America through the acquisition of Cargex

As part of its development strategy, CEVA Logistics has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Cargex S.A., an international freight forwarding and perishable goods expert based in Bogotá, Colombia.

Scania participates in pioneering UK HGV electrification feasibility study

Scania participates in pioneering UK HGV electrification feasibility study

Scania is to participate in a major feasibility study into the operation of long haul electrified trucks utilising dynamic charging provided by overhead wires on electric roads.

UKWA Chief appeals for exemption from self-isolation for warehouse workers

UKWA Chief appeals for exemption from self-isolation for warehouse workers

Clare Bottle, the new Chief Executive of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA), has written to Rachel Maclean, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, making a case for logistics workers to be exempt from self-isolation as the ‘pingdemic’ sweeps the country causing shortages of supplies.

Leicestershire logistics firm investing thousands in free training courses to tackle HGV driver shortage crisis

Leicestershire logistics firm investing thousands in free training courses to tackle HGV driver shortage crisis

A forward-thinking Leicestershire logistics firm is pledging to invest tens of thousands of pounds in free training courses to help tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in the UK. 

Independent study reveals good air quality around the Port of Tyne

Independent study reveals good air quality around the Port of Tyne

Air quality around the Port of Tyne is ‘good’ and well within the required national standards, an independent inventory of pollutant gas emissions has concluded.

RIO expands its product portfolio for freight forwarders as a result of strategic takeover of TMS provider Loom

RIO expands its product portfolio for freight forwarders as a result of strategic takeover of TMS provider Loom

RIO’s announcement that it is taking over Paderborn-based Loom Technologies GmbH, a logistics software provider, means a significant expansion of the company’s range of services.

PRM Green Technologies gets the Mercedes-Benz low-down once again from Midlands Truck & Van

PRM Green Technologies gets the Mercedes-Benz low-down once again from Midlands Truck & Van

Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ ability to supply a 26-tonne chassis with the low frame height that allows customers to maximise load volumes meant that when it needed a second truck to stay ahead of growing customer demand, PRM Green Technologies had no hesitation in choosing another eye-catching Actros.

Government announces package of measures to support road haulage industry

Government announces package of measures to support road haulage industry

A package of measures to help tackle the HGV driver shortage has been announced by the Government.

Fleetmaxx Solutions partners with Road Skills Online with e-learning professional development plan

Fleetmaxx Solutions partners with Road Skills Online with e-learning professional development plan

Fleetmaxx Solutions and Road Skills Online have entered into a partnership to create a fleet driver safety e-learning package to help all transport operators.

Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk

Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk

The Government’s relaxation of the rules, earlier this month, for how long lorry drivers can work as a temporary fix for a severe shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators, is compromising safety standards and is not the solution to the haulage industry shortage of HGV drivers issue.

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