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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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Why businesses need to understand their fleet data.

Why businesses need to understand their fleet data.

By Masternaut

Understanding how your business works is one of the critical elements to building a successful business, regardless of the industry you work in. Running a business requires you to operate in a variety of different areas and deal with a vast number of challenges.

Zircotec helping to deliver carbon-zero truck engine revolution

Zircotec helping to deliver carbon-zero truck engine revolution

After keeping things under wraps for nine months, heat management specialist, Zircotec, has announced its involvement with Dolphin N2, now owned by FPT Industrial, and Brighton University, on a project to develop a new internal combustion engine that, it is claimed, has the potential to transform the commercial powertrain market, with its near zero emissions.

Preston haulier H Parkinson Haulage takes delivery of seven new Stralis NP 460s to replace Stralis NP 400s

Preston haulier H Parkinson Haulage takes delivery of seven new Stralis NP 460s to replace Stralis NP 400s

Preston-based H Parkinson Haulage (HPH) has taken delivery of seven 460hp IVECO Stralis NP AS440S46T/P CNG 4x2 tractor units after successfully running seven of the Stralis NP 400 4x2s for 30 months, with each truck having covered 550,000 kilometres in that time.

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Recruitment platform, Monster, is appealing for more women to consider roles in the logistics, transportation and supply chain industry following a surge in the number of job vacancies available in the sector.

Driving change in the vans market; Logistics UK's event to discuss the opportunities

Driving change in the vans market; Logistics UK's event to discuss the opportunities

From developing new technologies, to adapting to a rapidly changing environmental agenda, the vans market is continuously changing. To ensure operators have the very latest information they need for the future, and to debate the issues which may affect future operations, Logistics UK will be holding its virtual Future Van Conference on 27 November 2020.

cargo-partner to implement CargoWise globally

cargo-partner to implement CargoWise globally

International transport and info-logistics provider cargo-partner has announced the global rollout of integrated cloud-based logistics execution CargoWise across the cargo-partner network in 40 countries.

Road transport capacity and prices on the European spot market are rising again

Road transport capacity and prices on the European spot market are rising again

This is the result of the current evaluation of the transport market monitor (TMM). The online service is provided by Tim Consult on the basis of transport data of more than 1.8 million freight loads per year.

Expand grid capacity to support EV revolution, says Logistics UK

Expand grid capacity to support EV revolution, says Logistics UK

Reports of the ending of sales of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans from 2030 (brought forward from 2035) will present additional challenges for commercial vehicle operators without urgent government action to ensure the energy and charging infrastructure is ready to support the switch to electric vehicles, says Denise Beedell, Policy Manager for Vans and Urban at Logistics UK.

British Sugar extends transport contract with Abbey Logistics Group

British Sugar extends transport contract with Abbey Logistics Group

Abbey Logistics Group, the UK provider of bulk food road tanker services, has renewed its long-term partnership with British Sugar, by extending its contract to provide bulk sugar movements across Great Britain, with a new multi-year agreement.

Armstrong logistics makes major acquisition at Magna Park Lutterworth

Armstrong logistics makes major acquisition at Magna Park Lutterworth

Armstrong Logistics has acquired one of the largest units at Magna Park in Lutterworth with the legal support of the Leicester-based law firm Shakespeare Martineau.

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