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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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Rhenus acquires Spanish logistics specialist LTK

Rhenus acquires Spanish logistics specialist LTK

The Rhenus Group has launched operations in the aeronautics market through its acquisition of Spanish logistics specialist, LTK, which was finalised on 27 January.

Telematics solution delivers six-figure savings for Lynch Plant Hire

Telematics solution delivers six-figure savings for Lynch Plant Hire

UK hire specialist Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage has reportedly benefitted from six-figure savings and a 30 percent reduction in fleet-related incidents. This was all achieved in the last year, following the implementation of Connexas Group’s vehicle telematics solution.

LPR and Goggins Transport celebrate 5 years serving the Irish market

LPR and Goggins Transport celebrate 5 years serving the Irish market

LPR, the European red pallet pooling company, and its transport and logistics partner in Ireland, Goggins Transport, are celebrating their fifth anniversary of working together by signing an agreement to work together for a further five years.

CHEP and Digital Catapult challenge tech start-ups to pitch carbon reduction ideas

CHEP and Digital Catapult challenge tech start-ups to pitch carbon reduction ideas

Innovation hub Digital Catapult has teamed with supply chain specialist CHEP and with Siemens to challenge tech start-ups in the UK and Germany to address key issues facing the transport and logistics industry, such as minimising empty transport miles and part-load journeys.

Road transport industry failing to react to rising pressure for increased environmental responsibility, according to Paragon survey

Road transport industry failing to react to rising pressure for increased environmental responsibility, according to Paragon survey

Three quarters (75%) of transport planning professionals have seen increasing pressure on their logistics operations to reduce environmental impact in the last 12 months, yet two thirds (66%) believe that much more needs to be done to keep pace with public pressure for action. These were just some of the key results from the Paragon Software Systems’ annual UK customer survey completed by more than 100 industry specialists.

New employee engagement research to help tackle LGV driver shortage

New employee engagement research to help tackle LGV driver shortage

Talent in Logistics has launched a nationwide LGV driver engagement survey in partnership with Pertemps Driving Division. The unique research project aims to uncover the reality of working as a professional LGV driver, with a view to identifying insights that will help the transport and logistics sector tackle its skills shortage.

FORS join Mates in Mind to transform mental health across UK workplaces

FORS join Mates in Mind to transform mental health across UK workplaces

This month, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) joined Mates in Mind’s community of Supporter organisations and have partnered with the charity to improve the mental health of their workforce and members.

Wincanton investing in safety with home delivery fleet technology

Wincanton investing in safety with home delivery fleet technology

As part of its commitment to improving safety and efficiency, Wincanton, the largest British third-party logistics (3PL) company, has invested in 360-degree cameras and telematics technology across its home delivery fleet; which serves major customers such as Marks & Spencer.

Consistent quality from Bibby Distribution wraps up contract extension with Berry BPI Packaging Solutions Hereford

Consistent quality from Bibby Distribution wraps up contract extension with Berry BPI Packaging Solutions Hereford

Bibby Distribution has recorded nine years of consistently meeting a 98 per cent on-time in full (OTIF) delivery rate for Berry BPI Packaging Solutions Hereford, resulting in the packaging manufacturer renewing its transport contract for the third time.

Brake and Alphabet announce new crisis management seminar for fleet professionals

Brake and Alphabet announce new crisis management seminar for fleet professionals

Fleet managers and HR professionals from around the country are being invited to come to Farnborough, Hampshire in March to learn more about dealing with the aftermath of a crash involving one of their vehicles.

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