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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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Eddie Stobart supports the NHS with a newly branded Rainbow truck to raise money for NHS Charities Together

Eddie Stobart supports the NHS with a newly branded Rainbow truck to raise money for NHS Charities Together

To support NHS Charities Together, Eddie Stobart has branded one of its trailers with a rainbow and the NHS logo. All revenue that the truck earns over the next three months will be donated to NHS Charities Together.

XPO Logistics adds COVID-19 dashboard to XPO Connect

XPO Logistics adds COVID-19 dashboard to XPO Connect

XPO Logistics, provider of supply chain solutions, has moved quickly to introduce a new digital dashboard for shippers and carriers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company integrated the tools with its XPO Connect digital freight platform in North America and Europe.

Freight forwarders give cautious welcome to ferry industry support measures

Freight forwarders give cautious welcome to ferry industry support measures

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a cautious welcome to the UK Government’s announcement of a broad package of support measures for ferry routes between the UK and Northern Ireland; as well as between the UK and mainland Europe.

Virgin Atlantic goes cargo-only to Tel Aviv

Virgin Atlantic goes cargo-only to Tel Aviv

Virgin Atlantic will relaunch scheduled cargo-only flights from London to Tel Aviv from 6 May, which will also offer same day connections over the UK to and from the US, Hong Kong, Shanghai and South Africa.

PPE to UK: British Airways adds extra flights a week from China

PPE to UK: British Airways adds extra flights a week from China

British Airways is increasing the number of cargo-only flights from China to the UK to 21 a week, up from 13 last week, as demand continues to rise.

The logistics of responding to COVID-19

The logistics of responding to COVID-19

William Walker, Sales Director of Walker Logistics, reports on how the Membury-based fulfilment and logistics service provider is reacting to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the lessons being learned.

Chassis Cab steps in to help NHS ambulance service at the same time as working to keep essential supplies flowing

Chassis Cab steps in to help NHS ambulance service at the same time as working to keep essential supplies flowing

Chassis Cab – the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire-based DAF family-owned dealership – has answered the call for help from the East of England Ambulance Service to extend its professional vehicle-maintenance help to its life-saving vehicle fleet. 

Smurfit Kappa helps Bidfood support 1.5 million vulnerable UK residents

Smurfit Kappa helps Bidfood support 1.5 million vulnerable UK residents

Smurfit Kappa has been selected by food service provider Bidfood to facilitate its packaging requirements following the UK Government’s recent agreement to send food parcels to 1.5 million vulnerable people in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trakm8 celebrates renewed relationship with Bibby Distribution

Trakm8 celebrates renewed relationship with Bibby Distribution

Vehicle technology specialist Trakm8 will continue to provide its tracking solution to Bibby Distribution in a new five-year deal.

Covid-19 has highlighted a significant problem in the UK’s manufacturing supply chain

Covid-19 has highlighted a significant problem in the UK’s manufacturing supply chain

Kevin Brundish, CEO of AMTE Power, commenting on the need for a strong, onshore supply chain in the face of global uncertainty.

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