Transport and Distribution & European transport News, Videos and Product Reviews

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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Bibby Distribution’s SHEQ strategy delivers its lowest ever accident rate

Bibby Distribution’s SHEQ strategy delivers its lowest ever accident rate

Bibby Distribution has successfully cut its total accident rate by almost a third since launching its Road to Zero Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy four years ago.

Xpediator latest to back Transaid as corporate member

Xpediator latest to back Transaid as corporate member

International provider of freight management services, Xpediator, has committed to supporting Transaid for the next three years after becoming the latest company to sign up as a corporate partner.

Mues takes new COO role at Imperial Logistics International

Mues takes new COO role at Imperial Logistics International

Imperial Logistics International continues to strengthen its senior management team with the appointment of Juergen Mues to the post of Chief Operating Officer (COO). He takes up his position on 15 March 2019.

Wyvern Cargo joins Palletforce Network

Wyvern Cargo joins Palletforce Network

Wyvern Cargo has become the latest UK haulier to join Palletforce, boosting the global distribution network’s presence in the south of England.

Is it time to introduce new age thinking for stressed out truckers?

Is it time to introduce new age thinking for stressed out truckers?

Truck drivers alongside labourers have one of the highest suicide rates in the world according to most experts. This is supported by statistics from the UK Government which suggest that people in these groups have a higher chance of dying in this way, a massive 44% above the national average writes Michael Younge, writer and authority on mindfulness and positivity.

Freight firm prepares for no-deal Brexit by achieving AEO status

Freight firm prepares for no-deal Brexit by achieving AEO status

International logistics firm Baxter Freight has officially been granted Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status – an internationally recognised quality mark for the supply chain – by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Ex-soldiers enlist their ‘pets on parade’ for Mercedes-Benz vans duty

Ex-soldiers enlist their ‘pets on parade’ for Mercedes-Benz vans duty

There’s no doubting Scott and Susan Nuttall’s affection for their four huskies – the dogs’ images are emblazoned across the back doors of their strikingly-liveried Mercedes-Benz vans.

Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Logistics operations are increasingly turning to integrated technology solutions to overcome a host of transport planning pressures, while at the same time the driver and general skills shortage continues to weigh on the supply chain sector.

'Best of the best' van operators and drivers recognised at FTA's Van Excellence Awards

'Best of the best' van operators and drivers recognised at FTA's Van Excellence Awards

Fourteen of the UK’s finest van operators and drivers celebrated after being recognised as the ‘best of the best’ at the FTA’s 2018 Van Excellence Honours, which took place in a glittering ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans.

5 key logistics trends and technology implications for 2019

5 key logistics trends and technology implications for 2019

2018 can certainly be summarised as a turbulent year in logistics and transportation management.

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