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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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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.

Dakota customer interview with Univar Solutions’ Regional Operations Manager, Suzanne Williams

Dakota customer interview with Univar Solutions’ Regional Operations Manager, Suzanne Williams

Welcome to the first of Dakota Integrated Solutions’ exclusive customer interviews.Dakota spoke with Suzanne Williams, Regional Operations Manager at Univar Solutions, to find out how Dakota has worked with her and her Team to implement a new scanning solution within the company’s warehouse operation.

Synergy completes LNGC-FSU conversion

Synergy completes LNGC-FSU conversion

Synergy Group, one of the world’s leading ship managers, has successfully converted a 1992-built, 126,000 cubic meters capacity Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier into a Floating Storage Unit (FSU).

Pall-Ex increases hub capacity as freight volume soars

Pall-Ex increases hub capacity as freight volume soars

Pall-Ex has significantly increased its East Midlands hub capacity to accommodate rising freight volumes and growing demand for its services.

BCMPA members pick, pack and dispatch around the clock to ensure Christmas is delivered on time

BCMPA members pick, pack and dispatch around the clock to ensure Christmas is delivered on time

The BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, says lockdown 2.0 has further intensified the inexorable move towards online sales and deliveries made direct to consumer (DTC).

Data and the changing business and operational landscape

Data and the changing business and operational landscape

Special Technology report on Automatic Identification & Data Capture and Mobile Computing.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with leading analysts and vendors about the current state of play within the Automatic Identification & Data Capture and Mobile Computing technology space, what potential benefits technology can afford the user in light of the current pandemic, and what might be some of the key developments and enhancements...

Logistics businesses face £240 million no deal bill, says Logistics UK

Logistics businesses face £240 million no deal bill, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK, the business group representing the sector responsible for moving all goods and services for the UK’s economy, has warned that a No Deal Brexit would add more than £240 million to the industry’s annual bills, thanks to the imposition of WTO tariffs on new vehicles, parts and equipment.

First global, digital meeting point for the logistics industry

First global, digital meeting point for the logistics industry

The transport logistic exhibitions, the transport logistic and the air cargo cluster of Messe München, is launching a new purely digital and global platform.

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