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Hong Kong Freighter Service Is Welcomed At Manchester Airport

Dec
20

One of the world’s largest commercial freighters, the Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-8F was welcomed at Manchester Airport on Thursday, as it landed from Hong Kong. The new aircraft will fly on a regularly on the Manchester-to-Hong Kong route and can carry more than 130 tonnes of cargo. Graeme Ferguson, commercial director for cargo at Manchester […]

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Amazon announce plans for delivery drones

Dec
4

Back in October, Delivery Quote Compare brought you an article about Australian start-up firm Flirtey launching its flock of book delivery drones on the unsuspecting Sydney public. Now, retail giants Amazon – the world’s largest online retailer – have announced plans to provide similar delivery methods to customers. The Octocopeter drones have the capacity to […]

The World’s Most Efficient Delivery Service

Dec
1

With deliveries hotting up in the run up to Christmas, and the level of service expected by customers at an all time high, Delivery Quote Compare takes a look at the busiest delivery company on earth and asks the important question on everyone’s lips; How does Santa Claus deliver presents to every child on the […]

2013 Global Freight Awards

Nov
25

Last week, on Wednesday November 20th, the winners of the 2013 Global Freight Awards were announced during a fantastic evening of drinks, dinner, entertainment, and awards, hosted by funnyman Rufus Hound. The event was a celebration of the continued improvement of the sector, and participants also managed to raise more than £2,700 for international development […]

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Shipping containers to be made into local ‘Ekocenters’

Nov
13

There are many ways of making use of used shipping containers – from houses, to mobile shops, and even art displays, the list is seemingly endless. Soft drink giant Coca-cola has joined forces with New Hampshire based engineering firm Deka R&D to launch a project which takes shipping container recycling to a new level. The […]

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South-east airport expansion crucial for airfreight growth.

Nov
11

During his recent visit to China, Mayor of London Boris Johnson insisted he is still keen on the development of a Thames island airport – the so called ‘Boris Island’. Following this, prospective plans for the proposed £47.3 billion pound, six runway project have been unveiled, suggesting building could be completed in under seven years. […]

UK providing new impetus for growing continental freight market

Nov
1

The continue improvement of the British economy was underlined recently, as Eurotunnel boss hailed the upturn for providing “new impetus” to the growing freight market between the UK and continental Europe. Chairman and chief executive of Eurotunnel, Jacques Gounon, said, “In the freight market it’s quite clear the economic recovery in Britain is driving huge […]

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Global airfreight predicted to double over 20 years

Oct
14

The size of the worldwide freighter fleet will nearly double over the next 20 years, according the to the latest Cargo Global Market Forecast published by industry giants Airbus. Their predictions suggest that worldwide airfreight traffic will rise to around 3000 aircraft across the next 20 years, with an average growth of 4.8% each year. […]

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Are flying drones the future of goods transportation?

Sep
11

During his recent TED talk, Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO and co-owner of Matternet, detailed his vision for the future of goods transport. Raptopoulos believes that Matternet’s proposed network of small drones can supply the 1 billion people on the planet who don’t have year round access to a road network. Rather than spending the next 50 […]

From Trucks To Rail Freight And Compilation CD’s, As Well As Much More

Jul
31

If you ask most people in the UK population to name a famous Truck haulage company the main answer that you will get will most notably be Eddie Stobart. But what most people don’t know is that since the start of Eddie Stobart, it’s now branched out from Truck haulage and is now known as […]