Category Archives for Freight Forwarding

Freight and the UK Economy

Jul
3

British Historian Eric J. Hobsbawm once coined the phrase; “to be within reach of a port was to be within reach of the world,” and whilst this was true of the so-called “Age of Revolution” in the 18th and 19th centuries, a great deal has changed when it comes to imports, exports, border controls and […]

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Tokio Marine Launches Liability Cover For Freighters

Jan
6

If you are looking for freight liability insurance, the insurance company Tokio Marine Europe have recently launched liability insurance that meets the demands of companies in the freight and warehousing sectors. The insurer has said that the product will provide you with worldwide liability cover, this excludes sanctioned territories. They have also said this this […]

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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Manic Mondays

Nov
18

Research carried out by a leading parcel and carrier manager suggests that a weekend spike in the number of customers ordering gifts online is likely to cause Mondays to be the busiest days for parcel deliveries between now and Christmas. The study, done by Global Freight Solutions (GFS) shows that the number of items that […]

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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. […]

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Network Rail announce Rail Freight Alliance

Nov
8

Network Rail has recently announced the formation of the Rail Freight Alliance – an industry body that aims to deliver a sustainable and expanding rail freight industry in the UK. Freight Director at Network Rail, Paul McMahon, said, “I’m delighted that The Rail Freight Alliance has been agreed. Greater collaboration between the operators and Network […]

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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Department for Transport encourages haulage, freight, and similar enterprises to study safety techniques.

Oct
11

With a large proportion of Britain’s supply chain made up of small to medium size enterprises (SMEs), Brake, the road safety charity, is encouraging any organisation working with small businesses to help spread the road safety message, and has the backing of the Department for Transport. Brake wants to achieve this through a series of […]

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Out-of-hours deliveries to roll out across London in the new year.

Oct
9

The London Freight Forum has released details of the latest developments regarding trial schemes for out of hours collections and deliveries in London as part of a wider transport strategy in and around the nation’s capital. The Forum meets biannually and brings representatives from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Road Haulage Association (RHA), and other […]