Category Archives for Freight Forwarding

air freight

South-east airport expansion crucial for airfreight growth.


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. […]

Frieght Train

Network Rail announce Rail Freight Alliance


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


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 […]

hgv road safety

Department for Transport encourages haulage on safety techniques.


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 […]

night courier

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


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 […]

High Speed 2

How will HS2 impact the freight industry in the UK?


With the talk and debate on HS2 project still as lively as ever, little has been said on the impact it will have on the freight industry and UK freight operators. Following the recent commission of a report of the economic benefits of HS2, several industry players have united to throw their weight behind the […]

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China produce world’s heaviest freight train.


CNR Qigiahr Railway Rolling Stock Co,. Ltd, a prominent Chinese rolling stock Manufacturer produced the gargantuan vehicle just last month. The train is said to have a maximum loading capacity of nearly 155 tonnes per wagon. This translates to a total carrying capacity of somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 tonnes, with the maximum axle load […]

Road Freight

Road freight industry encouraged to get benefit of trailer trial


This week, the Government released a statement encouraging those in the road freight industry to reap the benefits of trailer trial. The trial, which gives operators the opportunity to use longer goods vehicles on UK roads, will be opened up on a first come first serve basis. The trial was initially launched in 2012, and […]

How are truck drivers viewed by the public?


A bit of Friday Fun. Truck drivers have had to put up with many stereotypes over the years, how many of those in the classic comedy video above are actually true? Even roadside cafes have to pass health and safety tests these days!

Trucks To Rail Freight And Compilation CD’s


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 […]