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French Ecotax could cause chaos for UK hauliers


The French authorities are planning to introduce a new Ecotax from the 1st January 2014 for any vehicle using the French national road (N’ Road) network. The Road tax will affect all freight vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes, and could affect a significant number of UK based hauliers. The charges will be levied in […]

Drone delivery service launches in Australia


With the steady development of drone technology for developing countries continuing, a Sydney based firm as recently launched a commercial book delivery service. Australian startup, Flirtey, has unleashed its flock of flying drones on the Sydney public and claims that “commercial drones are going to become as ubiquitous as aeroplanes”. They have partnered with text […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Arctica HQ

How’s this for a HQ?!


A lot of shipping companies prefer to be based near the water so they can closer to their operations, but Finnish company Arctia Shipping Ltd has taken that idea to the next level. Designed by K2S Architects, the 950 square meter office proudly floats in the Helsinki harbour. The idea for the building came about […]

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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 […]


Going Green – Sustainability in the shipping world.


Shipping caries 90% of the world’s trade. In recent years, it has made good progress on the environmental impact it has, but the search for the long term answer continues. Much like the ill-fated Costa Concordia, the shipping industry is looking to re-balance itself amidst the growing need for environmental sustainability. Despite a drop in […]

The best foods to eat whilst driving


Sometimes, those of us who spend a long time behind the wheel have no other option but to grab a bite on the road. In a recent survey by American insurance website, 1,500 drivers were asked what their top picks were for when the munchies set in. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the results do not reflect […]

Shipping Container Homes

Shipping container homes are catching on


Despite the recent recovery in the global economy, countries across the globe still find themselves in somewhat of a housing crisis. The answer could be to utilise shipping containers for both home and work spaces. In the past, people may have shied away from container living as low ceilings and many walls can give off […]

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Royal Mail launch proposal to revise small parcel size


Royal Mail have recently launched a consultation process, the purpose of which is to amend the Inland Letter Post Scheme in relation to universal parcels. More specifically – it plans to revise the exception to the Small Parcel format which was introduced in April 2013. The new exception hopes to extend the dimensions of what […]