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News Roundup – Shipping

Jul
10

Three of the world’s largest shipping competitors have joined forces in a bid to minimise losses due to overcapacity and falling freight rates. Maersk Line, Switzerland-based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. and France’s CMA CGM announced their intentions this week, although the alliance will need approval from regulators across the world and EU competition authorities. […]

Featured Company: Wincanton

Jul
8

Logistics company, Wincanton, is a UK based business that’s making waves. From its unassuming beginning delivering milk in 1925, Wincanton has grown to become one of the leading providers of supply chain solutions in the UK, with more than 16,000 logistics experts on their books, covering all sectors. Wincanton firmly believe that in order to successfully […]

Post Office Staff In On-Going Strike Action

Jul
3

The battle for the UK Post Office is on-going; with staff taking fresh strike action last Saturday in an effort to get bosses to stop plans to close or franchise 74 locations. Crown Offices, those in dispute, are directly owned by Post Office Ltd, and are planned to be franchised and placed within retailers such […]

How Rail Freight Can Reduce Strain On Our Roads

Jul
1

Traffic congestion is a problem that’s only getting worse, as more and more vehicles take to the roads. But it’s not just the main arteries of our road system that’s feeling the burden; motorways aren’t the only roads seeing heavy traffic as freight vehicles deliver not just nationally, but also locally. 44 tonne trucks, struggling […]

Young Drivers To Wait Up To 9 Months To Take Driving Test

Jun
28

Transport minister Stephen Hammond has been a frequent face in the news recently with proposals to raise the motorway speed limit to 80mph, and he’s now gone one step further by focusing on the young drivers of the UK. At the forefront of the transport sector, Mr Hammond along with the Government  are in talks, […]

80mph Motorway Speed Limit Trials Set To Take Place In 2014

Jun
26

Stephen Hammond, the road safety minister has confirmed that a proposal to introduce a trial 80mph motorway speed limit isn’t dead in the water yet. He advised that the proposed plans, set to take place in 2014 are still very much firmly on the Government’s agenda. In 2014 the proposal is that three trials of […]

Travelling With Kid’s Prams

Jun
21

Travelling with children is hard enough without having to tote around all the associated paraphernalia. Holidays are supposed to be relaxing, so don’t let the stress of trying to juggle the pushchair, toys, clothes and toddler make it otherwise. Getting everything to your destination in one piece is actually a little easier, and probably a […]

The History of Ships & Shipping

Jun
19

People have been using boats to transport trade for longer than is probably imagined. The UK has a long maritime history, with physical evidence pointing to overseas trade taking place as long ago as the Iron Age, and popular belief pointing to boats being used to transport goods, animals and people for far longer. Great […]

Sending Sports Equipment Abroad

Jun
17

So, summer is here … well, the UK version of it anyway, which means that soon summer holidays will be starting as the nation attempts to get somewhere that actually sees some sun, sea and surf. But regardless of the time of year, if you’re the type of individual who likes to take their own […]

Driving In The Sun

Here Comes The Sun

Jun
14

Well, the weather has finally picked up, gracing us with sunny skies and warmer climes. But with the sun comes another set of problems: how to cope with the warmer weather when out and about in your car. Luckily, Delivery Quote Compare has some tips for you to follow so that you can enjoy the […]