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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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Giant iceberg potential threat to internationalshipping lanes

Nov
22

A group of researchers in the UK have been given an emergency fund to enable them to track a huge drifting iceberg that could threaten shipping channels. The grant totals £50000 and will go towards a six-month long project designed to track and predict the iceberg’s movement as it drifts away from Antarctica through the […]

Christmas Deliveries

Tips for Your Holidays Orders

Nov
20

During this busy time of year for the retail industry, large and small retailers alike need to ensure customers get the service they expect and receive their purchases in a safe and timely manner. In order to limit the ways an order can go wrong there are a number of suggestions below that might be […]

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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 […]

Christmas Deliveries

Top Tips for smooth Christmas deliveries

Nov
15

Christmas can often be a worrying make or break time for many retailers – especially those who operate online and rely on an efficient delivery service to get their goods to their consumers. In order to ensure the smooth running of operations during this time, a good relationship between retailers and delivery companies is vital. […]

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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 […]

Birmingham Council plans for a 20mph limit.

Nov
6

Birmingham City Council has recently introduced plans to install a 20mph speed limit across the city’s residential roads. The proposal would see 90% of the city roads covered by a 20mph speed limit and cost £7m to fully implement over the course of five to seven years. The project would be funded through the Local […]

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Highways Agency to open up use of hard shoulders

Nov
4

In a potentially beneficial move for Road Hauliers and motorists in general, The Highways Agency (HA) has announced they will temporarily be opening up the hard shoulders of certain areas of motorways to road users.One of the areas involved is the stretch between junctions 19 and 20 on the M4 near Bristol. The trial period […]