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The History of Ships & Shipping


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


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


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 […]

New Felixstowe Rail Terminal Doubles Capacity

New Felixstowe Rail Terminal


Britain’s biggest container port, Felixstowe, officially opened its new rail terminal last week, doubling rail capacity. The new rail terminal is a £40 million investment that’s part of a scheme to increase capacity at the port that includes the two new berths that were opened in November 2011. Co-financed by the European Union Trans-European Transport […]

middle lane drivers

Motorway Hogging A Thing Of The Past?


Finally, the bugbear for most of us driving on the motorway will finally be wiped out. Middle lane hoggers could now be subject to a £100 fine and points on their licence after the Government outlined its plans to tackle the problem. But why, exactly, is it so bad? Other than because the Highway Code […]


Truckfest 2013


Summer’s pretty much here (although the weather may occasionally need to be reminded of that), and we all know what that means. Yup, Truckfest. The travelling truck-centric extravaganza that offers family fun and entertainment for truck-lovers the UK over. Think of it as the haulage and transportation sector’s version of the music festival (although it […]

Student removals

School’s Out, So Pack Your Bags


Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of the school year. Now all you have to do is figure out how to get your stuff from your childhood home to your new Uni digs come the new school year. It may seem like an age away, but with everyone planning to move at the same […]

Europe to China Railroad

New China-Europe Rail Service


The old route between East and West into China, known as the Silk Road, has been revamped. Rail services between China and Europe are increasing, as freight services realise that transporting goods via rail can not only be cheaper than air, but quicker than shipping by sea, and earning the nickname the New Silk Road. […]

Shipping Volumes

Shipping Volumes


Due to the nature of the transportation industry, and the dependency all other industries have upon it, increases in freight transportation can often be seen as a sign that the economy is on the rise. At a time when the world economy is struggling, close watch is kept on freight industries for those first signs […]

Father’s Day


A gentle reminder that Father’s Day is just around the corner, so if you haven’t already organised that perfect pressie now’s the time to get your thinking cap on! With just two weeks left to find the right gift, time’s running out. Regardless of where you buy your gift, online or off, if you live […]