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Highway Code – The Facts

Jul
24

With UK driving theory and practical tests becoming increasingly difficult to pass, a starter point for any body looking to take the initial theory test is a lot of hours study on the highway code. As with any tests taken, as long as you put plenty of hours revision in then you should be able […]

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The Many Uses of a Shipping Container

Jul
23

Shipping containers are used everywhere, for shipment purposes, however, many people don’t know the very diverse way in which they can be used. The following will show the weird and wonderful ways that shipment containers can be used and recycled. Shipping Container Homes Many different shipping containers can be used as homes for many people. […]

News Round-up – Road Freight

Jul
17

It’s no secret that Scotland is seeking independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, but the coalition government has warned Scottish hauliers today that independence could cost significantly. Should Scotland achieve independence logistics firms could end up paying up to £1,000 per annum, just to make deliveries over the border. The government is planning […]

Free Movement of Goods For Shipping Sector

Jul
15

Free movement of goods is a common thing nowadays, thanks to the EU Commission, but for the maritime sector that reality hasn’t been fully realised, until now. The European Commission has revealed plans to ease customs formalities for ships that are expected to help increase the use of the shipping industry to remove some of […]

Port of Calais Expansion

Jul
12

Plans to expand the Port of Calais have been unveiled, giving the port the capacity to handle larger vessels, as well as increased facilities to cope with the demands it hopes to see in passenger and shortsea container ships. Backed by the Nord Pas de Calais Regional Council, who own the port, the ambitious plans […]

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, […]