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High Speed 2

How will HS2 impact the freight industry in the UK?

Oct
2

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 […]

Shipping

Going Green – Sustainability in the shipping world.

Sep
30

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

Sep
27

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 insure.com, 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

Sep
25

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 […]

freight train

China produce world’s heaviest freight train.

Sep
23

CNR Qigiahr Railway Rolling Stock Co,. Ltd, a prominent Chinese rolling stock Manufacturer produced the gargantuan vehicle just last month. The train is said to have a maximum loading capacity of nearly 155 tonnes per wagon. This translates to a total carrying capacity of somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 tonnes, with the maximum axle load […]

small lost parcel

Royal Mail launch proposal to revise small parcel size

Sep
20

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 […]

toll road

Road haulage operators start campaign to stop A14 road tolls

Sep
18

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has stepped up its campaign opposing the proposed implementation of a toll road on the A14. The campaign hopes to highlight that a toll on the road would put them at a disadvantage to hauliers located in other areas of the country. Jack Semple, the RHA’s Director of Policy said, […]

Road Freight

Road freight industry encouraged to get benefit of trailer trial

Sep
16

This week, the Government released a statement encouraging those in the road freight industry to reap the benefits of trailer trial. The trial, which gives operators the opportunity to use longer goods vehicles on UK roads, will be opened up on a first come first serve basis. The trial was initially launched in 2012, and […]

How will the privatisation of Royal Mail affect you?

Sep
13

After a tough week for Royal Mail boss Moya Greene, who was booed by Royal Mail staff when she met with union members at a Birmingham conference, she may be concerned about the future of Royal Mail as the privatisation process starts. The question is, should you be too? The Government has moved to assure […]

flying delivery drones

Are flying drones the future of goods transportation?

Sep
11

During his recent TED talk, Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO and co-owner of Matternet, detailed his vision for the future of goods transport. Raptopoulos believes that Matternet’s proposed network of small drones can supply the 1 billion people on the planet who don’t have year round access to a road network. Rather than spending the next 50 […]