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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 City Council announce plans for 20mph city-wide speed 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 […]

UK providing new impetus for growing continental freight market

Nov
1

The continue improvement of the British economy was underlined recently, as Eurotunnel boss hailed the upturn for providing “new impetus” to the growing freight market between the UK and continental Europe. Chairman and chief executive of Eurotunnel, Jacques Gounon, said, “In the freight market it’s quite clear the economic recovery in Britain is driving huge […]

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Amazon changes shipping requirements

Oct
30

This week saw some big news in the world of shipping as retail giants Amazon.com announced a change in some of their shipping requirements. Super Saver Shipping – the popular option that meant items were delivered free as long as the order totalled over $25 dollars in the US – has increased it’s threshold to […]

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French Ecotax could cause chaos for UK hauliers

Oct
28

The French authorities are planning to introduce a new Ecotax from the 1st January 2014 for any vehicle using the French national road (N’ Road) network. The Road tax will affect all freight vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes, and could affect a significant number of UK based hauliers. The charges will be levied in […]

Drone delivery service launches in Australia

Oct
25

With the steady development of drone technology for developing countries continuing, a Sydney based firm as recently launched a commercial book delivery service. Australian startup, Flirtey, has unleashed its flock of flying drones on the Sydney public and claims that “commercial drones are going to become as ubiquitous as aeroplanes”. They have partnered with text […]