Category Archives: road freight

First China-Europe road freight trip completed

After more than six months of preparation, CEVA Logistics Greater China has sent the first ever road freight shipment from Khorgos, China via Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus to Poland (7000 km journey) using the international customs transit system TIR. The trial run was successfully operated as a joint initiative between CEVA Logistics, the International Road Transportation Union (IRU), and CEVA’s partners Alblas and Jet-rail.
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Monitoring system for the road carriage of sensitive goods in Poland

A new Polish law regarding the road transport monitoring announced in the Polish Journal of Laws on 3rd April 2017 has now come in to effect. The new law is aimed at the transport of sensitive goods that involve a high risk of tax evasion and will need to be reported to the Polish authorities. Products such as motor fuels, fuel additives, lubricating oils,
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Port of Calais Opens New Freight Truck Facilities to Increase Security

  Port of Calais has opened its new, smart reception zone for trucks, therefore creating a safer passage to Dover. At present security is the considerably matter for drivers with freight companies and industry associations calling for more to be done by the relevant authorities on either side of the border to protect UK-bound lorries. As said by the Port of Calais the new
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Self-Driving Trucks will Affect Logistics Industry

The Supply Chain Industry is one of the trailblazers when it comes to technology. No wonder we can forecast how self driving vehicles will affect the Supply Chain. The most obvious benefit is lower costs due to fewer truck drivers. But there are other advantages that improve efficiency and can lower the cost by as much as 40% per kilometre! Self-driving trucks reduce driver
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Iran to Hold Potential for Freight Firms

With its Nuclear Agreement, Iran is about to open up for international economy. This is good news not only for the Iranians, but also for freight firms. The country offers great opportunities for businesses, especially in oil and gas, high-tech and automotive. Logistics benefits from Irans good transport infrastructure and the need to improve their airspace field. But this is not the only area
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Migrant Crisis Causing Trouble for Road Freight

The ongoing migrant crisis is causing more and more problems to freight forwarders. Last week, workers at the Port of Calais went on strike and set off a standstill for two days. They demanded more personnel as they are confronted with increasing numbers of migrants at the port. For now, they suspended their strike and are in negotiations with their management. Also, new border
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Airfreight of the future?

The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is currently studying the feasibility of the FanWing freighter. As a result of a two year European Union project, the study will focus on how the plane would be operated, cost of maintenance and all other costs. If the study is successful, we could see these planes moving short range freight. The FanWing Airfreighter, has a short take off and
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Christmas Business Ho-ho-ours!

Believe it or not, it is that time of year again! We would like to say a great big “thank you!” to all our customers, suppliers and agents who have supported us throughout 2012. We will be closed on Christmas day, Boxing day and New years day, and we will be open as usual in-between the festive season to assist you with your imports and exports.
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Marine Freight Insurance

Marine Freight Insurance will cover your shipments from point of collection to final destination point. It covers the value of your goods and also covers your freight costs.  Premiums are quite low considering the value of your cargo. For a no obligation quote please press the “get a quote” button and send us the details of your shipment, including the invoice value of your goods. We
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Unipac Shipping to the Rescue!

What do you do when your freight forwarder lets you down? Contact Unipac Shipping! We recently took an emergency call in the office; a wedding marquee company had been let down disastrously at the last crucial minute. They had used another forwarder to ship their wedding marquee in from India to the UK. With just a few days to go until the big event
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