Whether trying to save a precious vehicle or shipping parts, damaged cars are important cargo. Here’s what you need to know!Read More
The sudden appearance of new aluminium and steel tariffs in 2018 has led to numerous controversies and disagreements in the car-trading sector. Companies have been trying hard to keep sales at the same levels, but global trade has inevitably been affected. What do the tariffs mean for automotive logistics businesses in the UK?Read More
There are two transportation methods to choose from when shipping vehicles around the globe using maritime freight: RORO (Roll On – Roll Off) and containerised shipping. Both methods have been in place for decades, which suggests that they work well to suit a variety of needs and situations. However, there are important differences between RORO and containerised shipping, as well as pros and cons associated with each method. Let’s take a brief look.
At Trans-Rak we have been at the forefront of the automotive transportation industry for almost two decades. During this time, our priority has always been creating innovative solutions that address the key concerns of vehicle logistics businesses, namely cost effectiveness and risk minimisation.
Are you curious about how the ‘belt and road’ initiative will affect your business? The landscape of global infrastructure is changing, so this important momentum is changing the dynamics for everyone. Here’s what you need to know.Read More
When it comes to shipping, there are many different cost variables. Usually, a broker will handle all of the minutiae and offer the best deal. However, it can help to know what goes on behind the scenes. Let’s take a look!Read More
The Covid 19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the global car manufacturing industry. With so many supply chains dependent on Chinese manufacturers, the sector was feeling the pinch as far back as January, before most of the world had even woken up to the threat posed by the virus. Since then, and especially over the past three months, shutdowns across Europe, India, the UK, and the USA have forced many factories to close or reduce production, and have played havoc with global transportation routes.Read More
We have some good news here at Trans Rak: Our R-Rak features in this great story of vehicle manufacturer Dongfeng’s impressive shipment from China to Europe.
As lockdown remains in place in many countries worldwide, those involved in international vehicle shipping to all corners of the world have had to think outside the box (no pun intended). Despite logistical problems in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent interrupted supply chain, this shipment made it to its destination on time, with help from our secure car racking, the R-Rak.
Another example of how far containerised shipping can come, this successful case shows how the R-Rak assists in delivering a large shipment in a very short time.
Electric vehicles (EV) are the wave of the future. Worldwide outcry over the detrimental effects on health and the environment of Nitrogen Oxide (NO2), Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Particulate Matter (PM), especially from diesel vehicles, has led to a new generation of hybrid and fully electric vehicles. These energy efficient, green vehicles are good news for consumers, being cheaper to run than fossil fuel driven cars, and great news for city planners struggling to control air pollution in urban centres.Read More
When transporting rally cars from one location to another, safety, cost effectiveness, and speed are top priorities. Rally cars can be transported by road, air, or sea, and each method has its pros and cons. Road transport may be cost effective, but it’s time consuming and entails added risks for the vehicle. Air freight can get rally cars from A to B safely and in a record amount of time, but the costs are high and in most cases, it’s only an option if you’re moving one vehicle at the time.