As the automotive industry makes the great shift to electric vehicles - or so the meteoric rise of Tesla and NIO in 2020 would have us believe - logistics businesses are finding themselves with a transportation headache. Traditional RoRo shipping simply doesn’t work for these vehicles, but why? And will it ever change?Read More
Traditional wooden racking systems did little to improve the PR of containerised vehicle transport, due to their high instances of collapse and damage to vehicles in transit.Read More
An unsecured car in a shipping container risks being thrown about like a glass jar inside a shoebox, with similarly damaging results. This is why it is so important to use efficient, robust, and secure car racking when transporting your vehicles by shipping container.Read More
Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the carbon footprints of their supply chains. This is a challenge for car manufacturers and sellers, as vehicle manufacturing is a truly global enterprise. Shipping is one of the biggest global contributors to CO2 and NO2 emissions. Is there a way of transporting a fleet of cars responsibly?Read More
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