April 26 - The UK's leading event for the freight transport and logistics industry, Multimodal 2012, takes place next week at the NEC in Birmingham May 1-3.

Now in its fifth year, the event goes from strength to strength, and HLPFI will once again be present with a booth. Do stop by and meet the team if you are planning to attend the show.

This year the event welcomes over 55 new exhibitors from all modes of the transport chain, bringing the total number of companies with booths at the event to over 200.

In addition, Multimodal will feature a whole array of seminars, workshops, trade briefings, networking occasions and features; all of which are free-of-charge to visitors.

Exhibitors range from ports, shipping lines, rail operators, airlines, road hauliers and logistics providers through to equipment suppliers, technical and IT support providers, academic institutions, trade associations and government bodies. Visitors are drawn from the ranks of major shippers, retailers and industry.