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The new weekly, digital-only Logistics Magazine includes the following content:

  • features on transport issues across all modes – road, rail, sea and air
  • interviews with senior people from the government, academia and industry
  • news on the latest transport legislation and public consultations
  • compliance advice section

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Government launches consultation into “vital” UK night flight regime

Last week, the Department for Transport launched a consultation into proposed changes to the current night flight regime at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, London’s three biggest airports.

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Ten police forces join National Highways’ new safety camera trial

A trial of new mobile technology which can automatically detect motorists who are not wearing a seatbelt or who are using mobile phones while driving is being extended, with police across the country taking part.

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TyreSafe urges EV drivers to “take charge” of their safety

TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety organisation, is calling on drivers to "take charge" of their safety by conducting vital tyre checks while waiting for their batteries to charge.

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Why we need a dedicated Minister for Logistics and Supply Chain

Finally, we know that a general election will be held this year.  And with logistics established at the heart of all economic activity in the UK, we are urging the next government to prioritise the appointment of a Minister for Logistics and Supply Chain. David Wells OBE, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, explains why such an appointment is so vital to the UK’s future growth. 

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2024 Last mile challenges: reducing costs

Reducing costs is a critical challenge in the last mile and this remains a top priority for operations and logistics professionals in 2024. In this article we highlight four areas to prioritise when it comes to maintaining control and minimising costs.

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Generation Logistics case study: Adriana Thompson, Graduate Scheme, Wincanton

Before getting stuck into the Wincanton Graduate Scheme, Adriana thought she knew what she wanted to do in logistics.

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A month in the media – February 2024

Logistics UK continued to maintain a high profile in the media during February, with the press office providing comment on a wide variety of issues to ensure its members’ views continue to be represented.

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Scottish Parliament roundtable on logistics decarbonisation

Logistics UK held a roundtable on logistics decarbonisation and modal shift in Scotland on 22 February, chaired by Edward Mountain MSP, Convenor of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee. The event was attended by logistics and energy businesses and MSPs: Douglas Lumsden, Brian Whittle and Jamie Halcro Johnston.

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Vauxhall’s Luton plant will manufacture electric vans in UK from 2025

In positive news for the automotive industry, Vauxhall’s owner, Stellantis, has announced that it will begin making electric vans in its Luton factory next year, securing the future of 1,500 UK jobs at the plant.

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London businesses need a freight commissioner, says Logistics UK

The next Mayor of London must appoint a dedicated Freight Commissioner if the capital’s businesses are to maximise their productivity and drive growth for the capital, according to business group Logistics UK.

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Logistics UK reacts to newly published Rail Reform Bill

The Rail Reform Bill was published on Tuesday and Logistics UK’s senior policy advisor Ellis Shelton had a response.

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Port of London Authority launches Net Zero River Plan for Thames

Last Thursday 15 February, the Port of London Authority (PLA) and a coalition of terminal and vessel operators and supporting stakeholders published a plan for a net zero future in a bid to accelerate progress towards decarbonising the Thames.

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Government launches consultation on brownfield land and intervenes on London Plan 

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) launched a consultation on “strengthening planning policy for brownfield development” on 13 February – which closes on 26 March – setting out plans to encourage councils to prioritise housing developments on brownfield land.  

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Take care of your tyres!

The same recurring problems have caused vehicle breakdowns during the months of February and March on National Highways’ motorways and A-roads over the last three years, according to new research from National Highways.

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The safest and most dangerous European countries to drive in 

New research has revealed that the most dangerous European country to drive in is Romania, with Serbia and Bulgaria coming second and third respectively.

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A manifesto for change: Putting logistics first to drive the economy forward

With the government’s stated intention to call a general election later this year, Logistics UK has been working with its membership base – over 21,000 members – to ensure that all political parties are aware of the needs of the logistics sector when finalising their policies.

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Generation Logistics case study: Sunnah Habib, Graduate Scheme, Wincanton

Sunnah came into logistics without really knowing what to expect; she just hoped that the experience would be useful and she could build her confidence and capabilities along the way.

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Zero Emission Van Plan launched

Logistics UK has joined forces with BVRLA, REcharge UK, the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) and The EV Café to create the Zero Emission Van Plan, which launched in Parliament on Tuesday.

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Future-proof your mechanics with Logistic UK’s new EV training courses

Data from Statista indicates that the UK’s electric heavy goods vehicle market is predicted to see a 70% growth by 2026, with more than 2,100 battery-powered vehicles expected to be operational on the nation’s roads.

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Labour will reinstate 2030 ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars

Shadow Roads Minister Bill Esterson has told members of electric vehicle (EV) trade group RECHARGE UK that Labour will restore the 2030 date for the end of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in an effort to rebuild consumer and investor confidence and help encourage people to make the switch to electric.

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News

Logistics Magazine will cover all the latest news on stories breaking in the industry, including developments on COVID-19,  Brexit, Clean Air Zones, transport law and decarbonisation.

News

Features

Our frequent features will tackle the broader issues affecting logistics such as the COVID-19 vaccination programme, technology and innovation, the political and economic landscape, global trade and the drive to reduce emissions across all transport modes.

Features

Compliance

Each month we explore a different topic in depth in our popular Compliance section, while each week we will publish answers put to our Member Advice Centre team.

Compliance

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