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Covering the whole of the logistics industry and supply chain, Logistics Magazine tackles the big strategic issues facing the industry – decarbonisation, innovation and automation – as well as the compliance issues so critical to the safety of all transport operations.

 

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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Union Connectivity Review – Logistics UK’s reaction

Ambitious solutions to improving connectivity between the four nations of the United Kingdom recommended in the Union Connectivity Review published last Friday (26 November 2021), have been broadly welcomed by Logistics UK.

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Ask the MAC – December 2021

Discover the answers to questions put to Logistics UK's Member Advice Centre

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Continental Digital Solutions boosts safety and cuts costs for G. Webb

For bulk haulier G. Webb, the rollout of ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect Yard has unquestionably seen tyre reliability increase and maintenance costs significantly drop.

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Connectivity challenge: Union Connectivity Review makes ambitious proposals to revolutionise transport connectivity in the UK

The future economic growth of the UK is dependent in large part to the level of transport connectivity between the four home nations, according to Sir Peter Hendy, Network Rail chief and independent Chair of the recently published Union Connectivity Review.

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Policy wins – December 2021

Wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team

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Stricter rules on mobile phone use while driving expected next year

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) recent announcement that laws surrounding the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving will be strengthened, is expected to come into force next year.

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ITT Hub’s one-day conference urges industry to ‘act now’ on strategies to reach net zero

Senior industry representatives from the logistics, energy and bus and coach sectors gathered at Farnborough International’s Exhibition and Conference Centre last week (24 November 2021), to explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the transport industry.

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Low-emission fuel helps Freightliner take further steps towards net zero

Leading UK rail freight operator and Logistics UK member Freightliner is supporting the development of Gd45 powered by Shell GTL Fuel, a new lower emission fuel, and will be the first to use the product for operational trials on some of its diesel-powered services in support of its commitment to enhancing the environmental benefits of rail-freight transportation.

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Logistics UK’s Welsh logistics lunch a sell-out success

After facing a particularly challenging year, Welsh logistics businesses took time out last week to celebrate the sector’s achievements over the past 12 months, with more than 200 of the industry’s leading names gathering at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel on 26 November 2021 for the sell-out Logistics UK annual Welsh Lunch.

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Legislation update – December 2021

Keep up to date with the latest government consultations, recently closed consultations and key announcements.

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Van operators receive clarity over operator licensing fees

As previously reported in Logistics Magazine, the operator licensing regime will extend to selected vans from May 2022.

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Rail and air: making the connection

With transport responsible for 27% of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2019 and road transport accounting for almost 90% of domestic transport emissions, maximising the use of other transport modes like rail (which is responsible for just 1.4% of GHG emissions) in logistics is essential for the UK to reach its decarbonisation goals.

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On-the-road power plant: VARTA® ProMotive AGM truck battery by Clarios gets drivers warmly and reliably through the winter

* VARTA ProMotive AGM sets new standards in terms of reliability and durability * Fewer flat batteries even at low sub-zero temperatures * Tested in action by a fleet in Sweden

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Don’t delay, get control of customs

With the end of the transition period for import customs checks from the EU fast approaching, businesses need to be aware of the new procedures to make sure everything goes smoothly when they want to bring goods into the UK.

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Logistics UK gives evidence at Transport Select Committee

The road freight supply chain is facing many challenges and opportunities, including the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers, a patchwork of local urban regulations, and the need to decarbonise operations efficiently, Logistics UK told the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry at the House of Commons into the road freight supply chain yesterday (24 November 2021).

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Government rail package a hit and a miss, says Logistics UK

The government’s Integrated Rail Plan, announced last week (18 November 2021), which includes the removal of the proposed eastern leg of HS2, represents a missed opportunity to enhance the efficiency of supply chains in the North and Midlands, according to Logistics UK.

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Short Straits – how resilient is the UK’s most important trade route?

Measuring just 21 miles at its narrowest point, the Short Straits between the Kent coast and northern France is by far the shortest distance between the UK and the European Continent.

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Month in the media – November 2021   

November has been another incredibly busy month for Logistics UK’s media team, who achieved 515 pieces of editorial coverage between 27 October and 23 November and created the opportunity for 1.7 million people to see Logistics UK and its messages featured in the media. 

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Electric charge point regulation is a vital step forward, says Logistics UK

The announcement that building regulations have been altered to require new buildings to be fitted with electric vehicle charge points marks significant progress in the nation’s efforts to decarbonise transport, Logistics UK has said.

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Logistics UK’s driver shortage campaign shows impressive results

Logistics UK’s concerted campaign for greater government action on the nationwide driver shortage is paying dividends, with a string of government announcements and assurances.

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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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