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Supply chain sustainability and resilience a key focus for Multimodal 2022

Set against the backdrop of Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, a rapidly changing climate, rising inflation and now the war in Ukraine, securing the sustainability and resilience of global supply chains has never been more important for world trade.


To look under the bonnet of this key theme in more depth, Logistics UK has teamed up with Multimodal to produce a three-day series of panel discussions and speeches from industry experts. Taking place between 14 and 16 June at the NEC, Birmingham, the event has a focus on harnessing the power of people, technology, and innovation, the programme will examine how businesses can protect their operations against present and future threats, while embracing new opportunities.

“Mankind’s reliance on fossil fuels to power global and regional economies poses a real risk to the future of our planet and sustainability of logistics operations,” said David Wells OBE, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, “Logistics UK is determined to work with its members, government, and other stakeholders to transition the industry to net zero emissions effectively, and at pace.”


In 2021, Logistics UK launched its Route to Net Zero commitment, asking its members to pledge to decarbonise their operations as quickly and as effectively as possible to help speed up the UK’s path to net zero by 2050.

“While Logistics UK’s members are committed to decarbonising their operations, action from members and the wider logistics industry will go only so far,” Wells said, “To achieve net zero, industry needs the right technologies and vehicles that are viable commercially, with the right supporting infrastructure, fiscal incentives and government policies.”


In addition to three dedicated sessions exploring the challenges and opportunities of decarbonisation, Logistics UK’s track at Multimodal includes panel discussions on international global trade, the logistics property market, making transport and industry an attractive choice, integrated logistics, and David Wells’ keynote session: Logistics Report 2022: the resilience of our sector across all modes. Due to be published in May 2022, Logistics UK’s latest Logistics Report contains data from a wide range of national and international sources including government departments, NGOs and industry bodies across rail, road, air and sea and includes bespoke analysis commissioned by Logistics UK on business costs, business sentiment and the challenges facing the industry.  

“While there is no doubt that the past few years have posed monumental challenges to logistics, the industry has proven itself to be resilient and adaptable,” Wells said, “Against all odds, businesses have kept supply chains operational, and I have no doubt that this will continue into 2022 and beyond. In the meantime, Logistics UK’s programme at Multimodal provides the ideal opportunity for businesses to arm themselves with the knowledge they need to weather any storms ahead.”   

To view the programme at Multimodal please visit the link below.


Published On: 05/05/2022 16:00:01


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