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.
Before getting stuck into the Wincanton Graduate Scheme, Adriana thought she knew what she wanted to do in logistics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week Logistics Magazine sat down with Thomas Hudd, National Technical Manager at NBRA and VBRA Commercial, to talk about the new Elite Truck standard that has the potential to change the freight industry for the better.
With ongoing attacks in the Red Sea and the safety of sea-faring crews being paramount, shipping lines are being forced to detour and divert around the Cape of Good Hope, causing significant disruption to supply chains.
Looking back on our career expectations, it often feels as if the advice we were given at school has no relevance to the opportunities we eventually end up pursuing - so no career is worth discounting! That’s something Jessica, a Senior Customs Process Administrator, proves in droves.
At GPS Marine we first became aware of the movement towards the maritime sector being encouraged to drastically improve its environmental performance in early 2019, as a result of attending a series of workshops organised by Port of London Authority pursuant to the launch of its clean air strategy.
The logistics sector is embracing the decarbonisation agenda and is committed to playing its part to help the UK achieve net zero. However, a significant challenge remains around the energy infrastructure required to support a fair transition.
Some people enjoy routine: the same tasks and challenges, learnt and overcome. But for Betsy Porter, a rewarding career is one in which diversity pops up on a daily basis.
Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, which enforcement officers and Traffic Commissioners (TC) refer to for in-service standards, there is a legal requirement for the owner and driver of any motor vehicle and/or trailer to ensure that their load, passenger(s) and the vehicle itself is in the right condition and will not cause any danger either to the operator or someone else.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published two calls for evidence outcomes relating to MOT testing.
There aren’t many career choices that can match logistics for breadth of experience and opportunity. That’s certainly been Esther’s experience, who joined DFDS after graduation as a management trainee.
The world’s first road-based energy recovery system is set to launch to the UK market to help drive the net zero agenda, following an introductory event taking place in Leeds this month.
Sometimes people find a career in logistics by searching for a job that perfectly fits their skills and ambitions. And sometimes, a career in logistics just finds them. For Callum, it was the latter.
Logistics has maintained a high profile in the media during January, with the Logistics UK press office providing comment on a variety of issues to ensure its members’ views continue to be represented.
An accountant and engineer by training, David Wells joined Logistics UK as Finance Director in 2009 and was appointed as CEO of the business group in 2015.
Finding the right graduate placement can be a difficult task, which is something Freddie knows all too well.
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.
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.
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.
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