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Air freight decarbonisation takes off

Of all the transport modes, aviation has long been recognised as the most difficult to decarbonise. As commercial aircraft generally depend on expensive jet fuel to power their engines, it comes as little surprise that domestic and international aviation accounted for a sizeable 8% of UK CO2 emissions in 2019.

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Month in the media

The past month has been another extraordinary one for Logistics UK’s media team, which has secured impressive media coverage for the organisation and our members right around the globe, as far afield as Canada, UAE, Australia and Japan, as well as across the UK.

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Bathroom brand impresses with route planning system

The team at the online bathroom retailer VictoriaPlum.com Ltd was celebrating last year, following its win in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category, sponsored by Siemens Financial Services, at the Logistics Awards 2019. The team from the well-known bathroom brand accepted their trophy from comedian Ed Byrne at the awards ceremony, held in Central London on 24 October 2019.

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Freeports – a game-changer for UK maritime and trade?

As the end of the Brexit transition period looms large on the horizon, the plan to establish at least 10 Freeports in the UK has been attracting growing interest from businesses, particularly those whose activities include trading goods between the UK and overseas markets.

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Celebrating 40 years of Logistics UK Training

It was the beginning of a decade which marked the growth of consumerism and the decline of heavy industry. Margaret Thatcher, the UK’s first woman Prime Minister, had won a landslide General Election just months earlier. Two popular cars were launched: Ford’s Mark 3 Escort and British Leyland’s Austin Metro.

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Transport Focus reports shows England's motorways fail to satisfy the business needs of logistics

England’s Strategic Road Network, composed of motorways and major ‘A’ roads, fails to satisfy even half of businesses which operate HGV fleets, according to a recent survey from independent watchdog Transport Focus.

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John Lewis Partnership is cooking on gas!

The LERS Awards celebrate the efforts that members of the scheme are making to reduce emissions from their road freight operations, and publicly recognise those companies going above and beyond to mitigate their environmental impact.

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In profile: Richard Christian, Head of Policy and Communications, Port of Dover

Over the course of two decades, Richard Christian has got used to being a public face of the Port of Dover, the UK’s largest ro-ro port. Beginning work as a Planning Officer in 2000, he has held a variety of roles across corporate affairs, policy, media and communications, but they have always had a public aspect.

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Future Logistics Conference to be chaired by former TfL chief

Logistics UK's Future Logistics Conference, to be held online on 13 November 2020, will be chaired by Leon Daniels OBE, the former Managing Director of Transport for London.

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Steep falls in commercial vehicle production

The production of commercial vehicles fell by a staggering 11.5% in August, with fewer than 5,000 vans, trucks, buses and taxis rolling off production lines, according to figures recently released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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Choosing the right tyre helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

• 17 billion kilometres covered by trucks and vans from customers returning goods • One in four trucks is carrying returns from distance selling businesses

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Will 2021 mark the dawn of driverless vehicles?

Incredible as it may seem, the sight of vehicles driving themselves along Britain’s motorways may become a common one in the very near future.

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In profile: Aaron Thomas, Managing Director and Co-founder, TRAILAR

Today he heads a highly innovative business that helps transport operators slash their emissions by fitting solar mats to the roofs of commercial vehicles. But Aaron Thomas hasn’t always been a green transport pioneer.

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Dutch logistics prepares to deliver a massive COVID-19 vaccination programme

The Dutch logistics sector stands ready to organise a huge shipment of vaccines at the beginning of next year, according to a recent round table hosted by the NFIA (Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency).

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Van security; a potential threat

Vans are an essential asset for businesses, with more than four million of them currently on Britain’s roads. It is therefore crucial for businesses to understand van security and how to minimise the risk of potentially costly vehicle thefts.

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In profile: David Wells, Chief Executive, Logistics UK

Logistics Magazine talks to David Wells, Chief Executive of Logistics UK, about his decade in the industry, the challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 and the outlook for the sector.

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HS2 promises to free up space for rail freight

It has been billed as the largest infrastructure project in Europe and comes with an eye-watering price tag to match – more than £100 billion by some estimates. But will HS2 help the logistics industry by freeing up capacity for freight on the existing rail lines between the capital, the Midlands and the North of England?

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Logistics leaders surprisingly optimistic about the outlook for the sector

A qualitative survey of 100 senior logistics professionals, including chief executives and finance directors of major 3PLs and freight forwarders, reveals that a majority of respondents are optimistic about the future.

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Logistics is the name of the game

LOGISTICS PARTNER OF THE YEAR – THE VERY ENTERPRISING COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY (VECIC)

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Scotland looks to green hydrogen to help it along its journey to zero emissions

Scotland is looking towards investing in hydrogen infrastructure to deliver its zero-emission transport and cleaner air strategy. Following the lead of Aberdeen’s Kittybrewster hydrogen refuelling station, Europe’s largest, regions across Scotland are now looking towards large-scale hydrogen infrastructure, powered by renewables.

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