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.
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.
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.
Logistics UK member FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has boosted its air network capacity within Europe with the addition of three new flights and four flight capacity upgrades, adding a total of almost 210,000 kilogrammes of weekly capacity on specific lanes within Europe.
Senior industry delegates who attended the inaugural London and South East Manufacturing, Industrial and Logistics Conference earlier this week (16 November 2021) were rewarded with a packed and topical agenda, covering the image of the industry, decarbonisation, future workspace, and urban and city logistics.
It was exactly one year ago (18 November 2020) that the Prime Minister set out his plan for what he described a “green industrial revolution”, to tackle climate change and transition to a net zero economy.
Frank Dunsmuir, Head of Customs & International Trade,
Digital Trader Services & Fujitsu
Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK
HGV driver training, skills webinar, avoiding traffic disruption in Glasgow, MOT test availability – campaigns and wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team
Global supply chains appear to be creaking at the seams in 2021.
The skills shortage has been a key focus for the logistics industry throughout 2021, not only affecting HGV drivers, but also roles such as warehousing operatives and van drivers.
Logistics UK’s Route to Net Zero webinar received an overwhelmingly positive response from members interested in taking the next steps towards decarbonising their transport operations.
With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in its final days, decarbonisation is a key priority for both the government and the logistics industry.
• Compilation of materials provides unique insight into tyre development sections
• Information Book presents all of Continental’s R&D labs
• Extensive photographic and video material available
Logistics UK member Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership, is to be the first UK supermarket chain to trail a new generation of wireless-charged electric vans.
Mags Simpson joined Logistics UK (then FTA) in 2007 as a Business Development Manager, having previously worked for various FMCG companies including: Nestle, Kellogg’s and Bic.
With the official opening of the COP26 conference in Glasgow just days away, a soon-to-be published Logistics Magazine supplement will encourage logistics businesses to seize the opportunity presented by this historic event.
• Amazon Relay offers carriers the opportunity to reduce empty runs and flexibly use existing capacities.
• Freight carriers have the opportunity to use Amazon Relay to increase their order volume and grow their business.
• Amazon offers a wide range of technologies and services for carriers.
It was almost two and a half years ago that Theresa May, in the final days of her premiership, enshrined in law a commitment for the UK to reach net zero by 2050, making Britain the first major economy to do so.
October has been another incredibly busy month for Logistics UK’s media team, who achieved over 450 pieces of editorial coverage between 29 September and 26 October and creating the opportunity for 145 million people to see Logistics UK and its messages featured in the media.
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.
View Supplements and previous printed editions of Logistics Magazine here.
London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) could be expanded to cover almost the whole of the capital from 29 August 2… https://t.co/5EheymK9Y4
This is positive news for the logistics sector and communities in Kent.
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