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Original Equipment Manufacturers make the VARTA ProMotive AGM their first choice

Clarios, the global market leader in advanced energy storage solutions, has a long history of working with vehicle manufacturers to develop best-in-class batteries.

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Set for take-off: industry ‘call for action’ to secure a vibrant future for UK air freight

A landmark ‘call for action’ setting out 11 key recommendations for the UK to facilitate the sustainable growth of its economically-vital air freight industry was presented to the government by Aberdeen Standard Investment’s AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) and Logistics UK last week (15 June 2021).

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Government trialling Emergency Alerts warning service

The government is trialling a new warning alert service, which will send an alert direct to people’s mobile phones where there is a risk to life, such as a flood or terror attack, ahead of its planned UK-wide rollout.

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Great British Railways: a new start for rail freight?

In May 2021, the government released its long-awaited white paper, Great British Railways: Williams-Shapps plan for rail, which sets out its plans to transform GB’s railways.

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More testing times ahead – new ATF applications to be considered

Logistics UK has welcomed the government’s recommendation that more Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) should be allowed to open to help address the current testing capacity crunch in many parts of the UK.

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Farnborough International to acquire major trade event ITT Hub from Binswood Media

Farnborough International is diversifying into the automotive sector, with plans to acquire Innovation and Technology in Transport – ITT Hub from Binswood Media.

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The digital route to tackling the last mile

Beverley Wise, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Webfleet Solutions – A Bridgestone Company, looks at how telematics can help businesses deliver greener, faster and more affordably.

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Identifying the challenge, seizing the opportunity

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK

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Van Driver of the Year – last call for entries!

Logistics UK is issuing a last call for entries to its popular Driver of the Year competition – sponsored by the AA, Bott Ltd, Brigade Electronics, Hertz, Lex Autolease, Quartix and TVL – before entries close on the 11 June 2021.

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Policy Campaign Spotlight – June 2021

Recent campaign highlights from Logistics UK's policy team.

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Logistics sector faces vast challenges in global rollout of COVID-19 vaccine

With 443 million people across the world now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it is no exaggeration to say that the distribution of these lifesaving vaccines has been a monumental success story for the logistics sector.

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In profile: Graeme Cooper, Head of Future Markets, National Grid

Although a civil engineer by training, Graeme Cooper’s career to date can be neatly divided into two disruptive industries: telecoms and energy.

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Importing from the EU after Brexit

If you are one of the many businesses that import EU goods to the UK, import procedures have changed post-Brexit.

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Shipping capacity crunch is hindering economic recovery prospects, review reveals

A container shipping industry with little or no capacity is setting limits on what international trade can contribute to post-pandemic recovery, according to the latest Container Shipping Market Quarterly Review issued by the Global Shippers’ Forum and MDS Transmodal last week (3 June 2021).

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Raising the fleet safety bar

Beverley Wise, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Webfleet Solutions, explores how the latest telematics solutions can help fleets manage road risk.

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Policy wins – June 2021

Wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team.

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Oxfordshire Council prepares for the smart transport revolution

Oxfordshire County Council has partnered with Alchera Technologies to deliver a £500,000 project, which will put in place a system fit for the introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles as well as electric vehicles and other new transport options.

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Air cargo industry up in the air

When the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP confirmed last month that international travel could resume from 17 May, just 12 countries and territories were named on the government’s ‘green list’.

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Battle bus spreads sustainability message to British businesses

Andrew Griffith MP, UK Net Zero Business Champion, and Lord Redesdale will inaugurate the UK’s first fully electric ‘Carbon Battle Bus’ next Wednesday (9 June 2021) at Old Palace Yard in Westminster, London.

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Shortage of HGV drivers places business recovery at risk, Logistics Report 2021 shows

The recruitment of drivers is an ‘extreme barrier’ to the recovery of close to one in ten logistics businesses (9.8%), according to Logistics Report 2021 published last week (21 May 2021).

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