With its reliance on carbon-emitting kerosene jet fuel, aviation has long been regarded as one of the hardest parts of the transport sector to decarbonise and arguably represents one of the biggest challenges for the global economy.
Operation Brock and cross-Channel delays – particularly during the busy Easter period – roadside facilities, the skills shortage, decarbonisation and the Ukraine crisis have all featured prominently in the headlines over the past month, and Logistics UK’s media team has been working hard to ensure the views of members are heard on these issues and others.
The logistics industry has faced much disruption in recent years, with events such as Brexit, COVID-19, the HGV driver shortage and the war in Ukraine impacting all modes of freight transport.
Connectivity, artificial intelligence and telematics are all set to be big for vehicle technology and safety in the future. Peter Squire, Managing Director of Brigade Electronics UK, shares his thoughts.
With just three weeks to go until Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference, more and more industry professionals are registering to attend the free event.
Seamus Leheny, Policy Manager – Northern Ireland
Logistics UK has welcomed the British Energy Security Strategy, published earlier this month (6 April 2022) by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Rail can form an important part of a logistics journey – it is reliable and has lower emissions for longer distances.
Highlights of campaigns currently being run by Logistics UK's policy team.
Logistics UK’s popular Van Driver of the Year contest will now take place during the first day of the free-to-attend ITT Hub event at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on 11 May 2022.
With road haulage profit margins rarely topping three per cent, fuel costs remain a significant area of concern for operators.
With revolutionary developments such as autonomous vehicles and fuel cell technology looming on the near horizon, vehicle technology is evolving at a rate of knots and fleet engineers must ensure they keep pace with the industry.
Following its successful launch year, the second instalment of Innovation and Technology in Transport Hub (ITT Hub) will bring the future of transport innovation to life across two days of knowledge sharing, networking and product launches.
Wins recently achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.
The shortage of HGV drivers topped the news agenda in 2021.
Fuel is the single biggest cost for most road transport operators.
In just five short weeks, ITT Hub will be returning to Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, following its successful debut last year as the largest show of its kind in a generation.
Modern cold chain distribution systems rely on the use of temperature-controlled transport (TCT) to move food, vaccines, medicines and other perishable goods safely, efficiently and legally.
Richard Tucker, Business Development Director, Quincus
Cost of fuel and skills shortage top the March news agenda
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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