Notice of Logistics UK's Annual General Meeting 2022
As part of Women’s History Month, Logistics Magazine caught up with Valentina Schiavoni, Supply Chain Manager at Brown-Forman, one of the world’s largest spirits and wine businesses and home to Jack Daniel’s and other well-known drinks brands.
In November 2021, the government set out its Integrated Rail Plan (IRP), its £96 billion strategy to transform the rail network in the North and Midlands.
Since the introduction of electric vehicles and their increasing shift into the mainstream market, fleet operators’ primary considerations when selecting the appropriate light commercial vehicles (LCV) have changed.
Designer and manufacturer of zero-emission vans, First Hydrogen, recently reported on the progress of its two demonstrator Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) vehicles as part of its partnerships with Ballard Power Systems Inc. and AVL Powertrain UK Limited.
Global supply chains, already under pressure as they recover from more than two years of COVID-19 disruption, are now being tested to the limit as the war in Ukraine is disrupting key markets and interconnected global supply chains.
The logistics sector is currently facing a profound set of challenges – Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, an acute driver shortage, and now a spike in fuel prices.
The government set up a new office last week (10 March 2022) dedicated to pioneering new technology that could make journeys by sea as carbon neutral as they were hundreds of years ago.
Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK
Rising air freight costs, reduced air capacity and the war in Ukraine are seriously impacting on the ability of the international air cargo sector – already hit hard by the pandemic – to transport goods to their intended destinations.
The race to decarbonise the heavier end of the logistics fleet has assumed a greater urgency since the publication of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan last summer.
Continental has unveiled the next generation of the ContiConnect tyre management system – ContiConnect 2.0.
Whilst not wanting to point out the obvious, it’s challenging times for independently run road haulage businesses.
Logistics UK hosted its second skills webinar last week (2 March 2022), which was run in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Education (DfE), to help signpost members to potential solutions to their recruitment challenges.
Thames Freeport is reporting sky-high demand from businesses wanting to relocate to its investment zone, potentially transforming the economic fortunes of the Thames Estuary in the 2020s.
To help logistics businesses meet the challenges of climate change - one of the most pressing issues facing the global community - Logistics UK launched its Route to Net Zero commitment in summer 2021, to encourage its members to pledge to decarbonise their operations as quickly and effectively as possible.
Planning and logistics
Earlier this week (28 February 2022), Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) was launched in Oxford.
With its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 – five years ahead of the rest of the UK – the Scottish Government can, with some justification, be described as a leader in setting climate change targets.
Qualified forklift drivers are becoming harder to find, according to Logistics UK’s recent Skills and Employment Update.
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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.
Logistics UK is pleased to hear that @transportgovuk and the Kent Resilience Forum has listened to our calls for dr… https://t.co/5he1Y4UQE3
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