Wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team.
Driverless vehicles have long been a staple topic of discussions concerned with the future of transport.
Taken in the round, 2021 could be described as a positive year for rail freight.
Britishvolt, a firm planning the mass production of electric car batteries in the UK, has secured government funding understood to be worth in the region of £100 million to build its first full-scale electric vehicle gigaplant in Northumberland, on the site of the former Blyth Power Station.
With the UK logistics industry feeling the effects of both a post-Brexit shortfall in self-employed drivers and the ongoing after-effects of the pandemic, companies are facing more pressure to retain their talent to meet the demand from the supply chain.
Imagine driving an HGV in a platoon formation along a motorway, knowing that your vehicle’s ability to communicate was neatly stored inside the lanterns of the street lighting lining the road.
The UK’s first demonstration of zero-emission marine technology was announced by a consortium of partners in the Tees Valley last week (19 January 2021).
The skills shortage and changes to border controls have featured prominently in the news over the past two months, and Logistics UK’s media team has achieved 952 pieces of editorial coverage between 24 November 2021 and 25 January 2022 on these subjects and others, creating the opportunity for 177 million people to see Logistics UK and its messages.
Vans play a crucial role in the UK economy, not only in delivering goods to the nation, but also as vital tools to keep our services and utilities running.
Logistics UK member PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport and one of the largest port groups in the UK, has partnered with Middlesbrough-based charity Recovery Connections, a Lived Experience Recovery Organisation (LERO), to offer well-being guidance for its employees nationwide.
Transport professionals interested in stealing a glimpse at the future direction of their industry are being urged to register for the free-to-attend ITT Hub conference and exhibition on 11 and 12 May 2022.
Transport for the North (TfN) launched a consultation on its Freight and Logistics Strategy for the North of England earlier this month (4 January 2022).
Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK
National Highways (formerly Highways England) is trialling an innovative taper system called SwiftGate, which will be able to close off live lanes in just five minutes.
Beverley Wise, Regional Director for Webfleet Solutions UKI
Andrew Stephenson MP, the Minister of State for Transport responsible for HS2, has committed to powering Britain’s new high-speed trains with zero carbon energy from their first day of operation to support the government’s goal to make HS2 net zero from 2035.
A focus on recent campaigning activity by the Logistics UK policy team
In less than eight years' time you will not be able to buy a new petrol or diesel car or van in the UK, with the exception of hybrid vehicles with significant zero emission capability.
For logistics, 2021 was a year dominated by labour shortages, the need to decarbonise and COVID-19 restrictions, according to David Wells OBE, Chief Executive of Logistics UK, one of Britain’s biggest business groups.
Tesco, a longstanding Logistics UK member, is powering into the new year by launching the UK’s first commercially used fully electric heavy freight articulated trucks.
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.
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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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