The transition team responsible for creating Great British Railways – the new public body that will run and plan the rail network – took its first steps towards providing clear, long-term plans for transforming the railways shortly before Christmas with the launch of an eight-week call for evidence to support a 30-year, Whole Industry Strategic Plan and a better, simpler railway.
Wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team.
Highlights of top wins achieved by Logistics UK's policy team in 2021.
Logistics UK member PD Ports has unveiled its latest investment at Groveport on the River Trent – a £0.5 million warehouse facility that will boost trade efficiencies and reduce costs for port customers as part of a long-term plan to continue growing business on the Humber.
Regardless of industry, companies are always looking for ways in which they can improve efficiency and help their workforce to get the very best results.
Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK
Logistics UK has announced the winners of its 2021 Logistics Awards, following the celebratory gala dinner held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Thursday 9 December 2021, with entertainment provided by talented stand-up comedian Ed Gamble.
At the end of November, Logistics UK and members of the Innovation Working Group travelled to Millbrook Proving Ground to a one-day event looking at how automated and connected technologies may help shape the future of freight and logistics.
Planning budgets and paying for fuel in a logistics fleet requires the ability to be both near- and far-sighted.
Highlights of recent campaigns run by Logistics UK's policy team.
Responsible for managing more than 200 drivers, Mick Tucker is someone who has experienced the HGV driver shortage at first hand.
A mixed picture of recruitment challenges, rising retail sales and a flat business outlook were revealed by the latest Logistics Performance Tracker from Logistics UK.
2021 has been another crucial year for van operators, with high demand for home deliveries driven by the pandemic’s ‘work from home’ directives, as well as increasing pressure to decarbonise fleets, highlighted by the publication of the government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan in July this year.
For bulk haulier G. Webb, the rollout of ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect Yard has unquestionably seen tyre reliability increase and maintenance costs significantly drop.
The future economic growth of the UK is dependent in large part to the level of transport connectivity between the four home nations, according to Sir Peter Hendy, Network Rail chief and independent Chair of the recently published Union Connectivity Review.
Wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team
Senior industry representatives from the logistics, energy and bus and coach sectors gathered at Farnborough International’s Exhibition and Conference Centre last week (24 November 2021), to explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the transport industry.
Leading UK rail freight operator and Logistics UK member Freightliner is supporting the development of Gd45 powered by Shell GTL Fuel, a new lower emission fuel, and will be the first to use the product for operational trials on some of its diesel-powered services in support of its commitment to enhancing the environmental benefits of rail-freight transportation.
With transport responsible for 27% of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2019 and road transport accounting for almost 90% of domestic transport emissions, maximising the use of other transport modes like rail (which is responsible for just 1.4% of GHG emissions) in logistics is essential for the UK to reach its decarbonisation goals.
* VARTA ProMotive AGM sets new standards in terms of reliability and durability
* Fewer flat batteries even at low sub-zero temperatures
* Tested in action by a fleet in Sweden
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