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Rail and air: making the connection

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.

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On-the-road power plant: VARTA® ProMotive AGM truck battery by Clarios gets drivers warmly and reliably through the winter

* 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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Don’t delay, get control of customs

With the end of the transition period for import customs checks from the EU fast approaching, businesses need to be aware of the new procedures to make sure everything goes smoothly when they want to bring goods into the UK.

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Short Straits – how resilient is the UK’s most important trade route?

Measuring just 21 miles at its narrowest point, the Short Straits between the Kent coast and northern France is by far the shortest distance between the UK and the European Continent.

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Month in the media – November 2021   

November has been another incredibly busy month for Logistics UK’s media team, who achieved 515 pieces of editorial coverage between 27 October and 23 November and created the opportunity for 1.7 million people to see Logistics UK and its messages featured in the media. 

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FedEx Express boosts air freight capacity ahead of peak season

Logistics UK member FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has boosted its air network capacity within Europe with the addition of three new flights and four flight capacity upgrades, adding a total of almost 210,000 kilogrammes of weekly capacity on specific lanes within Europe.

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Last Mile Conference delegates urged to change their perceptions about logistics

Senior industry delegates who attended the inaugural London and South East Manufacturing, Industrial and Logistics Conference earlier this week (16 November 2021) were rewarded with a packed and topical agenda, covering the image of the industry, decarbonisation, future workspace, and urban and city logistics.

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COP26: government confirms phase out dates for new diesel HGVs

It was exactly one year ago (18 November 2020) that the Prime Minister set out his plan for what he described a “green industrial revolution”, to tackle climate change and transition to a net zero economy.

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Is a skills crisis limiting Britain’s trade?

Frank Dunsmuir, Head of Customs & International Trade, Digital Trader Services & Fujitsu

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Driving the economy: what is the future for lower skilled workers?

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK

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Policy wins and campaign highlights – November 2021

HGV driver training, skills webinar, avoiding traffic disruption in Glasgow, MOT test availability – campaigns and wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team

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Shipping disruption – is it time to reform the just-in-time model?

Global supply chains appear to be creaking at the seams in 2021.

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Vans – what will the next generation hold?

The skills shortage has been a key focus for the logistics industry throughout 2021, not only affecting HGV drivers, but also roles such as warehousing operatives and van drivers.

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COP26: Logistics UK’s Route to Net Zero webinar well received by industry

Logistics UK’s Route to Net Zero webinar received an overwhelmingly positive response from members interested in taking the next steps towards decarbonising their transport operations.

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Decarbonising the road sector

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in its final days, decarbonisation is a key priority for both the government and the logistics industry.

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Tyres – a high-tech product: Continental goes behind the scenes at its development labs

• Compilation of materials provides unique insight into tyre development sections • Information Book presents all of Continental’s R&D labs • Extensive photographic and video material available

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The future of Waitrose’s van fleet is wireless

Logistics UK member Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership, is to be the first UK supermarket chain to trail a new generation of wireless-charged electric vans.

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In profile: Mags Simpson, Head of Policy Engagement, Logistics UK

Mags Simpson joined Logistics UK (then FTA) in 2007 as a Business Development Manager, having previously worked for various FMCG companies including: Nestle, Kellogg’s and Bic.

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COP26 supplement to inspire industry to seize an historic opportunity

With the official opening of the COP26 conference in Glasgow just days away, a soon-to-be published Logistics Magazine supplement will encourage logistics businesses to seize the opportunity presented by this historic event.

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Freight, simplified: Amazon Relay

• Amazon Relay offers carriers the opportunity to reduce empty runs and flexibly use existing capacities. • Freight carriers have the opportunity to use Amazon Relay to increase their order volume and grow their business. • Amazon offers a wide range of technologies and services for carriers.

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