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Our features section tackles the broader issues affecting logistics, such as the political and economic landscape, COVID-19, Brexit, automation and global trade.

Training for today’s logistics industry is critical no matter your role, says Logistics UK

Logistics is a very complex and versatile industry that continues to support the UK economy and keep our supply chains protected.

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Robert Wynn and Sons Ltd becomes first shipping company to deliver cargo via River Forth to Alloa in over 60 years

The company’s unique heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off barge, Terra Marique, has become the first commercial vessel to transit the River Forth through the iconic Kincardine and Clackmannanshire bridges en route to Alloa.

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Generation Logistics case study: Amy, Innovation Degree Apprentice, CEVA Logistics

Amy didn’t know what she wanted to do when she finished her A levels, or much about logistics. However, now that she’s found her passion she enjoys educating people on just how exciting a career in the industry can prove to be.

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Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) reform – what could it mean for you?

At Logistics UK we are always working for our members. This month Chris Yarsley, Senior Policy Manager for Road Freight Regulation, looks at the proposed post-Brexit reform to DCPC...

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Huge new investment in Danish startup Sentispec helps “champion and showcase the innovation taking place in logistics,” says Logistics UK

Sentispec, a company delivering AI-based logistics solutions to customers in six countries, has received a double-digit million-dollar investment from People Ventures and Founderment, who have identified its potential to transform the logistics industry.

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Modernising the railways is paramount, says Logistics UK

Rail freight is an indispensable part of the logistics industry as it contributes to boosting economic growth, reduces carbon emissions and enhances supply chain reliability. However, as technology continues to advance, it is imperative that rail adapts and implements new infrastructure to ensure the rail sector remains efficient and sustainable.

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Generation Logistics case study: Kaylem, Apprentice Refrigeration Engineer, Marshall Fleet Solutions

Kaylem researched the logistics sector thoroughly before joining Marshall Fleet Solutions to try and understand whether it was viable financially and suited his skillset.

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FORS publishes first edition of ‘FORS Focus on Transport Trends'

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has published a free-to-download guide, entitled 'FORS Focus on Transport Trends: How technology is shaping the fleet safety landscape'.

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Industry strives towards net zero but “will struggle without significant support from government,” says Logistics UK

The logistics sector is fully engaged with the challenge to decarbonise in efforts to reach government's target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Industry and government must work together to recognise there are multiple factors causing supply chain disruption, says Logistics UK

With disruption caused by the pandemic and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine still affecting the efficiency of global trading routes, focus needs to be firmly directed to improving the UK’s supply chains and how best to utilise them.

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Generation Logistics case study: Heather, PR & Communications Apprentice, National Highways

“I was first attracted to PR and communications when I did a work experience placement with Birmingham University in its press office,” Heather begins.

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May campaign highlight - Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Following extensive engagement and a letter to the Prime Minister, Logistics UK has welcomed the government announcement that it is to take a more pragmatic approach to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill.

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Road Transport Expo back with a bang this summer!

This summer’s spectacular trade show Road Transport Expo (RTX) is shaping up to be an unmissable event for anyone that works in the road transport sector.

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How much further can electric take us?

Nationwide, the logistics industry is working tirelessly to achieve net zero emissions and work together with government to ensure our sector can meet the 2050 deadline.

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Flying through the night

On 9 May 2023, Logistics UK submitted its response to the Department for Transport (DfT)’s consultation on night-time noise abatement objectives for the designated airports Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted.

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Generation Logistics case study: Megan, Customer Manager, Network Rail

Even if you study a very specific subject at university, the door to an exciting career in logistics is never shut, as Megan found out when she left higher education.

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Policy Win - June 2023

Logistics UK has welcomed the Department for Transport’s decision, following requests over many years, to end the longer semi-trailer trial and to bring these vehicles into general circulation.

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Delivering decarbonisation is “top priority”, says Logistics UK's Chief Executive

Decarbonisation is a top priority for the logistics sector as the UK deadline of net zero by 2050 draws closer. Together, the sector has been working proactively to share knowledge and participate in trials to introduce new technologies and explore opportunities for modal shift. However, despite industry’s drive to decarbonise, significant barriers remain. 

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Pass the pallets

Why returning CHEP pallets is good for everyone

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Further delays to HS2 impede rail freight growth, says Logistics UK

Rail continues to pave the way for decarbonising transport and helping the UK to reach its targets for achieving net zero by 2050.

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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.

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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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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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