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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.

Generation Logistics case study

Kulraj Singh Banwait, Finance Graduate Associate (3rd Year Placement), GXO

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New rail freight operator on track to deliver zero-emissions service

Despite the electrification of more than 70% of all passenger train operator rolling stock in the UK, according to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), the vast majority of Britain’s freight trains remain powered by diesel.

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A month in the media – February 2023

The past month has been another busy one in the Logistics UK press office, with the team continuing to ensure that the business group maintained a significant presence in the news.

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Packed parliamentary reception celebrates industry's skills campaign

More than 200 Logistics UK members, parliamentarians, government officials, senior businesspeople and young people assembled at the Houses of Parliament last week (6 February 2023) to celebrate the passing of a major milestone for the industry-led Generation Logistics campaign.

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2023: key focuses and challenges for logistics

Logistics has, for many decades, remained something of an enigma. Although it has always been vital for underpinning trade and commercial activity, the general public has not always been aware of how indispensable the industry is to the wider UK economy.

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Could ‘guilt-free’ air freight be about to take off?

Aviation’s long dependence on CO2-emitting kerosene has made it one of the most difficult transport modes to decarbonise.

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Spotlight on a policy manager… analysing the evidence to support the policy

Alex Williams, Economic Analyst, Logistics UK

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National Apprenticeship Week case studies

Five apprentices share their stories during National Apprenticeship Week

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Policy campaign highlight – February 2023

Highlighting a campaign currently being run by Logistics UK's policy team.

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In profile: Annie Graham, Apprenticeship Manager, Logistics UK

This week (6-12 February 2023) is National Apprenticeship Week, an opportunity for the education and skills sector to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country and the contribution they make to businesses.

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Will an overcapacity of container ships depress ocean freight rates?

More than 900 new container ships are scheduled to be delivered between now and 2027, according to news agency Bloomberg. This is estimated to increase the existing capacity by around a quarter.

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A smarter way to fuel our fleets

A clear focus for reducing carbon emissions and driving forward for a greener future has pushed its way up the logistics industry’s agenda in recent years.

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Driving up standards – the pressing need for better roadside facilities

While investment in the road network tends to sit near the top of the transport industry’s agenda, the related issue of providing decent facilities for the nation’s army of HGV drivers tends to receive less attention.

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Policy wins – February 2023

Wins recently achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.

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Generation Logistics case study

Arnold Brighton, Apprentice Data Analyst, DFDS

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Leading the charge

A comprehensive and reliable public electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint network is critical if the logistics sector is to play its role in helping tackle the climate crisis, reduce carbon emissions and achieve net zero by 2050.

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FORS – preparing to deliver real change

After 12 months of transition and transformation, FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, is ready to deliver real change on the ground for its accredited operators in 2023.

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Month in the media – January 2023

The logistics industry has maintained a significant presence in the news over the past month thanks to the efforts of Logistics UK’s press office.

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Plugging the skills gap

The skills shortage within the UK is an ongoing issue for the logistics industry, and without the government’s full commitment and support to mitigate it, will continue to be a concern for the sector.

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Generation Logistics case study: Danny Rao, 2nd Year Apprentice – Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump, Marshall

Danny left school at 16 and dived straight into work, with the aim of forging a clear and fulfilling career path.

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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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