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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: Elise Harris, Tender Management Support, CEVA

Growing up with a parent who worked in logistics, Elise felt she already had the base of knowledge needed to seek out her own career within the industry.

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Logistics UK webinar throws light on the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, by Matt Harrington, Senior Policy Manager 

Logistics professionals from across the sector joined Logistics UK’s webinar on 12 March 2024, to hear more about the business group’s response to the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, and its wider implications for the sector. 

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Logistics UK policy wins

Logistics UK's policy team are working hard for our members all the time and representing them to government.

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Logistics is ready to supercharge the UK – now let’s go and do it! By Kevin Green, Policy Director, Logistics UK

After media speculation, we now know that a General Election will take place during 2024. And while the actual date on which it will take place is still to be confirmed, focus has turned to the policies of all the key parties and how they propose to win over voters.  As one of the UK’s biggest business groups, Logistics UK is urging all political parties to unleash the power of the logistics industry to drive growth across the whole economy.

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Generation Logistics case study: Christina Kouridi, AI Research Engineer, InstaDeep London

Christina graduated from university with a Masters degree and took her first step into logistics as a supply chain manager and consultant. But then she became interested in AI, and what machine learning could bring to the sector.

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2PUK - Why a change in maritime logistics could help UK retail weather economic challenges

By Marcus Connolly, Strategic Commercial Director, Port of Liverpool

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Why we need a dedicated Minister for Logistics and Supply Chain

Finally, we know that a general election will be held this year.  And with logistics established at the heart of all economic activity in the UK, we are urging the next government to prioritise the appointment of a Minister for Logistics and Supply Chain. David Wells OBE, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, explains why such an appointment is so vital to the UK’s future growth. 

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Generation Logistics case study: Adriana Thompson, Graduate Scheme, Wincanton

Before getting stuck into the Wincanton Graduate Scheme, Adriana thought she knew what she wanted to do in logistics.

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A month in the media – February 2024

Logistics UK continued to maintain a high profile in the media during February, with the press office providing comment on a wide variety of issues to ensure its members’ views continue to be represented.

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2024 Last mile challenges: reducing costs

Reducing costs is a critical challenge in the last mile and this remains a top priority for operations and logistics professionals in 2024. In this article we highlight four areas to prioritise when it comes to maintaining control and minimising costs.

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A manifesto for change: Putting logistics first to drive the economy forward

With the government’s stated intention to call a general election later this year, Logistics UK has been working with its membership base – over 21,000 members – to ensure that all political parties are aware of the needs of the logistics sector when finalising their policies.

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Generation Logistics case study: Sunnah Habib, Graduate Scheme, Wincanton

Sunnah came into logistics without really knowing what to expect; she just hoped that the experience would be useful and she could build her confidence and capabilities along the way.

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How VBRA is changing the freight industry: an introduction 

Last week Logistics Magazine sat down with Thomas Hudd, National Technical Manager at NBRA and VBRA Commercial, to talk about the new Elite Truck standard that has the potential to change the freight industry for the better. 

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Working for our membership: providing critical information while facing disruption in the Rea Sea

With ongoing attacks in the Red Sea and the safety of sea-faring crews being paramount, shipping lines are being forced to detour and divert around the Cape of Good Hope, causing significant disruption to supply chains.

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Generation Logistics case study: Jessica Knights, Senior Customs Process Administrator, Maersk

Looking back on our career expectations, it often feels as if the advice we were given at school has no relevance to the opportunities we eventually end up pursuing - so no career is worth discounting! That’s something Jessica, a Senior Customs Process Administrator, proves in droves.

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How GPS Marine embraced environmental challenges for the win

At GPS Marine we first became aware of the movement towards the maritime sector being encouraged to drastically improve its environmental performance in early 2019, as a result of attending a series of workshops organised by Port of London Authority pursuant to the launch of its clean air strategy.

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Logistics UK leading Work Stream 1 of the Freight Energy Forum

The logistics sector is embracing the decarbonisation agenda and is committed to playing its part to help the UK achieve net zero. However, a significant challenge remains around the energy infrastructure required to support a fair transition.

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Generation Logistics case study: Betsy Porter, Customs Processing Administrator, Maersk

Some people enjoy routine: the same tasks and challenges, learnt and overcome. But for Betsy Porter, a rewarding career is one in which diversity pops up on a daily basis.

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Maintaining roadworthy vehicles

Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, which enforcement officers and Traffic Commissioners (TC) refer to for in-service standards, there is a legal requirement for the owner and driver of any motor vehicle and/or trailer to ensure that their load, passenger(s) and the vehicle itself is in the right condition and will not cause any danger either to the operator or someone else.

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January policy wins: government response to calls for evidence on MOTs

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published two calls for evidence outcomes relating to MOT testing.

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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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